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History of Handong
2000 Handong
2000.10.25 Modification of the Maximum Number of Students in Graduate School
Decrease : 50 People in Graduate School of Education
2000.07.28 Authorization for the Creation of New Graduate School
Professional Graduate School (50 People) -
Handong International Law School, International Law Program (Opening in 2002)
Specialized Graduate School (20 People) -
Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation:
Christian Interpretation and Translation Program
2000.04.14 Completion of Academic Research & Cooperation Center, Industrial Incubation Center
2000.02.01 Delegation of the 2nd President Dr. Young-Gil Kim
1999 Handong
1999.11.19 Authorization for the Creation of Graduate School of Education (80 People) -
English Education, Counseling Education
1999.11.02 Authorization for the Creation of New Graduate School
General Graduate School (45 People)
- Major of Information Communication, Life Engineering, Spatial Design, Mechanical Control System Specialized Graduate School (40 People)
- International Management Graduate School Socio-MBA Leadership Major
- International Development & Cooperation Major
1999.10.14 Modification of the Maximum Number of Students in University and Change in the Name of the Department
(Maximum Entering Number : 660 Daytime, 100 Night-time)
Increase : Foreign Language Major (Night) - 10 People; Management Major (Night) - 10 People
Change in the Name of Department :
Department of Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering ->
Department of Mechanical Control System Engineering;
Foreign Language Major (Night) -> English Major (Night)
1999.07.15 Change in the Name
Academy of Social Education -> Lifelong Education Center
1999.02.24 1st Commencement Ceremony
(76 Graduates)
1999.02.23 Completion of the Hyoam Building
1998 Handong
1998.10.19 Modification in the Maximum Number of Students
(Maximum : 660 Daytime, 80 Night-time Students)
Decrease : Foreign Language Major (Night) - 40 People;
Management Major (Night) - 40 People
1998.10.07 Selected as the Superior University for the Propulsion of Academic Innovation led by the Ministry of Education
(Field of Change in Academic Course where Student's Selection is Guaranteed)
1997 Handong
1997.11.11 Selected as the Superior University for the Propulsion of Academic Innovation led by the Ministry of Education
(Field of Enhancement in Ease of Education and Research)
1997.11.05 Creation of New Major and Modification in the Maximum Number of Students
Change in the Name / Change in Affiliation
(Maximum Number : 660 Daytime, 160 Night-time)

Creation of New Department :
School of Communication Arts and Science
Creation of New Night-Time Major (Currently Department of Industrial Education) :
Foreign Language Major - 80 People
Management Major - 80 People

Increase in the Number :
Daytime / 60 People
(School of Communication Arts & Science - 40 People; School of Law Court - 20 People)

Change in the Name :
School of Law Court -> School of Law
Major of Industrial Design -> School of Industrial Information Design
1997.10.09 Donation of Pohang Good Samaritan Hospital to Handong Global University
1997.09.19 Creation of New Department:
Department of Basic Humanities
1997.09.11 Opening of CEO Course in the Academy of Social Education
1996 Handong
1996.10.24 Creation of New Major & Modification of Quota
Department of Law Court - 40 People
Total Entrance Quota : 600 People
1996.10.21 Selected as the Superior University for the Propulsion of Academic Innovation led by the Ministry of Education
(Field of Specialization in the University)
1996.08.09 Inauguration of Chairman Young-Deok Lee for the School Institution
1996.05.01 Change in the Name of Department
School of Construction Environment Engineering ->
School of Construction and City Environment Engineering
1995 Handong
1995.11.09 Inauguration of Chairman Yong-Jo Ha for the School Institution
1995.10.04 Introduction of No Major/ No Department Entrance System
Modification in the Facility of Major and Quota in Number of Students

Change in the Name of Major / Change in Affiliation (Quota : 560 People)
English and English Literature Major -> School of International Studies, Language and Literature
Information Management Major -> School of Management and Economics
Environment and City Engineering Major ->
School of Construction and Environment Engineering
School of Electrical Calculation and Electrical Engineering ->
School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Creation of New Major :
Industrial Design Major / Increase : 160 Daytime Students
1995.08.08 Inauguration of Jong-Won Kim, Cooperating Director of Pohang Good Samaritan Hospital as the Chairman
1995.03.07 Completion of Basic Academic Facility and 1st Entrance Ceremony
(Maximum of 400 Students)
Opening of the Academy of Social Education
1995.02.01 Inauguration of the First President, Dr. Young-Gil Kim
Launching of University Administrative Structure
1994 Handong
1994.12.13 Modification of Majors and Change in the Quota of Students
(8 Majors -> 4 Major Groups)

Details of Change:
Environment Engineering Major (40 People) + City Engineering (40 People) ->
Environment and City Engineering Major Group (60 People)
Mechanical Engineering Major (40 People) + Metallurgical Engineering (40 People) -> Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering Major Group (60 People)
Biological Engineering Major (40 People) + Food Engineering (40 People) ->
Biology and Food Engineering Major Group (60 People)
Electrical Engineering Major (40 People) + Electrical Calculation Major (40 People) ->
Electrical Calculation and Electrical Engineering Major Group (140 People)
1994.12.02 Authorization for the Establishment of Handong Global University by Ministry of Education
(10 Departments, 400 People)

English and Literature (40 People), Management Information (40 People), Environment Engineering (40 People), Urban Engineering (40 People), Mechanical Engineering (40 People), Metallurgical Engineering (40 People), Life Biology (40 People), Food Engineering (40 People), Electrical Engineering (40 People), Electrical Calculation (40 People)
1994.01.21 Nomination of Dr. Young-Gil Kim as the First President
1993 Handong
1993.05.10 Ground-Breaking of Basic Education Facilities
(Lecture Building and Accessory Structures / 4 Buildings)
1992 Handong
1992.09.21 Authorization for the Establishment of a School Corporation "Hyundong School"
Inauguration of Tae-Heon Song as the First Chairman
1992.08.14 Authorization of the Plan for the Establishment of the University
(10 Majors, 400 People)
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