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Founding spirit & History

사랑, 빛, 자유의 건학정신을 바탕으로 발전과 성취를 거듭해 온 아름다운 대학

Founding Spirit

  • Daegu University was founded on the philosophies of good will and charity and with a motto of "Love, Light, and Freedom". Under these ideals, Daegu University has strived to provide opportunities to handicapped and socially-challenged people while simultaneously producing capable young men and women who are well-equipped to be the mainstays of a civil society and to maintain Daegu University's founding ideals of philanthropy.
  • Educational Philosophy
  • · To promote public welfare based on devotion to the welfare of humanity and the Christian Spirit

  • University Mission
  • · To cultivate creative human beings who aspire to actualize public welfare and contribute to social progress

  • Educational goals
  • · To create highly-skilled, creative, and proactive professionals

    · To cultivate advanced human resources in national and social welfare

    · To educate progressive and democratic citizens who will contribute to the development of society

    History

    History
    The Era of Foundation 1946~1961
    April 9, 1946 Daegu Blind School founded (The Womb of DU’s Foundation)
    May 1, 1956 Korea Social Work Institute founded (Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu)
    March 29, 1957 ‘Korea School of Social Work’ establishment approved
    February 4, 1958 Daegu Blind School Foundation established
    March 1, 1959 First school gazette, Sadaeyeoseong published
    March 25, 1960 First graduating class from the Korea School of Social Work
    February 4, 1961 Promoted to the ‘Korea Social Work College’ (a four-year college) Reverend Young-shik Rhee appointed as the first rector
    April 1, 1961 Second graduating class from the Korea School of Social Work (41 graduates)
    November 25, 1961 Dr. Tae-Young Rhee appointed as the second rector Whenever trials and tribulations befell us, we walked forward in silence, bearing the noble spirit of Love, Light, and Freedom in our hearts.
    History
    The Era of Overcoming Struggle 1962~1971
    February 27, 1962 Relegated to Korea Social Work Entry College
    March 1, 1963 Established the Institute of Special Education and the Institute of Social Welfare
    January 5, 1964 Launched Social Work University Newspaper
    January 18, 1964 Organizational changes to the "Young Gwang" school
    January 21, 1964 Korea Social Work College (4-year) re-establishment approved
    February 12, 1965 First official graduating class from the Korea Social Work College (83 graduates)
    December 31, 1971 Purchased land in Jillyang-myeon, Gyeongsan-gun to establish a campus (approx. 60,000 pyeong (200,000 m2)) To spread one’s wings to soar, we created a springboard to leap up.
    History
    The Era of Growth 1972~1981
    July 19, 1973 Authorized to open Graduate School master programs
    June 28, 1973 Authorized to establish an R.O.T.C.
    January 21, 1975 Authorized to open Graduate School doctoral programs
    September 1, 1975 Established affiliated Senior Welfare College
    October 10, 1978 Completion of Building No. 1 (Current College of Law & Public Administration)
    March 1, 1979 Authorized to change the location of the university (San 23, Naeri-ri, Jillyang-myeon, Gyeongsan-gun, Gyeongbuk)
    December 13, 1979 Renamed as Hansa College
    April 17, 1981 Obtained a water usage license for Muncheon Lake (56,000 pyeong (185,000 m2)
    June 1, 1981 Braille Library opened at Gyeongsan campus
    July 31, 1981 Elevated to the status of a comprehensive university and renamed as Hansa University
    October 20, 1981 Renamed as Taegu University The path taken that everyone wants to follow! We were reborn as a bona fide comprehensive university.
    History
    The Era of Development and Success 1982~1987
    January 5, 1982 Partial relocation to Gyeongsan Campus
    (College of Law, College of Commerce, College of Science and Engineering, College of Social Science)
    March 4, 1982 Dr. Tae-Young Rhee sworn in as the first president
    March 5, 1982 Hansa University Gazette changed to Daegu University Newspaper
    August 15, 1982 Completion of the Daegu Campus Main Building (Kim Deok-hee Memorial Building)
    October 5, 1982 Established two new colleges (College of Home Economics and College of Arts)
    February 16, 1983 Opening of Daegu Campus Auditorium
    December 5, 1983 Opening of Gyeongsan Campus Main Library
    August 24, 1984 Opening of Woongji-gwan (Student Union Building) on Gyeongsan Campus
    March 1, 1986 Dr. Tae-Young Rhee sworn in as the second president Despite the turbulent years, finally we bloomed the flowers of desire for mature democratic spirit and university development.
    History
    The Era of Change and Reformation 1988~1995
    March 1, 1988 Organized the Staff Labor Union
    April 13, 1988 Founded the Professors’ Council
    March 1, 1989 Launched Biho Dormitory Complex
    (Newly constructed and moved the Student Welfare Building and Ibji Dormitory, Ibjihaksa Builing No. 1)
    October 28, 1989 Daegu University’s address official changed
    (15 Naeri-ri, Jillyang-myeon, Gyeongsan-gun, Gyeongbuk)
    March 1, 1990 Dr. Tae-Young Rhee sworn in as the third president
    April 8, 1993 Dr. Sang-Joon Shin sworn in as the fourth president
    May 1, 1993 Opened Seongsan Hall (Rhee Young-shik Memorial Hall)
    March 12, 1994 Professor Ki-Seop Cho sworn in as the fifth president Beyond our local borders and to the world! We walked more vigorously to be reborn as a prestigious global private school.
    History
    The Era of Soaring to the World 1996~2009
    February 17, 1996 Dr. Yun-Heun Park sworn in as the sixth president
    June 5, 1997 Daegu University's ultra-high-speed ATM information network (TGUNet) is opened
    September 25, 1997 Opened the Daegu University Rehabilitation Clinic
    April 20, 1998 Opened Chungma Hall, Korea’s first residential hall for people with disabilities
    August 3, 1998 Established Special Education/Rehabilitation Technopark Project Team and Industry/Academia Collaboration Center
    October 5, 1999 Opened the Center for College of Engineering
    Special Education/Research Project Team selected for BK 21 Project in Humanity and Social Science Sector
    February 17, 2000 Dr. Deok-Hong Yoon sworn in as the seventh president
    September 1, 2000 Opened Korea's first Support Center for Students with Special Needs
    September 20, 2001 College of Education moved from the Daegu Campus to the Gyeongsan Campus
    November 2, 2001 Developed Korea’s first VoiceBook for students with special needs
    December 10, 2001 Awarded first prize for Contributions to Practical Applications of Assistive Technology for the Disabled
    (We First Practice Central Council for the Disabled)
    June 24, 2002 Completed Comprehensive Research/Lecture Building
    July 1, 2003 Dr. Jae-Kyoo Lee sworn in as the eighth president
    January 26, 2004 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs accredited in the Second-term University Comprehensive Assessment
    June 16, 2004 Five project teams selected for the New University for Regional Innovation (NURI) project by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development
    July 27, 2005 Completed and opened Daegu University's Blood Bank
    November 1, 2005 Dr. Yong-Doo Lee sworn in as the ninth president
    May 1, 2006 Daegu University’s 50th Anniversary
    May 12, 2006 Launched Korea's first Modern Wood and Lacquer Craft Exhibit Hall
    November 3, 2006 Launched Korea’s first Braille Publishing Museum
    January 2, 2007 Promulgation Ceremony of Daegu University's new UI (University Identity)
    May 21, 2007 Launched the IT Specialization Research Center & Gyeongbuk Ubiquitous Neo-Technology Research Center
    November 18, 2008 Official opening of the expended Yeongdeok Training Center
    March 1, 2009 Moved the College of Rehabilitation Sciences from Daegu Campus to Gyeongsan Campus
    November 1, 2009 Dr. Duck-ryul Hong sworn in as the tenth president
    December 15, 2009 Launched the first Driving Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled among Korean universities To challenge the youth and to continually advance the university all roads now lead to Daegu University
    History
    The Era of Challenges and Accomplishments 2010~ Present
    April 18, 2010 Established the Research Center for Multi-cultural Social Policy
    May 3, 2010 Daegu University’s 54th Anniversary and Vision Declaration Ceremony for the “University where Students are Happy” project
    May 3, 2010 Opened the Special Education History Center
    August 27, 2010 College of Education rated Grade A (Best) in the National College of Education Assessment by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
    December 14, 2010 Opened the Comprehensive Welfare Center
    March 15, 2011 Opened K-PACE (School for people with developmental disabilities)
    April 28, 2011 Launched the Hyangto Local Residence Building (Dormitory)
    December 30, 2011 Awarded the Presidential Citation for job creation in the government-award group sector
    March 28, 2012 Selected for the LINC Project (Leaders in Industry-university Cooperation) by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology
    May 9, 2012 Selected for the University Public Bicycle Establishment Project by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security
    May 6, 2013 Selected for the Industry/Academia Fusion Research Village Support Project by the Small and Medium Business Administration
    May 31, 2013 Designated as a Gyeongbuk Continuing Education Promotion Institute
    July 9, 2013 Obtained the highest amount of funding in Korea for the Educational Empowerment Project (KRW 5.12 billion)
    September 25, 2014 Declaration Ceremony for Student Happiness
    (Eleventh Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for Dr. Hong Duck-ryul)
    September 25, 2014 Launched the Work & Study Dual Co-op Co-training Center
    March 18, 2015 Fifth consecutive year being selected as a best university in the Educational Welfare Support Assessment for Disabled University Students
    April 1, 2015 Selected as an IPP-type Work & Study Co-op University by the Ministry of Employment and Labor
    April 24, 2015 Hosted the General Meeting for the Korean Private University Presidents’ Conference
    June 8, 2015 Selected for the Character Education 3.0 Support Project by the Ministry of Education
    June 24, 2015 Awarded the Excellence Award in the College Funding targeting Korea Fund/Asset Management
    (Minister Award, Ministry of Education)
    January 7, 2016 Fourth consecutive year being selected for the Social Entrepreneurs Development Project
    January 25, 2016 Selected by the Small and Medium Business Administration to participate in the Start-up Leading University Promotion Project
    January 28, 2016 Selected by the Ministry of Employment and Labor to host a University Creative Job Creation Center
    (up to KRW 2.5 billion in funding over five years)