First modern educational institute for Korean women
American missionary Mary F. Scranton began classes for women at her home in Jeong-dong, Seoul.
Boguyeogwan offers medical service for women
As Korea’s first hospital exclusively for women, it laid the groundwork for Ewha’s Colleges of Nursing and Medicine, which became the current Ewha Womans University Medical Center.
College courses launched In Sept.
1910, the College opened at Ewha Haktang with 15 students; its inaugural class graduated in 1914.
Founding of Ewha College
The College was elevated to Ewha College, making it the first institute of higher education for Korean women.
Campus moves to Sinchon
The new campus in Sinchon marked Ewha College’s first step toward becoming a world-class university.
First Korean university to receive government accreditation
Ewha was officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, becoming the first accredited four-year university in Korea.
Temporary wartime campus in Busan
Following the outbreak of the Korean War, Ewha opened an evacuee campus in the southern city of Busan on Sept. 1, 1951, comprising 30 temporary wooden structures and tents.
First PhDs awarded
Ewha awarded its first doctoral degrees to Ban Heon-gyeong and Kim Hye-chang in medicine.
Korea’s first women’s studies course
Ewha offered Korea’s first course in women’s studies and established the Korean Women’s Institute to seek development in the discipline.
Ewha’s 100th anniversary
Ewha celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation, a turning point in its development as a world-class 21st-century university.
Top marks in national accreditation
Ewha named top-ranked school in Comprehensive University Accreditation System conducted by Korean Council for University Education, winning recognition for its high education standards.
World’s first women’s engineering college
Ewha established the world's first engineering college for women.
Korea’s first Int’l Studies Division
Ewha opened Korea’s first Division of International Studies, offering all courses in English.
Ewha Global Partnership Program
Korea’s first degree program for women from developing countries was established to lead women’s global education.
Ewha established an intensive MA program for female researchers and public servants from developing countries.
Korea’s first self-designed major
In keeping with the vision of its founder, Ewha established Scranton College, offering Korea’s first self-designed major in an undergraduate program.
Construction of ECC
The Ewha Campus Complex is Korea’s largest environmentally friendly underground campus facility and has changed the landscape of university campuses everywhere.
Ewha signed a university-industry collaboration agreement with multinational chemical corporation Solvay, to build the global headquarters of its specialized R&D center at Ewha.
Center of women’s global education
Ewha launched the Ewha Global Empowerment Program to foster female leaders in public and non-government sectors in developing countries.
Global center for basic science research
Ewha was selected to receive KRW 100 billion over the next 10 years from the Institute for Basic Research.
Ewha Residential College in plans
Ewha will launch its Residential College program in 2015, creating an environment for all incoming students to live and study together for a semester.