Hallym University

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Hallym University
Motto The University that Cares
Type Private
Established 1982
President Kim Choong-soo
Location Chuncheon, South Korea
Website http://english.hallym.ac.kr/

Hallym University (한림대학교) is a private university located in Chuncheon, Gangwon, Republic of Korea. Hallym University was established in 1982. In 1995 it was designated by the Ministry of Education as one of a handful of universities entitled to receive the financial support of the Ministry for their specialization programs. After that, it continued to be so designated consecutively for five years. In addition, it has acquired the status of "distinguished university," the title granted by the Ministry of Education, three years in a row, and has also been selected for funding by the Brain Korea 21 Project.


  • 1982 Dr. Yoon Duck-Sun, the Chairman of the Il-Song Education Foundation, founds Hallym University. Dr. Kim Taek-Il begins his service as first President. A total of 228 students are enrolled in four departments: English, Social Work, Biology, and Medicine.
  • 1984 The Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Medicine plus the Liberal Education Department are established. Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, one of five hospitals affiliated with the University, opens.
  • 1986 Dr. Hyun Seung-Jong is installed as second President.
  • 1987 Graduate programs for the master's degree are accredited.
  • 1988 University reorganization authorized (College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, College of Medicine. four colleges, two divisions).
  • 1989 Start of full-scale operations at Hallym University. Inauguration of 1st President, Hyun Seung-Jong. Establishment of a Ph.D program is authorized. Inauguration of 2nd President, Yoon Dae-Won.
  • 1990 Establishment of Hallym Academy of Sciences.
  • 1992 Inauguration of 2nd President, Chung Bum-Mo.
  • 1994 Establishment of the Graduate School of Business authorized.
  • 1995 Establishment of the Foreign Language Education Center. Establishment of the Center for Social Education.
  • 1996 Inauguration of 3rd President, Lee Sang-Joo.
  • 1998 Inauguration of 4th President, Han Dal-Sun.
  • 2000 Opening of the Ilsong Arts Hall.
  • 2001 Establishment of the Graduate School of Public Health.
  • 2002 Establishment of the Industry-University Cooperation Center
  • 2003 Inauguration of 5th President, Lee Sang-Woo. Establishment of the Center for Teaching & Learning. Hallym University is honored as a "Top 10" university in Korea by Joong-Ang Daily Newspaper. Hallym University proclaims University Identification.
  • 2004 Hallym International School is established. Hallym International Dormitory is opened.
  • 2005 Education Center for Aging Society is opened. Tae-gye building is opened.
  • 2006 Il-song Memorial library is opened.
  • 2007 Inauguration of 6th President, Choongsoo Kim.
  • 2008 Inauguration of 7th President, Lee Youngsun.
  • 2012 Inauguration of 8th President, Ro Kunil.


  • Honored as a Top 10 University in Korea by the Joong-Ang Daily Newspaper in 2003.
  • Placed among Asia's Top 100 and Korea's Top 19 Universities by Cho-Sun Daily Newspaper & QS APPLE in 2009.
  • Placed as Top 4 of Education Section and Top 1 of Communication Section in Korea by Kyung-Hyang Daily Newspaper in 2010.
  • One university among "Advancement of College Education - Well Teaching Universities, Top 11" in Korea by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in 2010.
  • Placed as Top 4 of The Conditions of Education in Universities by the Joong-Ang Daily Newspaper in 2011.
  • Placed as Korea's Top 19 and Asia's Top 100 Universities by Cho-Sun Daily Newspaper & QS APPLE in 2012.
  • Selected as a university among "Dream's Universities for the Young People" in Korea by Dong-A Daily Newspaper in 2013.

International relations[edit]

The Hallym International Affairs Section mainly manages domestic and International agreements, and has a focus on globalization, in order to keep up with international trends. It supports foreign student affairs, regarding their admission and academic life.

Hallym University has concluded agreements with 85 universities in 23 countries to carry out academic exchanges of professors, students, and researchers.

List of partner universities[edit]

Harvard University - Korea Institute, University of Rochester, University of South Carolina, University of Denver, Georgia Institute of Technology, SUNY at Albany, Idaho State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Tennessee, Columbia University, Bloomfield College, University of North Carolina, Cornell University, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Hawai'i At Manoa, Kent State University, University of Kansas, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.), Nicholls State University, The George Washington University Medical Center, Montana State University, Kentucky State University, La Roche College, CNMI-USA IBPC-International Business and Professional College, Taylor University, University of Missouri, Anderson University Australian National University, Central Queensland University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Deakin University, Victoria University of Wellington, UNITEC, University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia, Camosun College, George Brown College, University of the Philippines, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Cumbria, University of Leicester, University of Bonn, Hamburg University, Zeppelin University, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, International Christian University, Kanazawa University, Seigakuin University, Tomakomai Komazawa University, Tohoku Fukush University, Kanazawa University, Seigakuin University, Tohoku Fukush University, Nagoya City University, NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY, Kurume University, The University of AIZU, Ritsumeikan University & Ritsumeikan Asia, Pacific University, Rissho University - Faculty of Psychology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Yantai University, Nanjing Normal University, Yanbian University of Science a Technology, Northeast Normal University, Renmin University, School of International Studis of Peking University, Shanghai Normal University, Humanities and Transmission College, Changchun Normal University, Qingdao University, Guangdong University of Technology, Xian International Studies University, Xinyang Normal University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing Language And Culture University, The Central University for Nationalities, Jilin University, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Harbin Institute of Technology in Weihai, Yanbian University, Shandong Normal University, Wenjing School of Yantai University, Hefei University, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Fokuang University, Chung-Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, I-Shou University, Yuan Ze University, National Chengchi University, Chang Jung Christian University, Russian State University for the Humanities, Rostov State University of Economics, Russian State Social University, Maritime State University, St.Petersburg State University, Maxim Gorky Literary Institute, Mongolia National University, Huree Institute of Information &Communication Technology, Mongolia Int'l University, Ulaanbaatar State University, Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar University, City University of Hong Kong, Vietnam National University-Hochiminh, University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Hochiminh, Foreign Trade University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Hanoi, University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Ho Chi Minh City, the University of Liege, Vesalius College



In general curricula, the division offers composition, computer operations, English conversation, Chinese writing, and physical education to prepare for a global society.

It also offers foreign language courses, as well as courses in arts education, teaching, and public service.

The division manages a composition-consulting office to develop writing ability. With two full-time professors, the office offers a writing consultation service for students via e-mail, web page, and interview.


  • College of Humanities: Departments of Korean Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, History, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Russian Studies.
  • College of Social Sciences: Departments of Communications, Psychology, Sociology, Social Welfare, Politics and Public Administration, Law and Public Administration.
  • College of Business: Departments of Business, Finance, Economics.
  • College of Natural Sciences: Departments of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Electronphysics, Chemistry, Life Science, Biomedical Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Physical Education.
  • College of Information & Electronic Engineering: Division of Information Engineering and Telecommunications.
  • College of Medicine: Program of Medical Sciences, Division of Nursing.
  • College of International Studies (C.I.S): Program of International Studies.

-Graduate schools-[edit]

Hallym's graduation ceremony

Master’s Degree Program[edit]

  • College of Humanities Korean language and literature, English language and literature,
  • History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Social welfare, Law,
  • Economics, Business administration, Finance, Political Science,
  • Communication, Financial Economics
  • Natural Sciences Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics,
  • Biomedical Sciences, Food science and nutrition,
  • Environmental sciences and biotechnology, Nursing science,
  • Biomedical gerontology, Speech pathology & audiology,
  • Molecular medicine
  • Engineering- Computer engineering, Electronics engineering
  • Art & Physical Education
  • Medicine- Medical Science

Ph.D. program[edit]

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Korean language and literature, English language and literature,
  • History, Economics, Business administration, Political Science,
  • Sociology, Social welfare, Law, Psychology, Finance, Communication
  • Natural Sciences Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Biomedical Sciences,
  • Food science and nutrition, Environmental sciences and biotechnology,
  • Biomedical gerontology, Speech pathology & audiology,
  • Molecular medicine, Social public health
  • Engineering Computer engineering, Electronics engineering
  • Art & Physical Education Physical education
  • Medicine Medical Science


  • Graduate School of Business: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Advanced Management Program (AMP).
  • Graduate School of Social Welfare: Master of Social Welfare, Master of Gerontology, Master of Family Therapy, Master of Audiology, Master of Speech Pathology.
  • Graduate School of International Studies: Department of Convention Management, Department of Japanese Studies.
  • Graduate School of Public Health: Public Health, Elderly and Family Health Care.
  • Graduate School of Clinical Dentistry: Oral & Maxillofacial Implantology, Clinical Orthodontics, Esthetic Restorative Dentistry.
  • Graduate School of Clinical Nursing Science.

Successive presidents[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

• Dana(singer,member of girl group MATILDA)


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°27′36″N 126°57′0″E / 37.46000°N 126.95000°E / 37.46000; 126.95000