Brief History
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Brief History
1952 Proposal for the foundation of the Inha Institute of Technology made by, the first President of Korea, Dr. Syng Man Rhee
1954 Founding of the Inha Institute of Technology (with 6 departments)
1958 Establishment of the Graduate School
1968 Organization of the Inha University Foundation Assumption to the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees by Dr. Choong Hoon Cho, Chairman of the Hanjin group
1972 Elevation to University status Opening of the College of Natural Science, and the College of Business Administration
1973 Establishment of the College of Education
1978 Founding of the Graduate School of Education
1980 Establishment of the College of Law and Political Science, and the College of Humanities
1981 Opening of the Graduate School of Business Administration
1982 Founding of the College of Home Economics (now renamed as the College of Human Ecology)
1985 Organization of the College of Medicine
1988 Establishment of the Graduate School of engineering
1989 Opening of the Graduate School of Public Administraton
1995 Founding of the Graduate School of Transportation Policy (now renamed as the Graduate School of International Trade and Logistics)
1996 Opening of the Inha University Hospital
1997 Inauguration of Dr. Yang Ho Cho, Vice Chairman of the Hanjin Group, as Chairman of the Board of Trustees
1998 Separating the College of Law into the College of Law and the College of Social Sciences
2000 Opening of the Graduate School of Information Technology and Telecommunications
2002 Inauguration of Dr. Seoung-Yong Hong as the 10th President of Inha University
2003 Separating of the College of Economics and Business into the College of Economics and International Trade and the College of Business Administration
2007 Ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and top 500 universities globally. (Evaluated by the JoongAng daily and the Times-QS respectively.)
Inter-departmental programs in Nanofusion science, Photonics and informatics, and Integrated Urban Planning were founded.
2008 Inter-departmental program in Energy Engineering was founded.
2009 Dr. Lee Bon Su took office as the 12th president of Inha University.
Inter-departmental program in Robot Engineering and IT Media Convergence Studies was founded.
2010 Inter-departmental programs in Multicultural Studies and Education, Service Systems Management & Engineering, Drug Development, and Molecular Biomedicine were founded. (From Spring semester, 2011)
2011 Master's and Doctoral degree program in Mathematics Education was founded. (From Fall semester, 2011)
2012 Dr. Choon Bae Park took office as the 13th president of Inha University.
Inter-departmental program in Sustainability Management was founded.(From Spring semester, 2012)
2013 Energy Resources Engineering department was founded(From Spring semester, 2014)
2014 Information & Communication Engineering department was founded.(From Fall semester, 2014) Program in Entrepreneurship was founded.(From Spring semester, 2015)
2015 Dr. Soon Ja Choe took office as the 14th president of Inha University.
    Deans of the Graduate School (From 1958 to present)
    No. Name Tenure of Office
    (YYYY. MM)
    The 1st Choi, Syng Man (최승만) 1958. 03 ~ 1961. 09
    The 2nd Kim, Jang Hoon (김장훈) 1961. 11 ~ 1963. 07
    The 3rd Kim, Byung Hee (김병희) 1963. 07 ~ 1964. 09
    The 4th Park, Chul Jae (박철재) 1964. 09 ~ 1968. 09
    The 5th Sung, Choa Kyung (성좌경) 1968. 09 ~ 1969. 02
    The 6th Kim, Jae Won (김재원) 1969. 03 ~ 1976. 02
    The 7th Kim, Hee Chul (김희철) 1976. 04 ~ 1981. 12
    The 8th Go, Kyung Sik (고경식) 1982. 01 ~ 1983. 12
    The 9th Cho, Byung Hwa (조병화) 1984. 01 ~ 1986. 08
    The 10th Cho, Kyu Jong (조규종) 1986. 09 ~ 1990. 03
    The 11th Kim, Sang Chul (김상철) 1990. 03 ~ 1992. 02
    The 12th Lee, Ik Choon (이익춘) 1992. 03 ~ 1994. 02
    The 13th Choi, Chi Hoon (최지훈) 1994. 03 ~ 1996. 02
    The 14th Park, Chol Hui (박철희) 1996. 03 ~ 1998. 02
    The 15th Mah, Souk Il (마석일) 1998. 03 ~ 1998. 11
    The 16th Cheong, Chae Cheon (정재천) 1998. 12 ~ 2000. 02
    The 17th Kang, Byung Hee (강병희) 2000. 03 ~ 2002. 02
    The 18th Kim, Sang Sik (김상식) 2002. 03 ~ 2003. 03
    The 19th Hwang, Sun Keun (황선근) 2003. 04 ~ 2003. 08
    The 20th Hur, Byung Ki (허병기) 2003. 09 ~ 2004. 12
    The 21th Lee, Bon Su (이본수) 2005. 01 ~ 2006. 02
    The 22th Bae, Hae Young (배해영) 2006. 03 ~ 2009. 01
    The 23th Shim, Myung Pil (심명필) 2009. 02 ~ 2009. 04
    The 24~26th Lee, Chong Ho (이종호) 2009. 05 ~ 2014. 02
    The 27th Park, Chang-Shin (박창신) 2014. 02 ~ 2015. 02
    The 28th Choi, Seung Bok (최승복) 2015. 03 ~ Present