Sungkonghoe University

Sungkonghoe University (literally Anglican Church University) is an Anglican institution of higher education in South Korea.

Sungkonghoe University
Sungkonghoe University Emblem.jpg
Former names
St. Michael Theological School
Motto열림, 섬김, 나눔[1]
Motto in English
Openness, Service, Sharing
Established1914 (Saint Michael's Theological School)
1994 (reorganized as a University)
PresidentRev. Dr. Ki Seok Kim
Administrative staff
Location, ,
Sungkonghoe University
Revised RomanizationSeonggonghoe Daehakgyo
McCune–ReischauerSŏnggonghoe Taehakkyo


Origins (1914 - 1960)Edit

St. Michael's Seminary was founded in 1914 laying the groundwork for what would become, in 1994, Sungkonghoe University. The current rector is the Rev. KwonSeok Yang, an Anglican priest and a theologian.

  • April 1914 - School opens under the name of St. Michael's Theological School in Ganghwa, Incheon.
  • May 1921 - Moves from Ganghwa to Incheon.
  • March 1940 - Political oppression results in forced closure of the Shrine by Japanese police.
  • April 1952 - School moves from Incheon to Cheongju.

Development (1961 - 1994)Edit

  • September 1961 - Moves to Hangdong, Guro, Seoul (present location).
  • March 1982 - reorganizes as Cheonsin Theological seminary (four-year course of studies).
  • March 1988 - Department of Social Welfare established.
  • February 1992 - Permission granted to raise status to Sungkonghoe Theological Seminary.

Expansion (1994 - Present)Edit

The school has been an active member of CUAC (Colleges and Universities of Anglican Communion) since it joined in 1995. In 1999 it became a member of the Democracy Consortium of Universities with Sang-ji University and Han-shin University in 1999.

  • September 1994 - Name changed from Sungkonghoe Theological Seminary to Sungkonghoe University.
  • March 1996 - Department of Journalism and Broadcasting / Graduate School of Theology established
  • November 1999 - General Graduate School / Graduate School of Education established.
  • April 2000 - pro-democracy movement Library opened.
  • April 2003 - school fence removed.
  • October 2010 - Theological building construction complete.
  • April 2014 - Centennial(100th anniversary) ceremony / academic symposium held.
  • April 2019 - Dormitory ‘The Sup’ opened.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "교육이념" [The ideals of education]. Sungkonghoe University (in Korean). Retrieved March 18, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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