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.


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.


Relocation of the Seoul Campus to the Jukjeon Campus


International Summer School launched at the Jukjeon Campus