2020

  • 6 Currently consists of 6 colleges, 4 faculties, 44 departments(majors), 1,562 new student openings, Graduate school with 15 Doctor’s courses, 18 Master’s courses, Society Fusion Graduate School with 24 Masters’ courses, and Graduate School of Education with 1 Masters’ course (2 majors)

2019

  • 2 18 Inauguration of sixteenth president Dr. Park Sang Cheol

2018

  • 11 Evaluated by Ministry of Education in the CK-1 as Rank No. 1 in Jeollanamdo and Jeju region
  • 8 Selected by Ministry of Education as model university for PILOT 2018
    Evaluated by Ministry of Education as “excellent” regarding university organization reform in the second year of assessment
  • 4 Evaluated by Ministry of Education as excellent in Electronic Semiconductors category in university assessment from industry’s view in 2017
  • 3 Selected as 4th Industrial Revolution Innovation leading University by Ministry of Education
    Selected as IEQAS (International Education Quality Assurance System) University by the Ministry of Education

2017

  • 11 Opening of Gwangju City China Center
  • 5 Evaluated by the Ministry of Education in the first year of PRIME as ‘excellent’
  • 4 Selected by Ministry of Education for LINC+
  • 2 Selected as university to operate career creating center
    Selected as certified university with certification policy for education internationalization capability

2016

  • 9 1 new project committee selected for Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development’s regional university enhancement project
  • 5 Selected by Ministry of Education as leading creativity university for PRIME
    Evaluated by Ministry of Education in the fourth year of LINC as “excellent”
  • 4 Evaluated by Ministry of Education as excellent in foods category in university assessment from industry’s view in 2015

2015

  • 8 Evaluated by Ministry of Education as “excellent” regarding university organization reform assessment
  • 5 Evaluated by Ministry of Education in the third year of LINC as “excellent”
  • 4 Opening of support center to get to know China
  • 3 Completion of university headquarters and integration of Gwangsan and Ssangchon campuses

2014

  • 10 Dept. of Information Communication Engineering evaluated as excellent by Ministry of Education & Human Resources regarding its regional university enhancement project
  • 7 Selected by Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development for regional university enhancement project (6 project committees)
  • 5 Evaluated by Ministry of Education in the second year of LINC as “excellent”

2013

  • 5 Evaluated by Ministry of Education in the first year of LINC as “very excellent”
    Evaluated by Ministry of Education as excellent in architecture (construction category) in university assessment from industry’s view in 2012

2012

  • 4 Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for LINC
    Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for project to enhance university education competence for four successive years
  • 3 Selected by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy for project for Engineering Education Innovation Center for the second time

2011

  • 5 Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for project to enhance university education competence for three successive years

2010

  • 12 Humanities & Social Science research center’s Korea research foundation selected to be registered in ‘Humanities & Social Science Studies’
  • 10 29 Inauguration of twelfth president Dr. Seo Gang-seok
  • 5 Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for project to enhance university education competence for two successive years

2009

  • 7 Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Knowledge Economy to receive government support in line with project to foster industry-school collaboration-focused universities (5 years)
  • 5 Selected by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for project to enhance university education competence
  • 1 Selected by Ministry of Knowledge Economy for project to construct Kwangju IT Science Square

2008

  • 11 Department PR Festival
    Amateur Football Competition of high schools in Kwangju and South Jeolla province
  • 9 Completion of student dormitory (Saenghwal-gwan)
    Ranked No. 1 in evaluation of private universities in Kwangju and South Jeolla province, and No.2 in permanent position employment rate in the same region
  • 6 30th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
  • 4 18 Inauguration of tenth president Dr. Jang Byeong-wan

2007

  • 12 Humanities & Social Science research center selected as candidate to be registered in ‘Humanities & Social Science Studies’
  • 10 Completion of Culture & Sports Center
  • 6 Selected by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy for project for Engineering Education Innovation Center
  • 2 Selected by Ministry of Labor for project to expand of support for university’s career-finding function
  • 1 Breaking ground of FIFA’s 2 STAR-level international approval receiving artificial grass football field

2006

  • 12 Opening of Confucius Academy
  • 11 Obtained permission to establish curricular for teaching in Dept. of Nursing and Dept. of Oriental Medicine Industry
  • 9 Opening of Chinese Zone and Japanese Zone of Foreign Language Experience Learning Center
  • 6 28th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
  • 5 23 Inauguration of ninth president Dr. Lee Hyeon-cheong
  • 2 Selected for NEXT project of Ministry of Information and Communication (S/W Development) ? the only university to be selected in the Jeolla province
    Evaluated by the Ministry of Information and Communication as excellent university in radio engineering workforce enhancement project for two successive years

2005

  • 9 Awarded Prime Minister Reward at the Korean Regional Innovation Expo hosted by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
    Selected as excellent university in IT?CT specialization
  • 3 30 Hanging Ceremony of Memorial Board commemorating the foundation of Seong-in Educational Institution Honam University
  • 3 1 Establishment of 193 R.O.T.C

2004

  • 12 Obtained permission for and addition of 4 curricula for teaching profession (Dept. of Japanese Language, Dept. of Companion Animals, Dept. of Game Animation and Dept. of Beauty Arts) adding up to a total of 24 departments
  • 10 Opening of EELC
  • 7 Obtained permission for school enterprise HIMEC
  • 6 Selected as one of New University for Regional Innovation(NURI) project (Rank No.8 among private universities nationwide)
    12 departments to receive government financial support amounting to KRW 25.25 billion
  • 5 Selected by Korea Creative Contents Agency as educational institution to receive support of devices for ‘Culture Contents Specialization’
    Selected by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as the first university to establish Game Academy

2003

  • 12 Inauguration of eighth president Lee Su-il
  • 7 Selected by Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development as excellent university of project to enhance regional universities and specialize in career-finding
  • 1 22 Inauguration of seventh president Dr. Choi In-ki

2002

  • 11 Selected by Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development as university to receive financial support in line with regional university enhancement project
  • 9 Launching of internet broadcasting station (www.ihbs.honam.ac.kr)
  • 6 Selected by Ministry of Information and Communication as university of project to enhance radio engineering and related manpower at universities
  • 4 Selected by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as university to establish local Technology Innovation Center (TIC)

2001

  • 11 Opening of grass football field and Wonchegwan center
  • 1 18 Inauguration of sixth president Dr. Yoon Hyeong-seop

1999

  • 12 Ranked No.1 in Ministry of Education’s second and third year assessment of project to enhance regional universities
    Opening of Career Support Center for Internet, Venture and New Technology
  • 11 Establishment of Graduate School of Education
  • 4 Selected as excellent university in education innovation by Ministry of Education
  • 2 Evaluated as excellent by Korean Council for University Education’s nationwide comprehensive assessment of universities
  • 1 12 Inauguration of fifth president Jang Myeong-seon

1998

  • 11 Opening of Complex Welfare Building
  • 10 Ranked No.1 in Engineering in Ministry of Education’s first year assessment of project to enhance regional universities
  • 9 Selection by Ministry of Education as outstanding university in education innovation
  • 6 15 20th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
  • 5 18 Completion of grass football field
  • 3 Opening of Social Service Center and Information Technology Center

1997

  • 11 Selection as information communication specialty university in line with Ministry of Education’s project to enhance regional universities
  • 10 Opening of Social Education Center
  • 8 Completion of Information Communication Building
    Relocation of main headquarters to Gwangsan Campus

1995

  • 10 Establishment of Graduate School of Information Industry (2 departments of Master’s course, 50 students)
  • 9 30 Inauguration of third Chair of Board Park Ki-ihn

1994

  • 10 21 Separation of Graduate School of Business Management and Graduate School of Public Administration
  • 2 12 Inauguration of second president Lee Dae-soon

1993

  • 4 1 Opening of Art Center

1992

  • 4 3 Inauguration of Professor Yang In-ok as first president
  • 3 13 Elevation to university

1989

  • 11 Establishment of Graduate School
  • 3 30 Breaking ground for Gwangsan Campus (59-1 Seobong-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Kwang-ju)

1988

  • 9 30 Inauguration of second Chairman of Board Lee Hwa-seong

1987

  • 11 Establishment of Graduate School of Business Management Public Administration

1985

  • 3 Installment of electric calculation device and purchase of site for grass football field

1984

  • 12 4 Establishment of R.O.T.C

1982

  • 5 Launching of preparatory committee for establishment of Gwangsan Campus (Selection of site at Seobong-dong Gwangsan-gu)
  • 3 11 Establishment of football club
  • 3 10 First Entrance Ceremony of Honam University (520 students)

1981

  • 11 7 Selection ceremony of football players
  • 7 31 Honam University became a 4-year university (400 students)
  • 3 6 Third College Entrance Ceremony (1,242 students)
  • 2 24 First College Graduation Ceremony

1980

  • 9 30 Completion of Main Building at Ssangchon-dong, Seo-gu
  • 3 7 Second College Entrance Ceremony (880 students)

1979

  • 3 13 Opening Ceremony and Entrance Ceremony of College (520 students)
  • 1 12 Inauguration of Professor Bong-su Kwak as first Head of School

1978

  • 12 28 Establishment of Seongin Kyeongsang College
  • 6 15 Certification as educational foundation Seongin Educational Institution from Ministry of Education Inauguration of Park Ki-ihn as the first Chairman of Board

1977

  • Formation of School Establishment Committee

1974

  • 9 23 Purchasing of site for Campus at 148 Ssangchon-dong Seo-gu, Kwang-ju

1968

  • 10 Founders Park Ki-ihn and Lee Hwa-seong announced their plan to establish a university to build a better nation through enhanced level of education