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History of Handong
2019 Handong
2019.10.14

Selected for 'Korean Online Open Lecture (K-MOOC) supporting project' for 3 consecutive years by the Ministry of Education / National Institute for Lifelong Education (2017-2019)

2019.05.27 The Opening Ceremony  of Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Global Education at HGU
2019.05.08 Building Dedication Ceremony of Cornerstone Hall (Building of the School of Spatial Environment System Engineering)
2019.04.26

Selected as 'Local Donation Center for Education in Gyeongsang Area' for 6 consecutive years by the Ministry of Education / Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (2014~2019)

2019.04.24

Selected for 'the Project for Strengthening Professional Personnel in Industrial Field 2019' (In the field of laser-photosynthesis)

by the Ministry of Trade / Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology

2019.03.21 Groundbreaking Ceremony of the 2nd Happiness Dormitory
2019.02.18 The 25th Entrance Ceremony (1,030 people) - (892 undergraduate, 138 graduate) / ※ Transfer: 68 (824 freshmen)
2019.02.15 Honorary Doctorate Degree of Educational Technology: Ban Ki-Moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the UN
2019.02.15 The 21st Graduation Ceremony (986 people)-(827 bachelors, 153 masters, 6 doctors)
2018 Handong
2018.12.17

Selected as an Outstanding Counselling Institution in 2018 (Program field) by the Council of Student Life Counselling Centres of National Universities

2018.11.22

Awarded '2018 the 7th Annual Education Donation Reward of the Republic of Korea'

from the Ministry of Education / Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (in 2015 and 2018)

2018.09.03

Selected as '2018 Autonomous Enhancement University' in the Assessment for Fundamental Competency of Universities

supervised by the Ministry of Education

2018.05.23

Selected for the 'Support Project for the Contributing Universities for the Normalisation of High School Education 2018'

by the Ministry of Education for 5 consecutive years (2014~2018)

2018.02.20 The 23rd Entrance Ceremony
(1,014 People - 809 Undergraduates, 155 Post-Graduates)
※ Transfer Students : 50 People
2018.02.19 The 20th Commencement Crremony
(1,015 People - 881 Undergraduates, 132 Master's Program, 2 Doctorate Program)
2017 Handong
2017.12.26 Selected as Certified University for International Education Quality Assurance System led by the Ministry of Education and National Research Foundation
2017.11.16 Held International Scholar Conference on the 500th Year of Reformation
(Protestantism and the East Asia; November 16 ~ 18, 2017)
President's Hotel, Seoul
2017.08.21 Completion of PRIME Building
(Remodeling of Ebenezer Hall)
2017.07.20 Opening of HGU Center at Hebrew's University, Israel
2017.07.11 Groundbreaking Ceremony for 'Ban Ki-Moon UN Academic Impact Global Education Institute
2017.06.09 Selected for 'Leaders in INdustry-University Cooperation (LINC+) Operation in Society-Tailored Type of Year 2017' Society-Tailored Focused Operation led by Ministry of Education
2017.05.17 Selected for 4 Continuous Years to Operate '2017 Gyeongsang Province Regional Center for Educational Donation' (2014 ~ 2017)
2017.05.12 Selected for the 'Program to Support Korean Massive Open Online Course (K-MOOC)' led by the Ministry of Education and National Institute for Lifelong Education
2017.05.04 Selected for 4 Continuous Years in 'Operation for the Supporting of Contributing University in Normalizing Higher Education 2017' (2014 ~ 2017)
2017.04.13 The Assumption of Office for Chairman Jae-Hoon Lee to School Corporate Body
2017.04.10 Opening of Boaz Medical at Handong Global University
2017.03.28 Selected for '2017 Software Focused University Operation' led by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning'
2017.02.27 Completion of Happiness Dorm (Ha Yong-Jo Hall) and Welfare Complex
(Worship Service and Naming Ceremony)
2016 Handong
2016.11.04 Hosting of the 3rd UN Academic Impact Seoul Forum
2016.09.30 Opening of Handong Global University Creative Job Center
2016.09.21 Selected for 'Women in Engineering - Undergraduate Leading Program (WE-UP)' led by the Ministry of Education and Korea Research Foundation
2016.06.15 Appointment of Dr. Young-Gil Kim as the Honorary President
2016.05.30 Co-hosting of the 66th UN NGO Conference (May 30 ~ June 1)
(Gyeongju, Korea)
2016.05.03 Selected for the '2016 PRogram for Industrial Needs - Matched Education (PRIME) Operation led by the Ministry of Education
2015 Handong
2015.12.15 Awarded the
'Grand Prize in 2015 4th Korea Educational Donation Award' led by the Ministry of Education and Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity
2015.12.02 Awarded the 'Grand Prize in 2015 Korea Character Education' led by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, and Joongang Daily
2015.08.31 Selected as A-Level (Highest Level) University in 2015 Evaluation of Structural Reform in University led by the Ministry of Education
2015.07.06 Selected for 'Advancement of College Education (ACE) Incubation Project' led by the Ministry of Education (4-Year Term, 2015 ~ 2018)
2015.05.26 Selected for '2015 Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation (LINC) Incubation Project led by the Ministry of Education
2015.03.25 Handong Global University was awarded the '2015 POSCO Chung-Am Education Award'
- POSCO Center, Seoul
2015.03.06 Ceremony for the Commemoration of the 20th Year of Handong Global University
(Hyoam Chapel)
2015.02.24 The 21st Entrance Ceremony (992 Students)
- 864 Undergraduates, 128 Post-Graduates / ※ 47 Transfer Students
2015.02.23 The 17th Commencement Ceremony (976 Students)제17회 학위수여식(976명)
- 848 Undergraduates, 125 Master's Program, 3 Doctoral Program
2014 Handong
2014.12.16 Handong Global University Library selected as the UN Depository Library
(Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
2014.09.23 Opening of New Department :
School of Creative Convergence Education - ICT Convergence Major
2014.08.31 Hosting of 2014 UN Academic Impact - HGU Samoa Forum at Fiji
- UN International Conference on Climate Change and Small Island States
2014.08.19 Opening of 'Handong Global University-Pohang City Center for the Management and Support of Children's School Meals'
2014.07.08 Selected as the 'Trial Operation Center for the Gyeongsang Province Educational Donation Regional Center' led by the Ministry of Education and Korea Foundation for Science & Creativity
2014.06.30 Selected for the two Operations in '2014 College-Specific Operation' led by the Ministry of Education and Korea Research Foundation (2014 ~ 2018)
- Regional Strategic Sector: 'Gyeongsangbuk-Do East Coast Sustainable Energy - Environment Fusion Talent Incubation Operation'
- Internationalization Sector : 'ICT-based Global Creative and Innovation Talent Incubation Operation'
2014.06.17 Selected for '2014 Operation to Support Contributing University in Normalizing Higher Education' led by the Ministry of Education and Korea Council for University Education
2014.05.25 Selected for 'Year 2014 Critical Technology Development Operation' led by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
- Building the Foundation for the Commercialization of High Power Output Laser: Development of 125J.Hz Level Laser for Surface Modification (2014 ~ 2017)
2014.03.31 Modification of Maximum Number of Students in University
(SY 2017, 729 Daytime Students)
2014.02.11 Creation of New Department in General Graduate School - Psychology Major
Separation of Department in General Graduate School, Advancement of Green Energy and Environment: “Major in Advanced Green Energy and Environment" ->
'Green Photonics', 'Green Atomics', 'Green Engineering', 'Green Biology'
2014.02.04 Farewell and Inauguration Ceremony of Handong Global University President
- Farewell of Dr. Young-Gil Kim (1st ~ 4th President)
- Inauguration of Dr. Soon-Heung Chang (5th President)
2014.02.01 Inauguration of the 5th President of Handong Global University, Dr. Soon-Heung Chang
2013 Handong
2013.10.02 Closure of Major - School of Mechanical and Control Engineering
- Major in Electromotive Engineering, and Intensive Major in Electromotive Engineering
2013.08.06 Completion of International Faculty House #1
2013.07.09 Selected for 6 Continuous Years in '2013 Operation for the Support of University Admissions Officer's Capacity Building' led by the Ministry of Education
2013.06.12 Selected as Central Cooperation University of '2013 Operation for the Support of University Admissions Officer's Capacity Building' led by Ministry of Education and Korea Council for University Education
2013.02.20 The 19th Entrance Ceremony
(845 Undergraduates, 118 Post-Graduates)
※ 52 Transfer Students (44 Daytime, 8 Night School)
2013.02.17 The 15th Commencement Ceremony - 834 Students
747 Undergraduates, 87 Master's Program
2012 Handong
2012.11.02 Opening of Smart Campus Service, a Combination of NFC and GPS Technology
2012.10.10 Completion and Opening of Artificial Turf Field 'Nanum Pyeongbong Field'
2012.09.06 Opening of Handong Global University
Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship
2012.05.31 Selected for 2012 'RFID/USN Expansion Public Offering Project' led by
the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
2012.05.10 Selected for Leading University in 'Year 2012 Operation for the Support of University Admissions Officers' led by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Korea Council for University Education (4 Years Continuous)
2012.04.30 Completion Ceremony of Student Dormitory #9 (Bethel Hall)
2012.04.13 Selected for 'Year 2012 Operation for the Capacity Building of Qualified Talents-Building University' led by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
2012.04.05 Selected for the 'Level 2 Support Program of Engineering Education Innovation Center - Building Sustainable Growing Talents in the Global Environment' led by Ministry of Education and Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
2012.02.21 Inauguration of the 5th Chairman of School Foundation, Beom-il Kim
2011 Handong
2011.10.13 'Modification of the Maximum Number of Students in University'
Daytime : 760 Students (Increase of 20 Students from 740)
Night School - 0 Students (Decrease of 20 Students from 20)

Closure of Major
Department of Industrial Education
'English Major', 'Social Welfare Major' -> Closed
2011.09.30 Change of School Corporation Name
(Previous) Hyundong School -> (Change) Handong Global University
2011.08.09 Change in Name of General Graduate School's Major and
Addition of New Post-Graduate Program

'Laser Convergence Major' -> 'Advancement of Green Energy and Environment Major'

Creation of Doctoral Program in Advancement of Green Energy and Environment
Major and Combined Master's and Doctor's Program
2011.05.09 Selected for 'Year 2011 Operation for the Capacity Building of Qualified Talents-Building University' led by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
2011.03.01 President Young-Gil Kim inaugurated as the
17th Chairman of Korea Council for University Education (~ April 1, 2012)
2011.01.20 Selected as the UNAI Global Hub Center in Higher Education Capacity Building Field
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