The university was founded by
Kim Won-keun(1886~1965) and his brother,
The forerunner was Cheongseok Academic Foundation,
established in 1924.
The university was founded by Kim Won-keun(1886~1965) and his brother, Kim Young-keun(1888~1976).
The two founding brothers had gone through various hardships and, through blood, sweat and tears, had made a great fortune. They poured their fortune into fostering the young generation. They were truly educational pioneers.
The brothers led the way in education, with the firm belief that in order to regain independence from Japan Korea's people needed power, and that education was the solution to give power to the Korean people.
Their strong beliefs about education led to the establishment of the university after Korea regained independence in 1945. Today, there are 7 schools and universities, from elementary to university level, that were developed out of/through/by the Chungsuk Academic Foundation.
With this founding philosophy in mind, Cheongju University is strongly committed to maintaining educational policies such as patriotism, diligence, self-reliance, volunteerism and lawfulness in order to contribute to the development of the national culture, foster humanitarianism and contribute to human prosperity.