History in Pictures History in Pictures

1934 – Year Founded

The 80-year history of Kwangwoon University started when Dr. Kwang-woon Cho established the “Chosun Radio School” in Namdaemun Union which he was managing to improve the nation’s science and technology education.

  • 14th graduation ceremony at Chosun Radio School, 1939

1960s

Every ounce of passion, heart, and soul was put into strengthening the foundation of the electronic engineering college.

All the efforts were put into transforming the college into a full-time, 4-year engineering college. The college recruited respected professors all across the country and invested tremendous amount of energy building facilities and equipment, supplies, and services

  • Main building of the engineering college

  • Sports field in the 1960s

  • Laboratory

  • Dongguk Radio Highschool

  • Dr. Kwang-woon Cho giving a speech at the sisterhood agreement ceremony with the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Eighth United States Army, July 02, 1966

  • The opening ceremony of Dongguk Electronic Engineering College, 1964

  • Kwangwoon Electronic Engineering College’s 1st Commencement, February 27, 1969

  • Experimental equipment and devices during the Dongguk Electronic Engineering College period, 1963

  • The campus when the school was called ‘Dongguk Electronic Engineering College’, 1963

  • Dr. Kwang-woon Cho and the faculty in the electronics laboratory, 1968

  • Broadcasting club members after the 1st Broadcasting Festival, 1969

  • Broadcasting club members conducting an interview, 1969

1970s

1970s was when Kwangwoon started its ambitious ’10-Year University Development Plan’ that includes specific goals and plans for developing the campus and educational facilities.

But, it was also a tumultuous and gloomy period when universities' admistrative autonomy and developmental policies were the under the control of the authoritarian Yushin Regime established by Park Chung-hee's military coup.

  • In January 1973, Kwangwon held an academic conference for science education and scientification of education at Olympus Hotel, Incheon.

  • School bus running in the campus in 1973. The school bus was used mostly by commuting faculty and staff members.

  • National Radio and Television Communications Competition held at Kwangwoon campus in 1975

  • Opening ceremony of Hwado Hall in May, 1975. Dean Young-gwon Kim and Dr. Kwang-woon Cho cutting the ribbon.

  • Commencement in 1975

  • Inauguration ceremony of the 4th President Poong-jin Jeon, 1976

  • Opening ceremony of Hwado Hall in May, 1975. Deam Young-gwon Kim and Dr. Kwang-woon Cho cutting the ribbon.

  • Commencement in 1975

  • Inauguration ceremony of the 4th President Poong-jin Jeon, 1976

1980s

1980s was when Kwangwoon University, formerly Kwangwoon Engineering College, started preparing to become a true collegiate university.

To become a systematic, collegiate university, in 1981 Kwangwoon started expanding its facilities, laboratories, equipment and library facilities and initiated a curriculum reform. And finally, on October 19, 1987, Kwangwoon became Kwangwoon University, a true collegiate university.

  • Dr. Moo-sung Cho inaugurated as the Chairman of the board of the Kwangwoon Foundation, November, 1982

  • Signboard Hanging Ceremony after changing the school’s name from Kwangwoon Engineering College to Kwangwoon University, March 1, 1983

  • Dean In-eung Yang giving a welcoming speech at the 13th Kwangwoon Communications Competition, 1983

  • Sisterhood Agreement with China’s Liaoning University, April 14, 1989

  • The 1st Mock Labor-Management Council hosted by the Department of Business Administration, March, 1983

  • Students practicing with typewriters. Typewriters are very rare these days but in those days, students used typewriters for teletyping. 1986

  • Kwangwoon University’s temporary broadcasting studio set up at Hamdeok Beach in Jeju Island, 1986

  • Soccer game against Myongji University at the 1982 intercollegiate Football League Championship

  • Wolgye Festival’s disco competition in 1984. In the early 80s, students participated in talent shows and competitions in the festivals.

  • A freshman welcoming ceremony hosted by the Student National Defense Corps in 1982, a campfire ceremony.

  • Wolgye Music Festival’s award-winning songs were made into an album. This picture is the cover of the 3rd Wolgye Music Festival Album from 1980.

  • Students competing in a game of Korean wrestling ‘ssireum’ at Wolgye Athletic Meet in 1986

  • Students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences protesting, demanding the arrest of former president Jeon Doo-hwan and his wife Lee Soo-ja after the corruption of the Fifth Republic of Korea was unveiled in 1988

  • Humanities students protesting demanding the arrest of former president Jeon Doo-hwan and his wife Lee Soo-ja. In the 80s, democratic student protests were daily business in the campus.

  • A way to Hwado Hall on a winter’s day in 1980

1990s

The 90s was when the University underwent a number of hardships including an admission scandal but it was also the period that Kwangwoon dedicated all of its efforts to regain prestige and trust.

  • Seong-cheon Yun was inaugurated as the 3rd President on December 16, 1993. President Yun was the first president to be elected by direct votes of professors.

  • After the 3rd President Seong-cheon Yun resigned from his post, Professor Jun-gil Kang appointed by the Kwangwoon Foundation was inaugurated as the 4th President of Kwangwoon on September 24, 1994.

  • Academy-Industry Cooperation Agreement with EnK Telecom, April 23, 1996

  • Sisterhood Agreement with Mississippi State University, October 29, 1996

  • Opening ceremony of Kwangwoon Information Communication Start-up Support Center, December 9, 1998

  • Inaugural ceremony of the graduate school alumni assoication

  • Launch of Kwangwoon Integrated Information system and opening the Integrated Information Center on September 15, 1998

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1980s

1980s was when Kwangwoon University, formerly Kwangwoon Engineering College, started preparing to become a true collegiate university.

To become a systematic, collegiate university, in 1981 Kwangwoon started expanding its facilities, laboratories, equipment and library facilities and initiated a curriculum reform. And finally, on October 19, 1987, Kwangwoon became Kwangwoon University, a true collegiate university.

  • Dr. Moo-sung Cho inaugurated as the Chairman of the board of the Kwangwoon Foundation, November, 1982

  • Signboard Hanging Ceremony after changing the school’s name from Kwangwoon Engineering College to Kwangwoon University, March 1, 1983

  • Dean In-eung Yang giving a welcoming speech at the 13th Kwangwoon Communications Competition, 1983

  • Sisterhood Agreement with China’s Liaoning University, April 14, 1989

  • The 1st Mock Labor-Management Council hosted by the Department of Business Administration, March, 1983

  • Students practicing with typewriters. Typewriters are very rare these days but in those days, students used typewriters for teletyping. 1986

  • Kwangwoon University’s temporary broadcasting studio set up at Hamdeok Beach in Jeju Island, 1986

  • Soccer game against Myongji University at the 1982 intercollegiate Football League Championship

  • Wolgye Festival’s disco competition in 1984. In the early 80s, students participated in talent shows and competitions in the festivals.

  • A freshman welcoming ceremony hosted by the Student National Defense Corps in 1982, a campfire ceremony.

  • Wolgye Music Festival’s award-winning songs were made into an album. This picture is the cover of the 3rd Wolgye Music Festival Album from 1980.

  • Students competing in a game of Korean wrestling ‘ssireum’ at Wolgye Athletic Meet in 1986

  • Students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences protesting, demanding the arrest of former president Jeon Doo-hwan and his wife Lee Soo-ja after the corruption of the Fifth Republic of Korea was unveiled in 1988

  • Humanities students protesting demanding the arrest of former president Jeon Doo-hwan and his wife Lee Soo-ja. In the 80s, democratic student protests were daily business in the campus.

  • A way to Hwado Hall on a winter’s day in 1980

1990s

The 90s was when the University underwent a number of hardships including an admission scandal but it was also the period that Kwangwoon dedicated all of its efforts to regain prestige and trust.

  • Seong-cheon Yun was inaugurated as the 3rd President on December 16, 1993. President Yun was the first president to be elected by direct votes of professors.

  • After the 3rd President Seong-cheon Yun resigned from his post, Professor Jun-gil Kang appointed by the Kwangwoon Foundation was inaugurated as the 4th President of Kwangwoon on September 24, 1994.

  • Academy-Industry Cooperation Agreement with EnK Telecom, April 23, 1996

  • Sisterhood Agreement with Mississippi State University, October 29, 1996

  • Opening ceremony of Kwangwoon Information Communication Start-up Support Center, December 9, 1998

  • Inaugural ceremony of the graduate school alumni assoication

  • Launch of Kwangwoon Integrated Information system and opening the Integrated Information Center on September 15, 1998

  • Students and faculty members starting and testing the Kwangwoon Integrated Information System

  • University evaluation, 1998

  • Students participating in a rural experience program

  • The 1st Kwangwoon University Robot Festival, 1997

  • Freshman welcoming ceremony

  • Masked dance at Wolgye Festival

  • Marathon in Yeonchon Athletic Meet, September 23, 1992

  • Kwangwoon University’s ice hockey team

  • Haeoreum (Sunrise) Festival hosted by the student council

2000s

While strengthening its foundation as an electronics and information engineering college, Kwangwoon University continuously strived to become a leading collegiate university that leads the electronic engineering field and information society.

  • Graduate School of Business Administration’s Cyber CEO Program Welcome Ceremony

  • Opening ceremony of Chambit Hall, January 11, 2001

  • Korea-China-Japan e-Business Seminar, December, 2002
    The number of international academic seminars increased rapidly in the 2000s.

  • Kwangwoon University’s Academy-Industry Cooperation Agreement with the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy, June 21, 2001

  • President Jeong-sik Kim of Daedeok Electronics donates university development fund, November 11, 2003
    In the 2000s, there was a lot of university development fund donations to the university.

  • Kwangwoon University’s Academic Exchange Agreement with Seoul Women’s University, October 24, 2002

  • Kwangwoon University’s Academy-Industry Cooperation Agreement with the Radio Research Laboratory of the Ministry of Communication

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Institute giving a presentation, November 1, 2002

  • Opening ceremony of Hanul Hall, July 26, 2003

  • Kwangwoon University participating in the University Admission Seminar Expo held at COEX Convention Center in Samseong-dong, November 20 ~ 23, 2003

  • Culture and art seminars regularly held at the main library

  • Club activities

  • Students’ overseas trip hosted by the university. Students went on a history trip to Baekdu Mountain in 2002.

  • Kwangwoon University’s soccer team participating the 2003 Hummel Korea Intercollegiate Football League and winning the 2nd place.

  • Kwangwoon University’s cheerleading team

  • Students and citizens cheering Korean national soccer team watching a game on a massive projector screen in Kwangwoon University’s stadium and outdoor theater during the 2002 World Cup.

  • Retired 2002 World Cup hero Seol Ki-hyun visits his old school, Kwangwoon University