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EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY

About Ewha

Founding Spirit & History

Spirit

The objective of Ewha Haktang is to provide primary, secondary, tertiary, and early childhood education based on Christian values following the fundamental educational ethos of the Republic of Korea. (Article 1)

Experience

Experience
1886.5.31

Ewha Haktang was founded by Mary F. Scranton, an American missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

1887

The school’s name “Ewha” was bestowed by Emperor Kojong.

1910.9

College course was established.

1914.10

Ewha Kindergarten was established. (Permitted by the Government-General of Chosun)

1928.4.24

Ewha Womans Professional School was permitted.

1933

The foundation divided into Ewha Haktang and Ewha Hakwon.

1943.8.7

Ewha Haktang Foundation, Inc. was registered. Dr. Helen Kim was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

1946.8.15

The establishment of Ewha Womans University was permitted. (The 1st University to be permitted by the Ministry of Education)

1955.2.28

Ewha Elementary School was established.

1955.4.9

Ewha Middle School was established.

1958.2.15

Ewha High School was established.

1958.4.9

The Methodist School Foundation took over Kookjae University.

1960.3.31

Kumnan Girls` Middle & High School was established.

1964.1.8

Ewha Haktang was registered as an educational foundation due to organizational change.

1968.12.11

Kumnan Girls` Middle & High School was registered as an affiliated school of Ewha Womans University.

1969.1.10

Youngran Girls` Middle School & Commercial High School was established as an affiliated school of Ewha Womans University.

1970.3.19

Dr. Eun-Sook Seo was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

1977.3.5

Dr. Young-Eui Kim was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

1980.11.26

Sammoon Hakwon took over Kookjae University.

1986.12.31

Dr. Ok-Gill Kim was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

1990.9.1

Dr. Il-Sook Chung was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

1996.3.1

Youngran Girls` Middle School & Commercial High School was renamed into Youngran Information Industry High School.

1999.3.1

Kumnan Girls` Middle & High School was renamed into Kumnan Middle & High School.

2000.9.1

Dr. Hoo-Jung Yoon was inaugurated as President of Ewha Haktang.

2001.3.1

Ewha Middle School, Ewha High School, and Kumnan Middle & High School were merged into Ewha-Kumnan Middle & High School affiliated to the College of Education of Ewha Womans University.