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  • 2011-

    2011 -

    • 2011.04.08 Chungju Campus renamed as Glocal Campus
    • 2012.09.01 Dr. Heeyoung Song inaugurated as the 19th President
    • 2013.03.01 College of Bioscience and Biotechnology established. College of Art & Culture renamed as College of Art & Design; College of General Studies renamed as College of Integrated Studies.
    • 2014.08.26 Innovation Building completed
    • 2015.01.23 Haebong Building for Real Estate Studies completed
    • 2016.04.08 KU sports facilities opened
    • 2016.05.12 Second ox statue unveiled
    • 2016.07.20 New Engineering Building opens (expected)
  • 2001-2010

    2001-
    2010

    • 2001.01.26 Ms. Kyung-hee Kim inaugurated as chairperson
    • 2002.04.30 College of Veterinary Medicine and its affiliated Veterinary Hospital completed
    • 2002.09.01 Dr. Gil-saeng Jeong inaugurated as the 16th president
    • 2002.10.30 Arts & Crafts Building and College of Education expanded
    • 2003.02.04 International House completed
    • 2003.06.05 Foreign Language Institute renamed Konkuk Language Institute (KLI)
    • 2003.06.23 Construction of Student Union Building B starts
    • 2003.07.08 College of Design & Culture renamed as College of Art & Culture
    • 2003.08.23 College of Art & Culture expanded
    • 2003.11.28 Life Science Building A completed
    • 2004.01.02 Agricultural Resource Development Research Center renamed as Research Institute of Life & Environment
    • 2004.03.05 Heavy Machinery Hall expanded
    • 2004.04.13 Student Union Building B completed
    • 2005.02.21 Industry-University Cooperation Building completed
    • 2005.05.03 Construction of KU:L House (dormitory) starts
    • 2005.05.04 New University Identity (UI) announced
    • 2005.05.25 Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC; KU Hospital) completed
    • 2005.09.12 Icheon Sports Science Town opens
    • 2005.09.29 Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC; KU Hospital) opens
    • 2006.01.25 College of Veterinary Medicine expanded
    • 2006.05.17 College of Law Building expanded
    • 2006.06.14 Integrated Information Systems, Konkuk’s portal, completed
    • 2006.08.17 Sanghuh Hall and KU:L House (dormitory) completed
    • 2006.09.01 Dr. Myung Oh, former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Technology, and Minister of Information and Communications, inaugurated as the 17th president
    • 2006.12.14 KU and Korea Aerospace Research Institute signed an agreement for joint research
    • 2007.04.01 Dr. Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry (2006), invited as University Professor
    • 2007.8.28 Center for International Affairs closed, and Office of International Affairs established
    • 2008.03.01 Dr. Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics (2000), invited as University Professor
    • 2008.04.01 Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine (1998), invited as University Professor
    • 2008.08.10 Global Hall (part of KU:L House) opens
    • 2008.10.02 Admissions & Information Technology Building opens
    • 2009.02.11 Law School opens
    • 2009.10.22 Graduate School of Business (MBA) approved
    • 2009.11.05 MOU on KU Tech Uijeongbu Cluster signed
    • 2010.03.23 The Institute of the Humanities for Unification founded
    • 2010.04.27 Konkuk University United Broadcasting (KUBB) Station opens
    • 2010.09.01 Dr. Jin-q Kim inaugurated as the 18th president
  • 1991-2000

    1991 -
    2000

    • 1991.03.01 Dr. Yong-gyo An inaugurated as the 12th president
    • 1992.04.27 Mosirae Building (dormitory) on Chungju Campus completed
    • 1993.02.01 Dr. Ho-gwon Jeong inaugurated as the 13th president
    • 1993.05.01 Dr. Seung-jong Hyun inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1993.10.20 Comprehensive Lecture Hall on Chungju Campus completed
    • 1994.09.01 Dr. Hyeong-seop Yun inaugurated as the 14th president
    • 1996.02 Acknowledged as "Outstanding University" based on a nationwide university evaluation
    • 1996.03 Graduate School of Architecture and Graduate School of Mass Communication opens. Research Institute for Korean Affairs (RIKA) and Bioscience Research Institute established as School Policy Research Institutes.
    • 1996.09 Acknowledged as “Outstanding University” in the globalization and informatization section of educational reform evaluation
    • 1997.11.11 Liquid Crystal Research Center established
    • 1998.09.01 Dr. Won-jae Maeng inaugurated as the 15th President
    • 1999.07.12 Dr. Jung-geun Lee inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1999.07.23 Administration Building of Chungju Campus completed
    • 1999.10.14 College of Veterinary Medicine established. College of Animal Husbandry and College of Agriculture integrated into College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; College of Life & Culture renamed as College of Design & Culture
    • 1999.11.02 Professional Graduate School of Architecture opens
    • 2000.04.30 New Millennium Hall and Liberal Arts Faculty Building completed
    • 2000.07.28 Graduate School of Real Estate Studies established
    • 2000.08.08 College of Architecture and College of Information & Communications established
    • 2000.12.01 Veterinary Science Research Institute and Seoul European Institute opens
  • 1981-1990

    1981 -
    1990

    • 1981.09.08 College of Engineering expanded
    • 1982.06.09 Ms. Kye-ok Kim inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1983.03.01 Dr. Young-chan Kwon inaugurated as the 9th and 10th president
    • 1983.12.21 Mr. Seung-yoon Yoo inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1984.02.21 Natural Science Building on Chungju Campus completed
    • 1985.11.23 Sanghuh Memorial Museum completed
    • 1986.11.06 College of Medicine on Chungju Campus approved
    • 1987.05.15 Joongwon Library on Chungju Campus completed
    • 1988.02.29 Iluhun, a dormitory for students preparing for civil service examinations, opens
    • 1988.08.10 Dr. Yong-han Kim inaugurated as the 11th president
    • 1988.10.10 Stone tablets bearing inscriptions of major literary works around the world installed
    • 1989.03.04 Sanghuh Memorial Library opens
    • 1989.05.11 Sanghuh Cultural Foundation established
    • 1990.08.17 Chungju Medical Center opens
  • 1971-1980

    1971 -
    1980

    • 1971.01.06 Dr. Jong-won Kwak inaugurated as the 5th, 6th, and 7th president
    • 1972.01.01 Founder of Konkuk University, Dr. Seok-chang Yoo passes away
    • 1972.01.19 Mr. Il-yun Yoo inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1972.01.25 Gymnasium opens
    • 1973.06.05 Seoul International School opens
    • 1973.12.28 College of Education opens
    • 1975.01.15 Selected as a pilot university for university education improvement by the Korean Ministry of Education
    • 1976.08.15 Administration Building completed
    • 1978.01.17 Mr. Seung-yoon Yoo inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1979.05.15 Student Union Building A completed
    • 1980.01.05 Chungju Campus established
    • 1980.02.04 Konkuk University High School opens
    • 1980.03.29 Dr. Il-mun Jo inaugurated as the 8th president
  • 1961-1970

    1961 -
    1970

    • 1961.11.08 Dr. Seok-chang Yoo inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1962.01.15 Dr. Dae-wee Jeong inaugurated as the 2nd and 3rd president
    • 1964.09.15 Konkuk Dairy Farm opens
    • 1967.12.31 Konkuk University Middle School established
    • 1968.11.05 Dr. Hee-seok Moon inaugurated as the 4th president
    • 1969.11.12 Stadium opens
  • 1931-1960

    1931 -
    1960

    • 1931.05.12 Non-profit Care Facility and Bokeon Sibo (public health newsletter) launched
    • 1934 Non-profit Care Facility renamed as People's Hospital
    • 1946.05.15 Chosun School of Politics opens
    • 1948.05.21 Mr. Kideok Kang inaugurated as the first chairperson
    • 1949.09.09 Foundation of College of Political Science approved
    • 1949.11.11 Dr. Seok-chang Yoo inaugurated as chairperson of University Foundation
    • 1951.09 Interim office for College of Political Science opens in Busan during the Korean War
    • 1951.11.12 Mr. Tae-soo Shin inaugurated as chairperson
    • 1956.10.19 Konkuk University relocates to its current location (Seoul)
    • 1959.02.26 Promoted to a comprehensive university
    • 1959.03.31 Dr. Seok-chang Yoo inaugurated as the 1st president
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