Dongguk University is a Buddhist university founded by Buddhist pioneers in the spirit of educational patriotism trying to get their country back through education. Starting from Myungjin School, Dongguk University has developed into Buddhist Higher Education Institution , Central Education Institution , Central Buddhist Professional School, Hyehwa College and has suffered unhappiness of the forced closure by Japan, but it has a proud history that it encountered the liberation without submitting. In 1946, the school changed its name to Dongguk University and was promoted to a university in 1953, having the status today. Dongguk University is leading our society as a prestigious university that has produced over 300,000 talented people in various fields including religion, politics, economy, society, education and culture during the past history and Korea’s only Buddhist university. Following the will of Buddhist pioneers, we are to make it stronger and to leap toward the world as a world-class university with the world.
Recently, as the internal and external environments surrounding the university have become increasingly difficult, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is requiring more changes and innovations, and global competition is also accelerating. Leading and leading these changes and missions of the times, Dongguk University has the preparation and ability to bring forth talented people required by the times
Based on the vision of ‘Global Dongguk respected for its contribution’, I will develop Dongguk University while practicing 'Strengthening founding philosophy capacity,' 'Strengthening sustainable management capacity,' Strengthening education contribution capacity’, ‘Strengthening research contribution capacity’ under the slogan of ‘Energize Dongguk’. We will strive to be the 'one of Top 100 Universities in the World' by raising talented people required by the nation and society and devoting itself to the promotion of happiness for the nation and mankind. Please watch Dongguk University, which is preparing for the future and leading change.
I wish all of you Buddha's merciful light.