INJE University's HistoryINJE University's History
Taking the first step as a pioneer
  • 1932
    Dr. Inje Paik, the Head of the Department of Surgery atGyeongseong Medical College, established a surgical clinicon the site where Seoul Paik Hospital is currently located.
  • December 1946
    Dr. Paik donated his entire fortune to establish Seoul PaikHospital, the first civilian nonprofit organization in Korea.
  • March 1972
    Seoul Paik Hospital was opened as a general hospital.
  • January 1979
    Dr. Nakhwan Paik and Dr. Nakjo Paik established the Inje Educational Foundation and the Inje College of Medicine.
  • Dr.Nakjo Paik became the Chairman of the Board. Paik MedicalCenter was opened.
  • Dr. Nakhwan Paik took office as the firstdirector of the medical center.
  • March 1979
    Inje College of Medicine was founded. Dr. Jonghwi Jeon wasappointed as the first dean of the college.
  • June 1979
    Busan Paik Hospital was opened.
Leaping forward
  • March 1984
    The name of the college was changed into Inje College. TheGimhae Campus was opened.
  • October 1988
    Inje College was promoted to Inje University.
  • March 1989
    Dr. Nakhwan Paik was appointed as the first president ofInje University.
  • August 1989
    Sanggye Paik Hospital was opened.
  • June 1999
    Inje University established the Inje Character Award, commemorating the 20th anniversary of its foundation.
  • December 1999
    Ilsan Paik Hospital was opened.
  • May 2000
    Dr. Yungu Lee was appointed as the second president of InjeUniversity.
  • March 2004
    Dr. Changgu Seong was appointed as the third president ofInje University.
  • March 2006
    Inje University was selected as a Brain Korea (BK) 21 PhaseII program by the Ministry of Education.
  • January 2007
    Dr. Gyeongho Lee was appointed as the fourth president of Inje University.
Soaring toward a bright future
  • February 2010
    College of Pharmacy, the first pharmacy school in Gyeongnam, was established.
  • March 2010
    Haeundae Paik Hospital was opened.
  • April 2010
    Inje University Paik Hospital began to run a Korean hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  • September 2010
    Dr. Wonro Lee was appointed as the fifth presidentof Inje University.
  • August 2013
    Inje University was selected for the Education CapacityEnhancement Project funded by the Ministry of Education for six years in a row.
  • September 2014
    Dr. Injun Cha was appointed as the sixth presidentof Inje University.
  • January 2015
    Received the Accreditation of Medical Schools for six consecutive years
  • June 2015
    Selected as the best institute for the Leading University for International Cooperation Program administered by the Ministry of Education
  • October 2015
    Selected as a leading university in the Career Development Center for the Creative Economy by the Ministry of Employment