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History

2011 ~
  • 2017
    • February 20Academic exchange agreement with Shantou University, China.
  • 2016
    • December 19Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Soowan Medical Center for Training Health Workers.
    • November 9Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Gwangju Biennale for enhancing Cultural Art and Convergence Industry.
    • October 10Academic exchange agreement with Nantong Normal College, China.
    • October 6Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Korea Traders Association Gwangju Jeonnam Branch to Support Export Promotion for Gwangju University Family Firms.
    • Augus 29Built a new water fountain on the previous location of the clock tower.
    • Augus 23Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Gwangju Foundation of Information and Cultural Industry, Operating the Project of Local-based Contents Korea Lab.
    • July 13Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Korean Senior Citizens Association Gwangju Office to Create Jobs for Senior Workers.
    • June 27Academic exchange agreement with Guangzhou University, China.
    • June 16Built the new entrance to Gwangju University along with new roads in its vicinity.
    • April 25Completion of Futsal Field.
  • 2015
    • December 21Academic exchange agreement with Ba Ria-Vung Tau University, Vietnam.
    • December 21Academic exchange agreement with St. Louis University, Philippines.
    • November 4Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Jeonnam Association of Information and Culture Development.
    • October 14Academic exchange agreement with Mongolia International University, Mongolia.
    • September 22Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Korean Association for the Advancement of Invention Gwangju Branch.
    • September 1Agreement of Managing Entrusted Child-Care Center with Jeonnam Regional Police Agency.
    • Augus 13Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with Jeonnam Employers Federation.
    • Augus 4Academic exchange agreement with Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Applied Science & Technology, Vietnam.
    • July 15Agreement of Developing Culture and Art Contents with the Association of Asian Culture Development.
    • June 26Development of New Academic Administration Computational System to Improve Efficiency of Administration and Education Services.
    • June 16Academic exchange agreement with Otemon Gakuin University, Japan.
    • June 16Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Korea Employers Federation.
    • June 10Opening of the Center Supporting Specialized Craftsmanship with Korean Traditional Costume, Gwangju University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation.
    • May 21Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Gwangju Creative Economy and Innovation Center.
    • May 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Hyuk-Jong as the 8th President of Gwangju University.
    • April 30Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Gwangju City Office of Education for Enhancing Local Educational Competitiveness.
    • April 3Academic exchange agreement with Nanchang Institute of Technology, China.
    • January 15Academic exchange agreement with Xi'an Shiyou University, China.
  • 2014
    • December 25Academic exchange agreement with Qiqihar University, China.
    • November 26Opening of the Nam-gu Children-Care Center for Food Service and Management.
    • September 16Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with Convergence of Small Businesses Gwangju-Jeonnam Association.
    • September 1Opening of the Liberal Education Department.
    • Augus 11Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Gwangju Employers Federation.
    • July 28Academic exchange agreement with HCMC Foreign Languages and Informatics University, Vietnam.
    • July 2Selected as an Agency for the second phase of the LINC by the Ministry of Education.
    • June 10Opening of Mechanical Training Center at the Department of National Defense and Technology.
    • June 4Academic exchange agreement with Technician College of Liaocheng City, China.
    • May 19Academic exchange agreement with Hong Bang University, Vietnam.
    • April 3Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Association of Societal Enterprises for Creating Jobs.
    • February 27Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with Gwangju MBC.
    • February 12Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Damyang County for Invigorating Local Communities.
    • February 7Academic exchange agreement with Huree University, Mongolia. .
    • January 30Academic exchange agreement with Thu Duc University, Vietnam.
    • January 9Academic exchange agreement with Qingdao Binhai University, China.
    • January 8Agreement of University-Military Interchange with the Air Force Headquarters of Munitions.
    • January 6Academic exchange agreement with Saigon College of Act Culture and Tourism, Vietnam.
  • 2013
    • December 9Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Gwangju Economy Invigorating Employment for Human Resources Training Program.
    • November 11Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Association of Business Incubating Instructors.
    • November 5Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with the Jeonnam Research Agency for Prevention of the Breeding and Extermination of Organisms.
    • September 25Closing of Graduate School of Journalism-Opening of Graduate School of Preservation of Health, Counseling and Policy.
    • September 23Academic exchange agreement with Heilongjiang Nursing College, China.
    • September 23Academic exchange agreement with Qinghai Health College, China.
    • September 23Academic exchange agreement with Qinghai Communications Technical College, China.
    • August 29Agreement of Industry-University Cooperation with Bohae Brewery Company.
    • July 15 Academic exchange agreement with University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
    • June 11Academic exchange agreement with Shenyang Institute of Technology, China.
    • June 11Academic exchange agreement with Shenyang University of Chemical
    • April 18Academic exchange agreement with Dalian Neusoft Institute of Information, China.
    • April 16Academic exchange agreement with Dalian Ocean University, China.
    • April 9Academic exchange agreement with Federal Polytechnic Nekede University, Nigeria.
  • 2012
    • December 13Academic exchange agreement with Dalian Art College, China.
    • December 12Academic exchange agreement with Liaoning Mechanical And Electrical College, China.
    • December 10Academic exchange agreement with Heilongjiang University, China.
    • November 6Academic exchange agreement with Binh Dnong University, Vietnam.
    • September 20Academic exchange agreement with Harbin Normal University, China.
    • August 30Launching Ceremony of Gwangju University Family Firm of Industry-University Cooperation.
    • August 8Official Launching of the Industrial-Educational Cooperation of the National Research Foundation.
    • July 9 Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Gwangju City and Chosun University for Attracting Young Tourists from Overseas.
    • June 27Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Korean Airports Corp.
    • May 24Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Gwangju District Court for Encouraging Knowledge Donation.
    • May 1Establishment of the Industrial-Educational Cooperation of the National Research Foundation.
    • March 27Academic exchange agreement with Dalian Translation and Interpretation College, China.
    • March 19Academic exchange agreement with Luohe Vocationa College of Food, China.
    • March 19Opening of No.2-Job Cafe to support students' job searching.
  • 2011
    • December 12 Approved ROTC by the Ministry of National Defence.
    • December 7Academic exchange agreement with Xi'an Shiyou University, China.
    • August 1Academic exchange agreement with University of Canberra, Australia.
    • July 12Academic exchange agreement with Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China.
    • May 31Academic exchange agreement with College of Art and Science, Bohai University, China.
    • May 31Academic exchange agreement with Bohai University, China.
    • May 6Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Gwangju Cultural Foundation for Cultivating Men of Ability.
    • May 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Hyuk-Jong as the 7th President of Gwangju University.
    • April 22Agreement of University-Police Cooperation with the National Central Police Academy.
    • April 3The Teaching-Learning Center is upgraded to the Liberal Education Department.
    • March 19Academic exchange agreement with Kingsford International College, China.
    • March 19Academic exchange agreement with Henan Economic and trade Vocational college, China.
    • March 17Opening of Gwangju University Office in China.
2001 ~ 2010
  • 2010
    • October 15Opening of Convergence-Open Major Department.
    • March 17Launching of Project Enhancing the Universities's Educational Competency (PEUEC).
  • 2009
    • November 23Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Air Force Headquarters.
    • October 28Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding and Continuation of Gwangju University-Yeonggwang FC Soccer Team.
    • July 22Agreement of University-Industry Interchange with the Gwangju Cluster Project Team and the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation.
    • July 15Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Bitgoeul Senior Health Town.
    • July 9Establishment of the Real Estate Experts Education Center.
    • March 12Agreement of Government-University-Collaboration with Yeonggwang County
    • March 6Academic exchange agreement with Qiqihar University, China.
    • March 4Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the First Fight Wings of Air Force.
    • February 17Agreement of Education for Job Competency Improvement with the Korea Elevator Maintenance Cooperation.
  • 2008
    • December 15Agreement of Educational-Industrial Interchange for Invigorating Local Economy with the Bank of Korea Gwangju Jeonnam Branch.
    • December 9Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of Korea.
    • October 14Opening of Industrial Manpower and Educational Agency.
    • September 23Academic exchange agreement with Harbin Normal University, China.
    • September 1Opening of No.1-Job Cafe to support students' job searching.
    • June 6Signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Korea Regional Development Foundation
    • May 24Completion of the Soccer field to the international standard and Basketball court.
    • March 30Academic exchange agreement with Chiba University, Japan.
    • March 14Academic exchange agreement with Oita University, Japan
    • March 3Opening of the Graduate School.
    • March 1Launching of Male University Soccer Team.
    • February 28Closing of the Graduate School of Industry.
    • February 13Academic exchange agreement with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China.
    • February 1Opening of Hosim Agency for Fostering Competent Personnels.(Hosim Injae Gaebalwon)
  • 2007
    • November 27Declaration of GU VISION 2030, The Vision of Long Term University Plan.
    • November 11Agreement of Government-University-Collaboration with Hampung County.
    • September 26Agreement of University-Police Cooperation with Gwangju Provincial Police Agency.
    • August 21Agreement of Mutual Cooperation with City Rehabilitation Hospital.
    • June 1 Opening of Innovational Engineering Education Center.
    • May 30Academic exchange agreement with The College of Arts and sciences Yunnan, China.
    • May 29Academic exchange agreement with Russian State Social University, Russia.
    • May 11Declaration of the second Establishment of Gwangju University and Development fund agreement.
    • May 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Hyuk-Jong as the 6th President of Gwangju University.
    • April 9Inauguration of Mr. Jeong Yong-Deuk as the 3rd Chairman of the Hosim Foundation.
    • March 1Opening of Teaching-Learning Center
  • 2006
    • September 25Agreement of University Mentoring to enhance educational competitiveness of Gwangju with Gwangju Dongbu Office of Education.
    • May 25Establishment of the Gwangju University Woman's Basketball team.
    • March 24Agreement of Government-University-Collaboration to enhance regional development and interchanges with Gwangju City.
    • March 16Opening of English Lounge, English-Only-Zone.
  • 2005
    • November 28Agreement of Mutual Cooperation with Chosun University Medical School.
    • October 26Academic exchange agreement with Qingdao Binhai University, China.
    • October 25Agreement of Government-University-Collaboration to enhance competencies of civil servants with Gwangju Namgu office.
    • September 21Academic exchange agreement with Qiqihar University, China.
    • September 20Academic exchange agreement with University For Science & Technology Beijing, China.
    • August 12Academic exchange agreement with Taizhou College, China.
    • June 30 Academic exchange agreement with Dalian Polytechnic University, China.
    • April 29Academic exchange agreement with Wuhan University of Technology, China.
  • 2004
    • December 28SAcademic exchange agreement with Jeonnam National University.
    • September 21Opening of the digital plaza of Gwangju University.
    • July 15Agreement of establishing a digital plaza of Gwangju University with the Korea Game Development Institute.
    • April 26Inauguration of Ms. Jeong Young-Ae as the 2nd Chairman of the Hosim Foundation.
    • March 3Agreement of Industrial-Educational Cooperation with Gwangnam Daily Newspaper.
    • March 1Opening of Gwangju University as a General University.
    • February 12Agreement of Industrial-Educational Cooperation with the Institution of Marine City Gas.
    • February 11Agreement of Industrial-Educational Cooperation with Jeonnam Daily Newspaper
    • February 11Completion of the second dormitory Saimdang Hall.
    • January 15Agreement of Industrial-Educational Cooperation with Gwangju Daily Newspaper
  • 2003
    • December 8Academic exchange agreement with Ehime University, Japan
    • October 24Opening of Central Digital Library (Hosim Memorial Library)
    • September 16Establishment of the Hosim Cup Amateur Golf Championship.
    • June 2 Completion of the Main Electronic Library(Hosim Memorial Library).
    • May 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Hyuk-Jong as the 5th President of Gwangju University.
  • 2002
    • November 16The Ministry of Education authorizes Gwangju University to change its educational category to that of a general university.
  • 2001
    • July 31Academic exchange agreement with Shandong University, China.
    • July 26Establishment of the Graduate School of Social Welfare, with Master's and Doctoral programs.
    • March 21Academic exchange agreement with Tokyo Denki University, Japan.
    • March 20Establishment of the Tourism Industry Design Innovation Center.
    • February 22Inauguration of Dr. Lee Jae-Won as the 4th President of Gwangju University.
1970 ~ 2000
  • 2000
    • December 18Completion of the first dormitory Maewon Hall.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with ST. Paul University, Philippines.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with University of Regina Carmeli, Philippines.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with Tarlac State University, Philippines.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with University of Cebu, Philippines.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with Bulacan State University, Philippines.
    • December 9Academic exchange agreement with Angeles University, Philippines.
    • July 18Name of Gyeongsang Graduate School is changed to Industrial Graduate School.
    • June 27 Agreement of distance exchanges with the Korea Digital Educational Foundation.
    • March 9Academic exchange agreement with Koshien University, Japan.
    • March 1Establishment of the Institute for Industry-University Cooperation.
  • 1999
    • December 2Establishment of the Start-UP Nursery Center.
    • November 24Academic exchange agreement with Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines.
    • November 3Graduate School of Journalism changes its name to Graduate School of Journalism and Public Relations.
    • July 10Establishment of the Design Support Center.
    • May 3Academic exchange agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA.
  • 1998
    • March 1Inauguration of Dr. Shin Geuk-Beom as the 3rd President of Gwangju University.
    • March 1Establishment of the Lifetime Education Center.
  • 1997
    • December 1Establishment of the Foreign Language Center.
    • December 1Academic exchange agreement with Beijing Language and Culture University, China.
    • June 9Completion of the Hosim Hall, the Lecture and Research Complex.
  • 1994
    • April 5Academic exchange agreement with Far Eastern State University, Russia.
    • March 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Ran-Soo as the 2nd President of Gwangju University.
  • 1993
    • November 6Approved Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication by the Ministry of Education.
    • February 19Completion of the Haengjeong Hall, the Administration and Research Complex.
  • 1991
    • July 31Completion of the Computer Center.
  • 1990
    • August 1Student Union Building opens.
    • March 1Inauguration of Dr. Kim Ran-Soo as the 1st President of Gwangju University.
  • 1989
    • October 28Gwangju Gyeongsang College is upgraded to a university, and changes its name to Gwangju University.
    • October 20 Signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation.
    • March 1,Inauguration of Dr. Sung Nae-Woon as the President of Gwangju Gyeongsang College.
  • 1988
    • December 30Approved Gyeongsang Graduate School by the Ministry of Education.
    • June 30Academic exchange agreement with Yokohama City University, Japan.
    • March 1The school changes its name to Gwangju Gyeongsang University.
  • 1986
    • December 22Establishment of the Hosim Foundation.
    • December 22Inauguration of Dr. Kim In-Kon as the 1st Chairman of the Hosim Foundation.
    • September 28Completion of Baekin-Hall(faculty research building) and Sports Complex.
    • January 28The Computer Center begins operation of PRIME 750.
    • January 20Completion of Art Building, Computational Building (Institution of Computation and Information)
  • 1985
    • November 5Completion of Tamjin-Hall( (College of Engineering)
    • September 28Completion of Keuki-Hall (College of Art and Culture)
  • 1984
    • September 28Completion of Sungsil-Hall (College of Art and Culture)
    • March 1Inauguration of Dr. Lee Jae-Won as the President of Gwangju Open College.
  • 1983
    • December 7Gwangju Gyeongsang Junior College is upgraded to four-year Gwangju Open College.
    • July 11Completion of Jinweol-Hall(Gymnasium)
    • January 12Academic exchange agreement with Western Illinois University, USA.
  • 1980
    • December 15Inauguration of Dr. Kim In-Kon as the President of Gwangju Gyeongsang Junior College.
    • December 11 Approved Gwangju Gyeongsang Junior College by the Ministry of Education.
    • June 25Completion of Insung-Hall(Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation)
  • 1974
    • January 5Approval of establishing Gwangju In-Sung High School.
  • 1970
    • September 1Dr. Kim In-Kon, founder of Hosim Academy acquired Youngsanpo Junior High School and Youngsanpo Commercial High School.