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is a private university founded in 1932, located in Gimhae
Gimhae, also commonly spelled Kimhae, is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Gimhae is known to locals as "The Paris of Gyeongsangnamdo." It is the seat of the large Gimhae Kim clan, one of the largest Kim clans in Korea...
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the...
. As of Aug, 2009, it had 874 faculty members and 230 staffs in total, 14,373 Undergraduate students and 1,458 Graduate students. The University has 6 colleges (15 schools & 27 departments) and 5 graduate schools. The founding mission is to save the world through love and virtue. The educational goals are: to preserve nature; to value human lives and philanthropy. The school precepts are honesty, sincerity, and diligence.
It started as surgical clinic, "Paik Clinic" opened by Dr. In-Je Paik in 1932. He then donated all of his assets and founded Paik Hospital in 1946, the first civilian non-profit organization in Korea. In 1979 Inje Medical College opened, and in 1989 Inje College was promoted to Inje University, with Dr. Nakwhan Paik inaugurated as the first President of Inje University. Current, the 5th, president is Dr. Won-Ro Lee who was appointed in September 2010.