This year is the school’s 47th anniversary and CWNU is holding an exhibition to commemorate the 47th anniversary titled, “Changwon National University, remember the beginning,” with collected pictures of the past and present from the museum and the university archive. The pictures are being displayed since last month and will come down on the 29th of April. The history of CWNU is deep enough since it has been almost half a century when it established.
The CWNU flag has a capital C on the outline standing for the acronym of Changwon National University and has a phoenix in it. There is an open book attached to its tail which refers to academics and in the center, there is a globe symbolizing the entire human society and this mark is to reach the future world. This future world is to pursue the prosperity of mankind through academic studies. CWNU was established in 1969 with the name Masan Education College, aiming to contribute to the community and to be equipped with the qualities required in the era of globalization through education and research activities on the theory and its application method. Jo Yongjin was the first inaugurated dean and the school recruited 240 students. On Mach 1979, Son Byeonggyu was inaugurated as the school's dean and the following year the school changed its name to Masan University and was promoted to a four-year university recruiting 400 students in business administration, trading, accounting, public administration, arts and music. On January 1983, the school relocated its location to the current campus located in Changwon Sarimdong from Gapo campus in Masanhappogu.
On March 1984, Masan University was designated as a partner school with the Korea National Broadcasting University which made it possible for students to have broadcasting classes during the vacation period.
Finally in 1985, Masan University changed its name to Changwon National College and established a graduate school in 1988, opening 4 masters departments. Later on, in 1991, it was promoted to its current name, Changwon National University. CWNU gained its reputation from its employment rate as it reached 72.8% in 2008 which showed how our graduates were becoming working members in society.
CWNU is expected to achieve far more triumphs as the school has so much potential and is still just in the beginning for this university.
By Seung-In Jeong, reporter
Seung-in Jeong firstname.lastname@example.org
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