Graduate School

History

Kwangwoon University Graduate School was established based on the fundamental philosophy of democratic education and the founding philosophy of diligence, sincerity, frugality, and thrift practice, with the purpose of cultivating holistic professionals who can contribute to the development of the nation and mankind, through professional research and education of the profound academic knowledge required by the high industrial society and the information age and its application methods.

Dec. 15, 1979 - Established the graduate school
- 36 students for master's program
- Established 2 new departments for the master's program: Electronics Engineering (18 students), Electronics and Communications Engineering (18 students)
Dec. 07, 1979 - Inauguration of Poong-Jin Jeon, Ph.D. as the first Graduate School Dean
July 11, 1980 - Inauguration of the 2nd Graduate School Dean Jung-hyeon Cho, J.D.
Nov. 03, 1980 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of master's programs students to 70
- Established 3 new departments for the master's program: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Computing, Business Administration
Nov. 25, 1981 - Established 1 new department in accordance with the revision of school regulations: Electronic Materials Engineering
July 01, 1982 - Permission of quota system for each degree program (Applied from Mar. 1, 1982)
Nov. 22, 1982 - Increased the number of graduate students in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 78
Feb. 14, 1983 - Inauguration of the 3rd Graduate School Dean Guk-cheol Seo, Ph.D. in Engineering
Oct. 29, 1983 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 108
- Increased the number of students for doctoral programs to 36
- Established 1 new department for the master's program: Computer Engineering
- Established 6 new departments for the doctoral program: Electronics Engineering, Electronics Communications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Computing, Electronic Material Engineering, Business Administration
Nov. 27, 1984 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 120
- Increased the number of students for doctoral programs to 46
- Established 2 new departments for the master's program: International Trade, Public Administration
- Established 1 new department for the doctoral program: Electronic Calculator Engineering
Mar. 07, 1985 - Inauguration of the 4th Graduate School Dean Sang-mahn Kim, Sc.D.
Mar. 01, 1987 - Inauguration of the 5th Graduate School Dean In-eung Yang, Doctor of Engineering
Oct. 29, 1987 - Promoted to University
Nov. 09, 1987 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 138
- Increased the number of students for doctoral programs to 55
- Established 1 new department for the doctoral program: Public Administration
July 13, 1988 - Inauguration of the 6th Graduate School Dean Dong-chan Moon, Sc.D.
Nov. 30, 1988 - Increased the number of doctoral program students to 59 in accordance with the revision of school regulations
Nov. 08, 1990 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 162
- Established 2 new departments for the master's program: Chemistry, Law
Mar. 01, 1991 - Inauguration of the 7th Graduate School Dean Chang-wook Kim, Ph.D. in Engineering
Nov. 15, 1991 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 207
- Increased the number of students for doctoral programs to 84
- Established 4 new departments for the master's program: Control Measurement Engineering, Chemistry, Korean Language and Literature
- Established 1 new department for the doctoral program: Chemical Engineering
Mar. 01, 1992 - Inauguration of the 8th Graduate School Dean Dong-chan Moon, Sc.D.
July 28, 1992 - Increased the number of graduate students and created new departments in accordance with the revision of school regulations
- Increased the number of students for master's programs to 249
- Increased the number of students for doctoral programs to 111
- Established 3 new departments for the master's program: Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, English Language and Literature
- Established 3 new departments for the doctoral program: Control Measurement Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
Nov. 22, 1993 - Inauguration of the 9th Graduate School Dean Su-il Jeon, Ph.D. in Public Administration
Aug. 26, 1994 - Inauguration of the 10th Graduate School Dean Jae-hwan Kim, Doctor of Engineering
Mar. 01, 1995 - Inauguration of the 11th Graduate School Dean Dong-chan Moon, Sc.D.
June. 09,1995 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jin-Hyun Kim (President of City University of Seoul, former Minister of Science and Technology)
Mar. 01, 1996 - Inauguration of the 12th Graduate School Dean Jun-bong Kim, Ph.D. in Public Administration
Nov. 02, 1996 - Changed the quota of graduate students to the admission quota system in accordance with the revision of the school regulations
- Increased the number of admissions for the master's program to 246 (total number of enrolled students: 458)
- Established 4 departments of master's programs: Radio Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Korean Language and Literature, English Language and Literature
- Increased the number of admissions for the doctoral program to 50 (total number of enrolled students: 134)
- Changed from the total quota system to the admission quota system from 1997 according to the policy of the Ministry of Education
Feb. 20, 1997 - Established Microprocessor Training Center supported by Samsung Electronics
Mar. 01, 1997 - Inauguration of the 13th Graduate School Dean Dong-chan Moon, Sc.D.
Aug. 25, 1997 - Inauguration of the 14th Graduate School Dean Eui-seok Hong, Doctor of Engineering
Oct. 11, 1997 - New Technology Research Center selected as a university research center designated by Korea Telecommunication Basic Research Project
Oct. 31, 1997 - Signed a mutual exchange agreement with Nowon-gu Office
Nov. 17, 1997 - Approval of regional center for semiconductor design training supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and 3 semiconductor companies (Hyundai, LG, Samsung)
Dec. 01, 1997 - Opened Semiconductor Design Education Regional Center
Mar. 10, 1998 - Signed a mutual cooperation agreement with KIST
Jan. 08, 1998 - Founded Graduate School Friends Association
Apr. 03, 1998 - Established RFIC center supported by HP
May 16, 1998 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Law: Se-jung Lee (Former President of the Korean Bar Association)
- Honorary Doctor of Law: Yun-cheol Jeon (Chairman of Fair Trade Commission)
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Su-hyeon Baek (Director of Industrial Technology Testing and Evaluation Research Institute)
June 20, 1998 - Established Graduate School Alumni Association (President: Hyuk-Jo Kwon)
Sept. 03, 1998 - Selected as a target school for the 1998 Information and Communication Excellent Demonstration School Support Project
May 15, 1999 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Political Science: Moon-gyu Kang (Current Chairman of the Saemaul Movement Central Council)
- Honorary Doctor of Business Administration: Jung-geun Lee
June 04, 1999 - Increased the number of master’s program by 11, doctoral program by 16
Nov. 02, 1999 - Increased the number of doctoral program by 20
May 28, 2000 - Signed an agreement with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and the Korea Information Security Center to establish and operate academic-industrial cooperative research master's/doctoral degree programs
July 18, 2000 - Established doctoral programs: Department of Journalism and Broadcasting, Department of Business Information Management
- Increased master's students by 16, doctoral students by 7
- Increased 10 master's students and 4 doctoral students for academic-industrial cooperative research with Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Korea Information Security Center
Feb. 09, 2001 - Inauguration of the 15th Graduate School Dean Yong-bok Kim, Ph.D.
July 26, 2001 - Increased by 8 master's students and 3 doctoral students for academic-industrial collaborative research with Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Sept. 01, 2001 - Established master's/doctoral degree program in Department of International Relations, doctoral program in Department of Industrial Psychology
May 15, 2002 - Signed an agreement with the Electronic Components Research Institute for the establishment and operation of academic-industrial cooperative research master's/doctoral degrees
May 17, 2002 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jeong-shik Kim (Current Chairman of Daedeok Electronics Co., Ltd.)
Nov. 05, 2002 - Reduced 2003 student quota by 23 (16 masters, 7 doctoral)
Feb. 01, 2003 - Inauguration of the 16th Graduate School Dean Yong-bok Kim, Ph.D.
Feb. 03, 2003 - Signed a graduate school credit exchange agreement (Kookmin University and 7 other universities)
May 16, 2003 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Business Administration: Miyegombo Enkhbold (Current Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
Nov. 2003 - Signed a mutual recognition agreement with Konkuk University Graduate School
Dec. 2003 - Reduced the number of academic-industrial cooperative research students by 10 (8 masters, 2 doctoral)
- Transferred to doctoral program
Dec. 15, 2003 - Signed a credit exchange agreement with the Kyonggi University Graduate School
Dec. 2003 - Signed an agreement to participate in the IT SoC major accreditation course
Sept. 01, 2004 - Established an inter-departmental master's and doctoral degree program
Feb. 01, 2005 - Inauguration of the 17th Graduate School Dean Su-yeon Lee, Doctor of Engineering
May 22, 2005 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jong-taek Oh
- Honorary Doctor of Business Management: Gun-seok Nam
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jong-mun Park
Sept. 01, 2005 - Established inter-departmental master's/doctoral degree program of Department of Information Display
Mar. 01, 2006 - Established inter-departmental master's/doctoral degree program of Department of Criminology
Feb. 01, 2007 - Inauguration of the 18th Graduate School Dean Su-yeon Lee, Doctor of Engineering
Mar. 01, 2007 - Established inter-departmental doctoral degree program of Department of Real Estate
Sept. 01, 2007 - Established inter-departmental master's/doctoral degree program of Department of Defense Business
Sept. 01, 2008 - Established inter-departmental master's degree program of Mobile Embedded SW Engineering
Feb. 01, 2009 - Inauguration of the 19th Graduate School Dean Gi-young Kim, Doctor of Economics
May 20, 2009 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Education: Woong-joo Lee
Feb. 01, 2010 - Inauguration of the 20th Graduate School Dean Gi-seo Lee Doctor of Engineering
Mar. 01, 2010 - Established inter-departmental doctoral degree program of Department Construction Law
- Changed the department name from Mobile Embedded SW Engineering to Embedded SW Engineering
- Changed the recruitment unit to the Department of Embedded SW Engineering as employment contract-type (out of quota)
Feb. 01, 2011 - Inauguration of the 21st Graduate School Dean Jang-ho Cheon, Doctor of Engineering
Feb. 28, 2011 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Hang-woo Han
July 29, 2011 - Changed the name of the Department of Information Display to the Department of Plasma Bio Display
Aug. 24, 2011 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Law: Hong-heon Kim
Feb. 01, 2012 - Inauguration of the 22nd Graduate School Dean Jang-ho Cheon, Doctor of Engineering
Aug. 21, 2012 - Established doctoral degree of Department of Re-educational Formation (outside the garden) in Department of Holography 3D Contents
Feb. 01, 2013 - Inauguration of the 23rd Graduate School Dean Jang-ho Cheon, Doctor of Engineering
July 24, 2013 - Changed the name from Department of Electronic Physics to Department of Electronic Biophysics
- Changed the name from Department of Real Estate to Department of Urban Planning and Real Estate
Aug. 21, 2013 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Science: Jong-gil Park
Oct. 11, 2013 - Inauguration of the 24th Graduate School Dean Gi-ho Choi, Doctor of Engineering
Feb. 01, 2014 - Inauguration of the 25th Graduate School Dean Chun Han, Doctor of Engineering
May 19, 2014 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jung-shik Cho
July 15, 2014 - Changed the name of the Department of Control Measurement Engineering to the Department of Robotics
Nov. 25, 2014 - Established inter-departmental doctoral degree program of Department of Education
- Established master's/doctoral degree program in Department of Defense Business and Management Information
Feb. 01, 2015 - Inauguration of the 26th Graduate School Dean Won-ho Lee, Doctor of Engineering
Nov. 10, 2015 - Established master’s / doctoral program of Department of Culture Industry
- Established inter-departmental master’s / doctoral degree program of Department of Disaster Safety Engineering
- Changed the name from Department of Journalism and Broadcasting to Department of Communications
Feb. 01, 2016 - Inauguration of the 27th Graduate School Dean Won-ho Lee, Doctor of Engineering
Aug. 08, 2016 - Inauguration of the 28th Graduate School Dean Jong-gu Park, Doctor of Public Administration
Feb. 01, 2017 - Inauguration of the 29th Graduate School Dean Byeong-hyo Kim, Doctor of Science
Feb. 01, 2018 - Inauguration of the 30th Graduate School Dean Young-geun Choi, Doctor of Science
Feb. 26, 2018 - Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering: Jae-ryeong Lee
Jan. 11. 2022 - Inauguration of the 31th Graduate School Dean Esook Yoon, Doctor of Political Science