Opening the first chapter of private schools in Korea

1947
Opens as the first full-time private university in the post-independence eraBuildings open in Nagwon-dong, Seoul (Departments of Law, Political Science, History, Mathematics and Physics)
1949
Buildings move to Sindang-dong, Seoul
1951
Temporary move to Busan during the Korean War; university holds ceremony for the first graduating class of 104 students at Deoksan Elementary School in Daegu
1957
Campus construction starts in Hannam-dong, Seoul, and the university returns to Seoul
1958
Graduate School opens its doorsGraduate School opens its doors

Setting milestones

1967
Elevated to university status
1975
Establish Dankook Farmer Training School in Cheongyang, South Chungcheong Province
1978
Cheonan Campus opens
1984
Dankook University Dental Hospital opens
1988
Hold International Sports Science Congress in commemoration of the ‘88 Seoul Olympics
1994
Dankook University Hospital opensDankook University Hospital opens

A New Challenge, a New Vision

1996
Construction starts for a new campus in Jukjeon, Gyeonggi Province
2005
Selected as the outstanding university and graduate school from the Comprehensive University Evaluation in Korea
2007
Completion of the Jukjeon Campus construction and relocation of the Seoul Campus to Jukjeon area
Celebration of the University's 60th Anniversary
2008
30th Anniversary of the Cheonan Campus
Compiled the world's largest unabridged Chinese character dictionary, ‘the Great Chinese-Korean dictionary (16 volumes)'
Selected for the World Class University (WCU) program by fostering research-oriented universities the Great Chinese-Korean dictionary (16 volumes)

Envisioning Dankook's Future as it Leaps into the World

2009
Establish the School Policy-oriented Research Institute, strengthening the foundation for research competitiveness
2010
Receive ABEEK and KAAB certification
Established the College of Pharmacy and University IP Holding Company
2011
Full-fledged execution of the university's specialization efforts
- Jukjeon: IT and CT specialization, Cheonan: BT and foreign language specialization
2012
Selected for the Leaders in INdustry-university Cooperation (LINC) program
2013
Sets up plan for academic unit adjustment
Receives approval for main campus and sub-campus consolidation and building a multi-campus system
2014
Selected for the Leading Universities for Startups program
CK project applies to department level