About 3,000 students demonstrate against the dictatorial regime of the Liberal Party, triggering the April 19th Revolution.
Yoo Jin-oh is inaugurated as the 4th president.
The Science Hall is built on the site presently occupied by Woodang Hall.
The Institute of Public Affairs is founded. The Korea University Business School Journal is published.
The April 19th Revolution Monument is erected.
The Department of Horticulture is established under the College of Agriculture (classes commence in April 1962).
Korea University establishes its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.
The Seokwan is remodeled and expanded.
The position of Vice President is restored, and Lee Jong-woo is inaugurated as the 2nd Vice President.
The Academic Affairs Committee decides not to hold the 1961 Ko-Yon Games.
The academic year begins on 1 March as per Article 151 of the Education Act.
1962. 5. 5.
The 1st Granite Tower Festival hosts at least 30 events over three days. The University Museum opens in a new building.
The Department of Pedagogy and Psychology is included within the Division of Liberal Arts, and is divided into the departments of Pedagogy and Psychology. The departments of Sociology, German Literature, and French Literature are established under the Division of Liberal Arts; the Department of Chemical Engineering is included in the Division of Science; the Department of Zootechnical Science is included in the College of Agriculture; and the Department of Statistics is included in the College of Political Science and Economics. All colleges accommodate 4,760 students in total.
The Korean Institute for Translating Classics is renamed as Institute for Korean Studies.
Construction of a laboratory farm for the College of Agriculture begins in Deokso, Gyeonggi-do. Relocation of the Jongam-dong farm begins (completed in September 1976).
The General Meeting for Erecting the Tiger Statue is convened.
The Graduate School of Business is founded.
The College of Liberal Arts and Science is divided into the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering. The College of Science and Engineering is restructured into the Division of Science and the Division of Engineering, the latter of which includes the Department of Chemical Engineering, and creates two new departments: Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. Korea University’s student body numbers 5,080.
The Joongang Educational Foundation is reorganized into the Korea University Foundation as per Paragraph 1, Article 2 of the Supplement to the Private School Act.
The College of Agriculture establishes Korea’s first radioisotopes laboratory.
The 60 Years History of Korea University Committee is launched; Jung Jae-gak is appointed as its director.
The building of the Aegineung Campus is completed for use by the Division of General Education and the Division of Engineering.
Thirteen students are detained for partaking in the June 3 Resistance Movement.
The Department of Mass Communication is created under the College of Political Science and Economics; the Department of Mechanical Engineering is created under the Division of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering. Korea University’s student body rises to 5,240 students. The Division of General Education Student Union publishes Hosang.
The Graduate School of Business opens daytime courses.
The Tiger Statue is erected.
Korea University and Yonsei University agree to host the annual Ko-Yon Games in the fourth week of September.
Korea University graduate Kim Sung-gon donates KRW 5 million to establish the Main Gate.
At least 2,500 students demonstrate against the Korea-Japan Conference.
The Academic Affairs Council decides to close the school until 24 April.
The 60th Anniversary ceremony is held.
The 60 Years of Korea University and The 60th Anniversary Dissertation Collection are published.
Thousands of students protest for 5 days, demanding that ratification of the Korea-Japan Agreement be nullified.
Around 150 military personnel invade the Anam Campus (25 August)
Korea University decides to close temporarily due to the protest (28-31 August)
The Ministry of Education orders Korea University to close due to the protest (6-20 September).
Lee Jong-woo is inaugurated as the 5th president.
The Main Gate is established with alumni donations.
The Ko-Yon Games resumes (22-23 October). Ice hockey is added to the Games to establish the current 5-match Ko-Yon Games.
이The Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Metal Engineering are established under the Division of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering.
Hosang, the journal published by the Division of General Education, is renamed Gyoyang.
The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment is founded; Kim Yun-hwan is appointed as its first director.
1967. 2. 25.
The 60th graduation ceremony is held.
The Institute of Industrial Technology is founded; Park Gi-chae is appointed as its first director.
The Mechanical Engineering Hall is built.
The Department of Food Engineering is established under the College of Agriculture; the Department of Industrial Management is established under the Division of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering. A total of 5,480 students are enrolled.
Korea University receives approval to found the Graduate School of Education.
The 1st matriculation ceremony for the Graduate School of Education is held. Kang Yong-heul, an America-based author, donates about 5,000 books.
The University Library initiates book check-out service.
The nut pine tree is designated as the University Tree.
The Communication Building is built.
The Department of Electrical Engineering introduces Korea’s first microwave magnetic resonance apparatus.
The Department of Geology is formed under the Division of Science; the Department of Electronical Engineering and the Department of Ceramic Engineering are formed under the Division of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering. The enrollment quota is adjusted for certain departments, raising total enrollment to 6,240.
The Department of Commerce is renamed the Department of Business; the Department of Korean Literature, the Department of English Literature, the Department of German Literature, and the Department of French Literature are renamed as the Department of Korean Linguistics and Literature, the Department of English Linguistics and Literature, the Department of German Linguistics and Literature, and the Department of French Linguistics and Literature, respectively.
The Hydraulic Engineering Hall is built.
Protests against the Amendment to the Constitution for Presidency for Three Consecutive Terms results in the temporary closing of Korea University (30 June – 3 July).
The Research Institute for Mass Communications is founded; Oh Joo-hwan is appointed as its first director.
The Department of Agronomics is renamed as the Department of Agricultural Economics; and the Department of Sports Science is established under the Division of Science, College of Science and Engineering. The total enrollment quota expands to 6,420.
Korea University Broadcasting Network is established.