1947

Established in Seoul as the first full-time private university
The university was founded based on the financial donations of Mrs. Hyedang, Cho Huijae and the educational philosophy of Mr. Beomjeong, Chang Hyong.
The founding spirit was that of National Salvation, Independence, and Self-Reliance.
The two founders had personally experienced the sorrow of losing their country under Japanese rule and were eventually convinced that independence could only be achieved through educating talented individuals. They believed it was Dankook University’s duty to train such enlightened individuals.

1978

Cheonan Campus opened to expand the range of DKU’s social service capacity. Dankook University is the first university in Korea to open a second campus.

2007

Relocation of the Seoul Campus to the Jukjeon Campus

2009

International Summer School launched at the Jukjeon Campus



Derived from the Korean mythical legend of “Dangun,” the bear is the mascot of Dankook University.
Dankook believes in the necessity of preserving traditional and ethnic values,
as well as the values of endurance, diligence, self-support, and courage, which comes from the core of the story.


Statistics (as of 2019)

Campus

Students

Faculty

Programs

Jukjeon

19,831

1,778

U – 11 schools, 36 programs
G – 9 schools, 195 programs

Cheonan

15,843

1,442

U – 12 schools, 49 programs
G – 5 schools, 99 programs

Total

35,674

2,920

U – 23 schools, 85 programs
G – 13 schools, 294 programs


International Partnerships with 409 institutions in 65 countries world wide (as of 2019)