Incheon National University

Incheon National University
인천대학교 (仁川大學校)
Motto The Creative Global Leader INU
Type National
Established January 10, 1979 as Incheon Technical College
October 29, 1988, chartered as a university
President Cho Dong-Sung
Academic staff
398 (2010)
Administrative staff
255 (2010)
Undergraduates 12,000 (2010)
Postgraduates 1,400 (2010)
Address 12-1 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea, South Korea, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Campus Urban
Nickname INU
Mascot Lion
Website (English)
Incheon National University
Hangul 인천대학교
Hanja 仁川大學校
Revised Romanization Incheon Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Inch'ŏn Taehakkyo

Incheon National University (INU), previously also known as University of Incheon (UI), is a national university operated by the legal entity (법인, 法人) established by the government of Republic of Korea (South Korea).

INU was first founded as a private college known as the Incheon Technical College in January 1979. Later, it was renamed Incheon College in December 1979 before getting promoted to a comprehensive university in 1988. In 1994, the university was renamed once again to University of Incheon, which was a city council funded university. In addition to these changes, INU also relocated from Dohwa-dong in Nam-gu to a new location in 2009. Now, INU stands in the new and young international city of Songdo which is also known as the New Songdo City, located in IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone). A year later, in 2010, INU merged with Incheon City College to expand capacity and open more curricula. The university now operates two campuses at Songdo, main campus, and also at Dohwa-dong, satellite campus. From January 2013, the university was rechartered as one of Flagship Korean National Universities (지방거점국립대학교, 地方據點國立大學校) in South Korea, representing Gyeonggi Province and Incheon city. The central and municipal government plan to fund the university more than US $70M per year to continue to expand education and research. The official name of the university also has been changed to 'Incheon National University (INU)'.

Brief history

In 1979, as a part of Sunin Academy, Incheon Technical College was founded. In the late 1979, the college expanded its size, expanding its departments. In 1984, graduate school was founded. And then, in 1988, the college was promoted to a comprehensive university. Yet due to so many corruptions of Sunin Academy, the university was renamed University of Incheon. Also, ownership of the university was changed from Sunin Academy to the city. In 2009 Feb, Incheon Institute for Korean Language Studies was opended. Also In 2009 Jul, construction of Sondgo campus(Main Campus) was compeleted. In 2010, the university merged with Incheon City College. As a result, many new departments are opened with larger student capacities. In 2013 Feb, the university is nationalized. Also, the name of university was renamed Incheon National University.

Relocation and new campus

Previous Campus in Dohwa
New Songdo Campus

UI relocated from Dohwa-dong in Namgu to new location in 2009. Now, UI stands in the new and young international city of Songdo, the core sector and the most anticipated investment of IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone).

It has further plans for a new campus to hold R&D centers and branches of international universities such as Ghent in Belgium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US, St. Petersburg in Russia and Plymouth in the UK. The city council plans for Songdo, the core sector of Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), to hold branches of many Korean universities and of foreign universities in the Global Campus facility.


Undergraduate schools

UI's 65 academic departments and programs are organized into 11 colleges and schools.

  • College of Humanities
    • Dept. of Korean Language and Literature
    • Dept. of English Language and Literature
    • Dept. of German Language and Literature
    • Dept. of French Language and Literature
    • Dept. of Japanese Language and Literature
    • Dept. of Chinese Language and Cultural Studies
  • College of Natural Sciences
    • Dept. of Mathematics
    • Dept. of Physics
    • Dept. of Chemistry
    • Dept. of Consumer and Child Studies
    • Dept. of Fashion and Industry
    • Dept. of Marine Science
  • College of Social Science
    • Dept. of Mass Communication
    • Dept. of Library and Information Science
    • Dept. of Creative Human Resource Development
    • Dept. of Social Welfare
  • College of Law, Commerce, and Public Affairs
    • Dept. of Public Administrations
    • Dept. of Political Science & International Relations
    • Dept. of Law
    • Dept. of Economics
    • Division of International Trade
  • College of Engineering
    • Dept. of Energy and Chemical Engineering
    • Dept. of Electrical Engineering
    • Dept. of Electronics Engineering
    • Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering
    • Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
    • Dept. of Vehicle Engineering
    • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics
    • Dept. of Mechatronics
    • Dept. of Safety Engineering
  • College of Information and Technology
    • Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Dept. of Information and Telecommunication Engineering
    • Dept. of Embedded-Systems Engineering
  • College of Business
    • Division of Business Administration
    • Dept. of Tax and Accounting
  • College of Arts and Physical Education
    • Major of Korean Painting
    • Major of Painting
    • Division of Design
    • Dept. of Performing Arts
    • Division of Sport Science
    • Division of Health and Exercise Science
  • College of Education
    • Dept. of Early Childhood Education
    • Dept. of Korean Language Education
    • Dept. of English Language Education
    • Dept. of Japanese Language Education
    • Dept. of Mathematics Education
    • Dept. of Physical Education
    • Dept. of History Education
    • Dept. of Ethics Education
  • College of Urban Sciences
    • Dept. of Urban Policy and Administration
    • Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Dept. of Environmental Engineering
    • Dept. of Urban Construction Engineering
    • Major of Architecture
    • Major of Urban Planning
    • Major of Architectural Engineering
  • College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering
    • Major of Biological Sciences
    • Major of Bioengineering
    • Major of Molecular and Medical Science
    • Major of Nano-Bioengineering
  • College of Northeast Asian Studies
    • Korean Trade and Commerce
    • Northeast Asian Trade and Commerce
      • Chinese Trade and Commerce
      • Japanese Trade and Commerce
      • Russian Trade and Commerce
      • U.S. Trade and Commerce

Graduate schools

Established on November 27, 1984, the Graduate School currently includes 35 masters and 28 doctoral degree programs.

  • Graduate School of Education
    • Educational Sciences
      • Educational Administration
      • Educational Technology
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Curriculum and Instruction
      • Counseling Psychology
      • Gifted Education
    • Language and Literature
      • Korean Education
      • English Education
      • German Education
      • French Education
      • Japanese Education
    • Natural Sciences
      • Mathematics Education
      • Physics Education
      • Biology Education
      • Home Economics Education
    • Arts and Physical Area
      • Arts Education
      • Physical Education
    • Social Sciences
      • Ethics Education
      • Social Studies Education
      • Business Education
    • Engineering
      • Mechanical Education
      • Electrical Education
      • Electronics Education
      • Architectural Education
      • Materials Science and Engineering Education
      • Computer Science Education
  • Graduate School of Public Administration
    • Public Administration
    • Judicial Administration
    • Crisis Management
    • Social Welfare
    • Legislative and Security studies
  • Graduate School of Logistics
    • Master’s Programs
      • Logistics Management
      • Logistics System
    • PhD Programs
      • Logistics Management
      • Logistics System
  • Graduate School of Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Textile and Fashion Industry
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Safety and Environmental System Engineering
    • Industrial Design
    • Civil and Environmental System Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Graduate School
    • Master's Degree Programs
      • Korean Language and Literature
      • Korean as a second language
      • English and Literature
      • German Language and Literature
      • French Language and Literature
      • Japanese and Literature
      • Chinese Cultural Studies
      • Ethics
      • Law
      • Public Administration
      • Political Science & International Studies
      • Mass Communication
      • Business Administration
      • International Trade
      • Economics
      • Northeast Asian Trade and Commerce
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology
      • Home Management
      • Clothing and Textiles
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Electronics Engineering
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Architectural Engineering
      • Industrial and Management Engineering
      • Computer Science and Engineering
      • Materials Science and Engineering
      • Information and Telecommunication Engineering
      • Embedded Systems Engineering
      • Safety Engineering
      • Physical Education
      • Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
    • Doctoral Degree Programs
      • Korean Language and Literature
      • Korean as a second language
      • English Language and Literature
      • Japanese Language and Literature
      • Education
      • Law
      • Public Administration
      • Political Science & International Studies
      • Mass Communication
      • Business Administration
      • International Trade
      • Economics
      • Northeast Asian Trade and Commerce
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology
      • Clothing and Textiles
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Electronics Engineering
      • Civil and Environmental Engineering
      • Architectural Engineering
      • Industrial and Management Engineering
      • Computer Science and Engineering
      • Information and Telecommunication Engineering
      • Safety Engineering
      • Physical Education
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
    • Business Administration
    • Real Estate
  • Graduate School of Information and Telecommunications
    • Computer
    • Information and Telecommunications
    • IT Policy
    • Embedded Systems Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Information and System Audit
Haksan Library

Office of International Affairs and Korean Language Institute

The Office of International Affairs provides opportunities to learn through Student Exchange Program, Short-term language training programs globalizing the university through expanding sister relationships with the universities whole over the world. Web site of Office of International

The Korean language program was founded for the purpose of teaching the Korean language to foreigners and Korean students from overseas. The Incheon Institute for Korean Language Studies focuses on the lingusitic abilities of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and offers opportunities to experience a taste of Korean history, culture, and society together with the Korean language. The institute consists of certified teachers with graduate school education and vital experience teaching. Students from over the world, including China, Mongolia, Thailand, Canada, and The United States, are currently registered for classes and are studying the Korean language.

Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute at UI
E-Business Center: The building holding Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute at Incheon National University is supported by the Chinese government. The Chinese government has been supporting language institutes around the world for the spread of the Chinese language and culture. In Korea, the Chinese government has selected Incheon National University and has given support in the established of a Confucius Institute. The educated curriculum receives academic guidance of the Chinese Education Ministry.


Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation

Miraegwan (R&D Center): The building for Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation
Side view of Miraegwan

The Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation (IACF) of Incheon National University was established in May 2004 as a special corporation. Its purpose is to collaborate with industry in cultivation human resources with creative minds, promoting industry-oriented education and to develop new knowledge and technology for the improvement of industry, and with the profits from intellectual property to provide financial assistance for education and research.

INU Holdings

INU Holdings is a technology holdings company which deals with technologies developed by students and professors of Incheon National University. So far, INU Holdings is the 6th technology holdings company of a university in Korea. It was opened last year and so far has established 3 subsidiary companies. It has strong cooperation with the IACF.

INU Holdings

Green Pioneer Co.

Green Pioneer started as a spin-off company established by a professor of biology in UI with the support from school. Now, it is a subsidiary company of INU Holdings. Its key business facets are distribution of photosynthesis assessment instruments (PAM) and biokits. It also obtains an ISO listed technology in the field of toxicology.

Green Pioneer Co. A subsidiary company of INU Holdings

Nearby transportation

Metropolitan Subway

Cf) Line no.1 of Metropolitan Subway in Seoul management Department

[1] Underground Seoul Station(Line No.1)~Underground Cheongnyangni Station(Line No 1.) : Seoul Metro

[2] Other(Gyeong-Bu and Jang-Hang Line(~Sinchang Station),Gyeong-in Line(~Incheon Station),Gyeong-Won Line(~Soyo-san(Mountain) Station)) : Korail

But, Two subway operating agencies, each operating segment regardless of the companies all the same operation, but a Seoul Metro trains, the maximum endpoint Gyeong-won Line the Uijeongbu Station, gyeong-in Line the Incheon Station, the Gyeong-bu Line the SeoDongTan station. Korail operating between Seoul Metro Station, far from the train station by running Cheongnyangni Seoul Subway Line 1 is operated between bulbs.

Coordinates: 37°22′31″N 126°37′59″E / 37.375294°N 126.63301°E / 37.375294; 126.63301

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