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History

2019
Jae Hong Kim becomes the 8th president.
2017
SDU acquires the “Contents Service Quality Certification”
SDU receives the Most Trusted Brand Award for seven years in a row.
SDU signs MOU with Seoul Digital Foundation.
Soon Taek Jeong becomes the 7th chairman of the board.
SDU acquires the “Web Accessibility (WA) Certification Mark”
2016
SDU receives the Most Trusted Brand Award for six years in a row.
2016 Graduation ceremony (1,629 graduates)
SDU acquires the “Web Accessibility (WA) Certification Mark”
2015
SDU receives the Most Trusted Brand Award for five years in a row.
The Media Center at Gangseo Campus opens.
SDU’s official soccer team is established.
SDU receives the Consumer Quality Satisfaction Award for six years in a row.
SDU signs MOU with Gangseo-gu Office.
SDU signs MOU with the Settlement Support Center for North Korean Refugees(Hanawon),
which is within the Ministry of Unification.
2014
SDU receives the Most Trusted Brand Award for four years in a row.
Oh-Young Chung becomes the 7th president.
SDU receives an award at Web Award Korea 2014.
SDU acquires the “Web Accessibility (WA) Certification Mark” from the National IT Industry Promotion Agency(NIPA).
Ok Nai Cho becomes the 6th chairman of the board.
SDU, Gangseo Campus opens.
2013
SDU signs MOU with Dream Together.
SDU receives the Consumer Quality Satisfaction Award for four years in a row.
SDU acquires the “Web Accessibility (WA) Certification Mark” from the National IT Industry Promotion Agency(NIPA).
SDU receives awards for university and mobile web service at Web Award Korea 2013.
2012
SDU receives the grand prize for online universities at Web Award Korea 2011.
The Department of Applied Music opens.
SDU receives the Minister’s Award for online university content from the Ministry of Education at e-LearningKorea.
2011
SDU wins a contract to develop projects and content specialized for distance education.
SDU receives the Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Education at the Higher Education e-LearningExhibition.
2010
SDU signs MOU with Republic of Korea Air Force.
SDU signs MOU with SK Telecom-SK Broadband.
SDU acquires AFPK Certification.
2009
SDU signs MOU with Republic of Korea Army Training and Education Command.
SDU receives accreditation as an online university according to the Higher Education Act.
2008
The Department of Fashion Design and the Department of Painting open.
SDU, Mapo Campus opens.
SDU is selected as an “Excellent University” in an online university comprehensive assessment conducted bythe Ministry of Education.
2007
SDU signs MOU with Northwestern University.
SDU signs MOU with Seoul City Hall.
2006
SDU signs MOU with Soft Bank Group Corp. and Cyber University, located in Japan.
SDU signs MOU with Brigham Young University.
2005
The Department of Creative Writing opens.
Paek J. Cho becomes the third president.
SDU, Bucheon Campus opens.
2004
The number of admitted students is increased to 3,000.
The Department of Counseling Psychology opens.
SDU ranked as number one for two years in a row in the Korea Web Power Index(KWPI) of
Korea’s Most Admired Companies (KMAC) for online university websites.
SDU ranked as number one in the Service Quality Index of the Korean Standard Association for onlineuniversities.
2003
Opened ‘Shanghai e-campus’ in China
The Department of Real Estate opens
SDU receives the Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the 4th Korea DigitalInnovation Awards.
2002
Jai Bong Ro becomes the second president.
2001
SDU officially opens with 800 incoming students.
2000
Kyoo-Hyang Cho becomes the first president.
The Ministry of Education approves the establishment of SDU as an online university.