History

  • 2016’s ~ 2018’s

    2017
    04. 28
    Selected as ACE Quality Teaching University.
    02. 27
    Admission quota reduced: 9 in undecided majors
    02. 27
    Communication Design Department and Art Content Department are combined into Department of Art and Design.
    02. 27
    Department of Computer and Mechatronics Engineering are combined into the Department of Computer and Mechatronics Engineering.
    02. 27
    Chemistry Department and Life Sciences Department are combined into the Department of Chemistry and Life Sciences.
    2016
    07. 06
    Daniel Hall, John Hall, and museum are completed.
    06. 07
    Selected for continued support as specialization (CK-II) university in the Seoul Metropolitan area.
    03. 01
    Changes in admissions quota: increases (10 in nursing), decreases (3 in Chinese, 3 in Japanese, 3 in Business Administration, 2 in Social Welfare, 4 in Food and Nutrition, 5 in Life and Sports, 4 in Chemistry, 3 in Life Science, 5 in Computer Science, 3 departments, 4 architectural departments, 5 music departments, 3 communication design departments, 3 art departments)
    03. 01
    The Department of English Literature renamed as the Department of English Language and Literature.
    02. 01
    Dr. Kim, Sung-ik inaugurated as the 14th president.
  • 2010’s ~ 2015’s

    2015
    10. 15
    Supervised by the Korea University Newspaper, Sahmyook University received 2015 Korean University Award – Excellence in Humanities Education.
    04. 10
    Supervised by Korea Journalists Association, Sahmyook University received 2015 Korea Education Award – Character Education.
    03. 01
    Adjustment in the admissions quota (reduction in the number for Theology students-5, reduction of 15 students in the English and English Language departments, increase in the number of nursing students from 55 to 65)
    03. 01
    The Department of Horticulture and the Department of Environmental Green Design were combined into the Department of Environmental Design and Horticulture.
    03. 01
    Animal Science, Animal Bio-Engineering combined into Department of Animal Life Resources.
    03. 01
    The Japanese Department is renamed as the Department of Japanese Studies.
    03. 01
    Chinese Department renamed as Department of Chinese Language Studies.
    03. 01
    Freedom Engineering Department is newly established.
    03. 01
    The Department of Basic Medical Sciences is closed.
    02. 04
    Signed MOU with Loma Linda University in the US for cooperation in education and research.
    2014
    12. 04
    Newstart Research Center was completed.
    07. 18
    Signed MOU with Malaysian Goshen Adventist Secondary School for overseas training.
    07. 01
    Health Science Specialization Project is selected for the CK project (University for Creative Korea)
    05. 14
    Signed a business agreement with Seoul Hospital for mutual cooperation.
    03. 25
    Signed MOUs with 19 universities for international exchange and cooperation.
    • ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, France
    • AMAZONIA ADVENTIST COLLEGE, Brazil
    • CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO ADVENTISTA DE SÃO PAULO, Brazil
    • CENTRAL AMERICAN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Brazil
    • CHILE ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Chile
    • COLOMBIA ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Columbia
    • CUBA ADVENTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, Cuba
    • DOMINICAN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Dominican Republic
    • ECUADOR ADVENTIST COLLEGE, Ecuador
    • FRIEDENSAU ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Germany
    • HAITIAN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Haiti
    • ITALIAN ADVENTIST COLLEGE VILLA AURORA, Italy
    • LINDA VISTA UNIVERSITY, Mexico
    • MINAS GERAIS ADVENTIST COLLEGE, Brazil
    • NAVOJOA UNIVERSITY, Mexico
    • PAKISTAN ADVENTIST SEMINARY AND COLLEGE, Pakistan
    • PERUVIAN UNION UNIVERSITY, Peru
    • RIVER PLATE ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, Argentina
    • SPANISH ADVENTIST SEMINARY, Spain
    03. 01
    The School of Social Welfare was abolished and the Social Welfare Major was changed to Social Welfare Studies and the Health Care Administration Major was renamed to the Health Management Administration Department.
    2013
    11. 27
    Signed MOU with Osaka University for international exchange and cooperation.
    09. 17
    Singed MOU with Tokyo Keizal University for international exchange and cooperation.
    09. 01
    Received the accreditation of ‘2013 university institution evaluation’ from Ministry of Education · Korea University Evaluation Institute and was selected as ‘MVP Educational Service Model University’.
    07. 01
    Signed MOU with the University of Malaya of Malaysia for international exchange and cooperation.
    04. 10
    Supervised by the Korea Federation of Journalists, Sahmyook University received 2013 Korean Education Award – Humanity Education Division for three consecutive years.
    01. 17
    Signed MOU with Walla Walla University in the United States for international exchange and cooperation.
    01. 08
    Signed MOU with Loma Linda University in the United States for international exchange and cooperation.
    2012
    12. 03
    Signed MOU with Shangdong University in China for international exchange and cooperation.
    11. 23
    Signed MOU with Shenyang University of Architecture in China for international exchange and cooperation.
    10. 18
    Supervised by Korean University Newspaper, Sahmyook University received 2012 Korean University Grand Prize – Social Service Education Division.
    08. 21
    Anmyeondo Insung Education Training Center was completed.
    07. 13
    Signed MOU with Long Island University for international exchange and cooperation.
    04 .27
    Supervised Herald Economy, Sahmyook University received Grand Prize in Korean Education Industry
    03. 15
    Supervised by Korean Federation of Journalists, Sahmyook University received 2012 Korea Education Award – Character Education for two consecutive years.
    03. 06
    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology establishes ‘remote lifelong education center’ in Sahmyook University.
    03. 05
    Dr. Kim, Sang – rae inaugurated as the 13th president.
    02. 28
    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology selected Sahmyook University as the ‘Best University for Educational Welfare for Disabled Students’.
    2011
    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology selected Sahmyook University for “University of Business-Industry-Collaboration Technology Commercialization Support Project”.
    11. 04
    Concluded the agreement with Yuxi Normal University, China.
    10. 13
    Supervised by the Korean University Newspaper, Sahmyook University received 2011 Korean University Award – Social Service Education Division.
    04. 20
    Signed International Exchange and Cooperation (MOU) with Adventist University of Africa.
    03. 18
    Supervised by Korea Federation of Journalists, Sahmyook University receives the 2011 Korea Education Award – Humanity Education Division.
    03. 01
    Business Accounting, Distribution Marketing, and Management Information are renamed as Business Administration Business and Business Information Studies, Counseling is renamed as Counseling and Psychology, and Environmental Horticulture Design is renamed as Environmental Green Design.
    Admissions quota: Department of English and Linguistics – 105, Department of Chinese – 37, Department of Business Administration – 60, Department of Management Information – 40, Department of Social Welfare in Social Welfare – 30, Department of Health Management – 30, Department of Pharmacy – 30 Faculty – 80, Animal Science Department – 30, Animal Biotechnology Department – 30, Camecatronics Department – 39
    Reorganize liberal arts curriculum.
    2010
    10. 15
    Conclusion of exchange agreement with Yuxi Normal University, China
    07. 09
    Signed agreement with Montemorelos University, Mexico
    05. 07
    Agreed on Student Exchange Program with Fukuoka Prefectural University, Japan
    03. 24
    Sahmyook University-Edumi is selected as 2010 School Enterprise Support Project by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
    03. 10
    2010 Sahmyook University is selected as the Organization for the Development of Preliminary Technology Entrepreneurs by the Small and Medium Business Agency.
    2010 Selected as a “Human Resources Support Project for University Entrepreneurship Support Center
    2010 Selected as the start-up support program for Small and Medium Business Administration for first and second semester
    03. 03
    Student admission for Pharmaceutical College is capped at 2 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
    03. 01
    The Department of Communication Design in the School of Art and Design changed its name to Communication Design, and the Art Content major to the Art Content Studies and changed the recruiting unit from the major to the department.
    03. 01
    Renamed the Department of Digital Management as Department of Business Administration.
    03. 01
    Reorganized the curriculum for the revitalization of the double major and implemented the independent management system.
    03. 01
    Reorganized the curriculum for the revitalization of the double major and implemented the department self-management system.
    Renamed the Department of Digital Management as a Department of Business Administration.
    The Department of Communication Design in the School of Art and Design changed its name to Communication Design, the Art Content major was renamed as the Art Content Studies, and the recruiting unit changed from major to department.
    02. 08
    Graduated 1011 students (the first since the integration of Sahmyook University).
  • 2001’s ~ 2009’s

    2009
    03. 09
    Doctor Kim, Ki Kon was inaugurated as the 12th president of the school.
    03. 01
    Basic Medicine Science Department was established.
    2008
    10.
    Received Excellence in Educational Environment Award in Korea College Newspaper.
    Selected as Excellent College of Management Innovation in Kyunghyang Shinmun.
    09
    Wins 8th place in Business Evaluation in Korea, supervised by Korea Foundation for the Promotion of Private School.
    06.
    Sahmyook University received ‘2008 Korea National Health Culture Award’ supervised by Hankook Ilbo.
    06. 04
    Artificial Turf Field in stadium was completed for 100th year celebration.
    05.
    Sahmyook University was selected as 2008 most Beautiful Campus in the country.
    05. 14
    Music Hall was completed for 100th year celebration.
    04. 01
    Korea Foundation for the Promotion of Private School and School Business Consulting entered into a contract with MOU.
    03. 01
    Theology College was established.
    The cap of student quota increased in 2008 for Nursing Department: 5 students admitted for admission. However, Music Department, Social and Welfare Department, English Department, Counseling Department, and Digital Business Department lost one seat due to student quota cap.
    2007
    10. 22
    Centennial Hall was completed.
    10. 12
    Received ‘Clean Campus Award’ in Korea College Newspaper.
    09. 07
    Sahmyook University received ‘Top-Brand’ award in the university field, supervised by Sports Seoul.
    09. 03
    College of Pharmacy was established.
    08. 06
    Sahmyook University was selected as ‘College excellent in Business Analysis Evaluation among 4-year private schools,’ supervised by Korea Foundation for the Promotion of Private School.
    06. 28
    Sahmyook University received ‘Environmental Management Awards Earth Environment Preservation Award,’ supervised by Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy.
    06. 21
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with China Okgyue College of Education.
    05. 31
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Northeast Dianli University in China.
    05. 30
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology and Jilin Medical College in China.
    05. 16
    Multipurpose Building was remodeled and reopened as Health and Welfare Education Building.
    05. 14
    Selected as ‘Beautiful Campus’ in Korea College Newspaper.
    03. 14
    Central Library renovation was completed.
    03. 01
    SU秀offered MVP Approval Program
    02. 17
    Selected as a project
    02. 22
    Agreed to exchange with Korea Military Academy.
    02. 06
    TOEIC Test Center was established, supervised by Korea TOEIC Committee.
    2006
    10. 13
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Ethiopian Adventist College.
    10. 12
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Lowry Memorial College in India and Adventist University of the Philippine.
    10. 11
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Northeast Adventist College in India.
    10. 10
    Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the school.
    Published 100th anniversary stamps.
    Agreed to International Exchange Program with Mountain View College in the Philippines, South Philippine Adventist College, Central Philippine Adventist College, Valley view University in Ghana, Bugema University in Uganda, Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College, University of Eastern Africa-Baraton in Kenya, University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, University of Arusha in Tanzania, Hong Kong Adventist College.
    09. 14
    Proclamation of the 2nd opening of the school and Dissemination of Vision.
    Sahmyook University acquired ISO 9001.
    07. 27
    Supervised by Herald Economy, Sahmyook University received “The 4th Herald Economy Marketing Award (Nonprofit field).”
    07. 19
    Sahmyook University was selected as “Hornbeam Forest-Area of Ecology Preservation” in the City of Seoul.
    05. 19
    Sahmyook University was selected as ‘Site of Experience Training Organization of Fossils and Earth History’ by City of Seoul Board of Education.
    03. 10
    Joined in “Nano, IT Fusion Technology Innovation Cluster-Seoul Technopolis” with alliance with other 11 in-Seoul universities.
    03. 01
    College of Human Society, College of Health and Welfare, College of Science Technology, College of Cultural Arts, 21 departments, 31 majors, Graduate School, Graduate School of Theology, Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Health and Welfare were established.
    03. 01
    Supervised by Ministry of Labor, Sahmyook University was selected as the college supporting “2006 Employment Support System Expansion Business (SU(秀) path, employment completion academy process)”
    02. 23
    Supervised by Human Education Resources, Sahmyook University was selected as the “Best College for Disabled Students’ Support Evaluation.”
    02. 02
    Supervised by Human Education Resources, Sahmyook University was selected as the ‘School of Excellent Quality in Health and Welfare’ (Cultivating Care Manager).
    2005
    03. 01
    Doctor Seo, Gwang Soo inaugurated as the 11th president of the school.
    Administrative building was remodeled and named as Daniel Hall.
    Environmental Horticulture Design Department was changed from the system of art of physical and public entertainment to system of Natural science.
    The yearly quota of admission of students to respective departments capped. (Total 10: 2 in Business Administration Department, 1 in Business Administration Information Department, 1 in Horticulture Department, 2 in Environmental Horticulture Design Department, 1 in Food and Nutrition Department, 1 in Social Welfare Department, and 1 in Leisure and Sports Department)
    2004
    03. 01
    Christian Counseling Department was reestablished as Counseling Department.
    Colleges were modified as the 1st college (Theology Department, English Department, Business Administration Department, Business Administration Information Department, Counseling Department, and Music Department), the 2nd college (Chemistry Department, Life Science Department, Horticulture Department, Applied Animal Department, Computer Science Department, and Environmental Horticulture Design Department), and the 3rd college (Nursing Department, Pharmacy Department, Food and Nutrition Department, Physical Therapy Department, Social Welfare Department, and Leisure and Sports Department) and administration support center was set in each college.
    02. 13
    Animal Breeding Lab was completed.
    2003
    09. 01
    Men’s dormitory, women’s dormitory, and dormitory cafeteria were completed.
    2002
    11. 14
    Greenhouse was completed.
    11. 11
    Sahmyook University’s new U. I. was established and proclaimed.
    10. 10
    Sahmyook University publishing department was established.
    07. 19
    Supervised by the Education Human Resources, the school was selected as “2002 Excellent Education Reformation University”
    03. 27
    Student’ Hall was enlarged.
    03. 01
    Humanities Department was renamed as English Department. Techno Business Administration Department was divided as Business Administration Department, Business Administration Information Department, and Computer Science Department.
    Music Education Department was renamed as Music Department.
    Language Education Center was renamed as International Culture Education Center.
    2001
    03. 01
    Biology Department was renamed as Life Science Department.
  • 1990’s ~ 2000’s

    2000
    11. 09
    Gym was completed.
    06. 01
    Doctor Nam, Dae Geuk inaugurated as the 10th president of the school.
    03. 17
    Theology Hall was completed.
    03. 01
    College of Science was renamed as College of Natural Science.
    Leisure and Sports Science Department was renamed as Leisure and Sports Department.
    Technology and Business Administration Department (Business Administration Major, Business Administration Information Major, and Computer Science Major) was established for full time and part time students.
    College of Humanities and Social Science was reorganized with English Literature Major and Social Welfare Major. College of Horticulture Environment was nullified, Horticulture Major was included in College of Life Resource Science, and Environmental Horticulture Design Department was modified as an individual department.
    Rehabilitation Treatment Department was renamed as Physical Therapy Department.
    01. 29
    2nd Science Hall was completed.
    1999
    03. 01
    Christian Counseling Department was established.
    Environmental Design Department was renamed as Environmental Horticulture Design Department.
    Leisure and Sports Science Department, Environmental Horticulture Design Department, and Applied Animal Department were converted from nighttime to daytime.
    Colleges were modified as College of Humane Society (English Literature Major and Business Administration Major), College of Humanity Social Science (English Literature Major, Social Welfare Major, Business Administration Information Major, and Computer Science Major), College of Life Resource Science (Food and Nutrition Major, Applied Animal Major), College of Science (Chemistry Major, Biology Major), and College of Horticulture Environment (Horticulture Major, Environmental Horticulture Design Major) and others were left individually.
    01. 22
    Nurturing Facilities was completed.
    1998
    03. 01
    English Department, Environmental Design Department, Leisure and Sports Science Department were established.
    Data Processing Statistics Department was renamed as Computer Science Department.
    1997
    10. 10
    Celebrated the 50th anniversary for foundation preparation.
    9. 11
    Paul Hall was completed
    05. 13
    Lifetime Education Center was renamed as Social Education Center.
    03. 01
    Nursing Bachelor’s degree completion course was established in the Nursing Department.
    Nutrition Department was renamed as Food and Nutrition Department.
    Dairy Farming Resource Department was renamed as Applied Animal Department.
    College of Natural Science was divided into College of Science and College of Applied Science.
    1996
    10. 10
    Celebrated the 90th anniversary of the school.
    1996
    03. 01
    Data Processing Statistics Department and Business Administration Information Department was established.
    Doctor Shin, Gye Hoon inaugurated as the 9th president of the school.
    Language Education Center and Data Processing Information Education Center was established.
    College of Humanity Social Science was divided into College of Humanity Society, College of Business Administration, and College of Music.
    1994
    09. 01
    Doctor Park, Hae Jong inaugurated as the 8th president of the school.
    03. 01
    Social Welfare Department was established.
    1993
    03. 01
    College system was established and College of Theology, College of Humanity Social Science, College of Natural Science, and College of Medicine was established. Annexed Lifetime Education Center was established.
    The title “dean” was changed to “President.”
    02. 18
    Sahmyook College branch school was set up in Yuznosahalin, Russia.
    1992
    11. 16
    90th Year Memorial Hall (University Church and Multipurpose Hall) was completed and consecrated as a church.
    09. 28
    God of Prophecy Research Center was established.
    03. 01
    Rehabilitation Treatment Department and Dairy Farming Resource Department was established.
    School was renamed Sahmyook University.
    1991
    09.
    TOEFL Test Center, designated by the U. S. Education Cultural Center, was established.
    1990
    09. 01
    Doctor Kim, Hong Ryang inaugurated as the 7th dean.
  • 1960’s ~ 1980’s

    1988
    03. 01
    Biology Department and Horticulture Department were established.
    1987
    11. 28
    Executive Office, Men’s Dormitory, and Women’s Dormitory were completed.
    1985
    08. 19
    Science Hall, Ezra Hall, Students’ Hall, and the front gate were completed.
    1984
    07. 25
    Library and dairy lab was completed.
    1981
    03. 01
    Nutrition Department, Chemistry Department, and Music Education Department were established.
    1980
    09. 26
    70th Year Memorial Hall (auditorium) was completed.
    1979
    03. 01
    Agriculture Education Department was renamed and changed as Pharmacy Department.
    1978
    12. 14
    Samuel Hall was completed.
    03. 01
    Domestic Education Department was renamed and changed as Business Administration Department.
    1977
    01. 05
    Doctor Kim, Jong Hwa inaugurated as the 6th dean of the school.
    1975
    02. 19
    Doctor Lee, Ki Don inaugurated as the 5th dean of the school.
    1975
    02. 17
    For our educational unification, board of directors of Nursing College and the school’s board of directors were combined and unified.
    1974
    03. 01
    Nursing Department was established.
    1973
    12. 19
    School was approved to be established as an annex with Sahmyook Technical School. School recruited students from Dairy Industry Department and Food and Nutrition Department in 1974.
    1972
    12. 08
    Professor Song, Kwon was inaugurated as the 4th dean.
    1971
    09. 01
    Elijah Hall was completed.
    1969
    09. 15
    Professor Ki, Jong Hwa inaugurated as the 3rd dean of the school.
    1968
    03. 01
    English Department was established.
    1967
    03. 01
    School was renamed as Sahmyook College, and the Agriulture Department and Domestic Department was raised in status as Agricultural Education Department and Domestic Education Department in Junior College.
    1965
    01. 18
    Doctor Koo, In Suh inaugurated as the 2nd dean of the school.
  • 1906.10 ~ 1950’s

    1955
    The small auditorium was completed. (Removed in 1993)
    1954
    08. 25
    Pastor Lee, Dan Yul was elected as director.
    1954
    Pastor Jung, Dong Shim was elected as director. The beginning of the school term was April, and on July 20, the same year, the school was approved as a 4-year university.
    1951
    11.
    School was rebuilt and renamed Sahmyook School of Theology. Pastor Lee, Je Myung was elected as director.
    1950
    06. 25
    School closed temporarily due to an accident.
    1949
    11. 13
    Approximately 70 Jungbo (about 694,218m2) of forest land that used to be property of the imperial family was bought in Gongduk-li, Yangjoo-gun, Kyunggi-do (currently 26-21 Gongneung-2dong, Nowon-gu) and the School of Theology was moved to that location. An educational system of regular course, special course, and hearing course was added to the curriculum.
    1947
    09. 01
    School was reopened as Choseon Federation School of Theology in Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul and missionary pastor Won, Ryun Sang was inaugurated as the president.
    1942
    05.
    School was closed due to Japanese oppression.
    1941
    Pastor Choi, Tae Hyun, president of the Korean Seventh Day Adventist Association, was elected as chief.
    1940
    11.
    Korean pastor Lee, Sung Eui was elected as chief when the missionary withdrew.
    1937
    Euimyung School voluntarily withdrew from the administration of the school to maintain firming the force from Japanese shrine of worship.
    05. 02
    The school reopened as Ministry Training School. Clinton W. Lee was elected as director.
    1931
    04. 06
    Theology Department of Euimyung School was relocated to Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seou, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church headquarters. It was named as Choseon Federation School of Theology
    1917
    To enhance the academic background of the church religious workers, the Theology Department in a two-year high school was established. Pastor Jun, Si Yul (Choseon President) took office as the dean.
    1906
    10. 10
    Soonan, Pyeongam, Euimyung School was established with the SDA educational philosophy; to cultivate religious workers of Church, Pastor Smith was inaugurated as the president.
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