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  • 1945
    11.3

    The policy to establish the university was set

    President Kim Il Sung gave an instruction to establish the university in the first place to be a parent university of the country.
  • 1945
    11.18

    A preparatory organization for establishing the university was founded

    Democrats and persons concerned with education founded a preparatory organization and venerated President Kim Il Sung as its counselor.
  • 1946
    5.25

    The preparatory committee for establishing the university was organized

    It had the director of education department of the North Korean Provisional People’s Committee as its chairman and involved the persons concerned with education.
  • 1946
    7.8

    The North Korean Provisional People’s Committee adopted Resolution No. 40

    It concluded that the university which would be built in Pyongyang should be named after President Kim Il Sung, reflecting the unanimous desire of Korean people.
  • 1946
    9.1

    The first lecture started

    At the beginning, the university had 7 faculties (Faculty of History and Literature, Faculty of Economy and Law, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Traffic Engineering), 24 departments, 30 classes, 1500 students and 68 lecturers. In October 1947, some activities to celebrate the 1st anniversary of founding of Kim Il Sung University were held and fixed the founding anniversary of the university on the 1st of October each year.
  • 1946
    9.15

    The opening ceremony was held

    President Kim Il Sung delivered a historic speech on “Be competent workers dedicated to the building of a democratic state”.
  • 1946
    10.

    The opening of the library

  • 1947
    4.

    The opening of the university farm

  • 1947
    5.

    The opening of the printing house of the university

  • 1947
    5.

    The opening of the postgraduate school

  • 1947
    7.

    The founding of the newspaper of the university

  • 1947
    9~

    Scholarship was awarded

    Scholarship baring warm love of President Kim Il Sung and the anti-Japanese war heroine Comrade Kim Jong Suk was awarded to the students of Kim Il Sung University.
  • 1947
    10.1

    The meeting to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the founding of the university was held

    President Kim Il Sung delivered a speech on “You must learn and learn to be excellent cadres of the new Korea”.
  • 1948
    9.

    Some colleges were separated

    The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Traffic Engineering were separated to be Pyongyang College of Industry (Kim Chaek University of Technology of the day), the Faculty of Agriculture to be Pyongyang Agricultural College(Wonsan Agricultural College of the day) and the Faculty of Medicine to be Pyongyang Medical College. 5 faculties (the Faculty of Economy and Law, the Faculty of History and Literature, the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, the Faculty of Chemistry, the Faculty of Biology) were remained.
  • 1948
    10.10

    The inaugural ceremony of a new building was held

    President Kim Il Sung and the anti-Japanese war heroine Comrade Kim Jong Suk attended the ceremony.
  • 1949
    12.28

    The 1st graduation ceremony was held

    19 students(13 from the Department of Physics, 6 from the Department of Mathematics) graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. President Kim Il Sung attended the 1st graduation ceremony.
  • 1950
    6.

    The wartime education was conducted

    The university moved to Jasong, Pyongyang, Jongju, Kusong And Sunchon and continued education. During the war period, 2 290 lecturers, staff and students were awarded an official commendation including 3 Heroes of the Republic.
  • 1950
    6.30

    The 2nd graduation ceremony was held

    271 students graduated from the university.
  • 1952
    4.12

    President Kim Il Sung gave field guidance to the university

    He visited Paeksong-ri(then) in Sunchon County and delivered a historic speech on “The prospects of the fatherland liberation war and the tasks of the university”.
  • 1952
    12.5

    The 3rd graduation ceremony was held

    253 students graduated from the university in Paeksong-ri.
  • 1955

    The education for foreign students began

    Foreign students from other countries including China, USSR(then), Mongolia, Vietnam, Hungary, Albania, Indonesia, Bolivia, Germany attended lectures in Korean Linguistics Department of the Faculty of Korean Language and Literature.
  • 1955
    7.1

    President Kim Il Sung gave field guidance to the university

    He emphasized that the university should train more cadres for the postwar economic construction, that scientific research to settle the scientific and technical problemsthat arose in socialist construction and that due attention should be paid to development of modern and basic science as befits its global tendency.
  • 1956
    10.

    The 10th anniversary of the founding of the university was magnificently commemorated

    The graduate’s and student’s badges were newly set and the 1st meeting of graduates was successfully held.
  • 1960
    9.1

    Chairman Kim Jong Il waged his revolutionary activity at Kim Il Sung University

    Kim Il Sung University was honored to become the alma mater of a peerlessly great man. He took part in production practice in Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory(then), the construction for widening the Wasandong-Ryongsong road and military camping in Oundong. He presented a graduation paper on “The status and role of county in socialist construction” on the 18th of March 1964.
  • 1965
    10.

    The completion of Building No.1

  • 1966
    9.30

    The meeting commemorating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the university was held

    It was held in Pyongyang Grand Theater in the presence of President Kim Il Sung.
  • 1966

    The organization of the public service centre

  • 1968
    9.

    The bronze statue of President Kim Il Sung was erected

    The bronze statue of President Kim Il Sung was erected on Ryongnam Hill and the Revolutionary Museum of Kim Il Sung University was inaugurated in the main building.
  • 1970
    10.

    The science library was built

    The science library was newly established with a collection of 2 million volumes. President Kim Il Sung gave field guidance to the science library on the 18th of October 1970.
  • 1972
    12.

    Building No. 2 was completed

  • 1976
    10.

    The 30th anniversary of the foundation of Kim Il Sung University was commemorated

    President Kim Il Sung sent a congratulatory message to the university.
  • 1976
    11.28

    President Kim Il Sung gave field guidance to the university

    He made a speech on “On future improving the training of our cadres”.
  • 1976
    12.

    The mankind evolution research institute was established

  • 1981
    5.

    Several institutes were established

    The catalyst research institute, computation research institute, electronic physics research institute, cytobiology and molecular biology research institute, electronic computation research institute, and atomic energy research institute were established.
  • 1985

    The university sports team was organized

  • 1989
    6.

    The gymnasium was completed

    President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the gymnasium on June 21 1989.
  • 1996
    10.1

    The 50th anniversary of the founding of the university was commemorated

    Chairman Kim Jong Il sent a historic letter on “On strengthening the university education as required by development of revolution”.
  • 1996
    12.7

    Chairman Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the university

    He inspected several spots of the university and had a photo taken and observed an artistic performance together with teachers in the April 25 House of Culture.
  • 2001
    3.

    The Research Institutes of Social Sciences and Natural Sciences were established

  • 2005

    Diploma and graduate’s badge of the university were newly designed

    The diploma with the portrait of smiling President Kim Il Sung and graduate’s badge were newly designed as instructed by Chairman Kim Jong Il and were bestowed on all the graduates.
  • 2009
    9.

    Modern swimming complex was built

    Chairman Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the construction site in March 2009 and later on September 30 2009 visited the completed swimming complex.
  • 2009
    12.11

    Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the swimming complex

  • 2010
    4.

    The e-library was completed

    On April 12 2010, Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un looked around several spots of the university including the e-library.
  • 2010
    5.

    Kim Il Sung University Council was founded

  • 2013
    10.1

    The bronze statue of Chairman Kim Jong Il was erected

    The bronze statue of Chairman Kim Jong Il was erected with respect on Ryongnam Hill and the Revolutionary Museum of Kim Il Sung University was inaugurated.
  • 2012
    4.

    The student badge of the university was newly designed

    The student badge baring the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il was newly designed as instructed by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
  • 2013
    10.9

    The completion ceremony of the apartment buildings for the educators of Kim Il Sung University was held

    Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un attended the ceremony and had a photo taken with the educators.
  • 2014
    1.

    The distance education college was established

  • 2016
    9.27

    The 70th anniversary of the founding of the university was commemorated

    Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sent a historic letter “On the basic tasks facing Kim Il Sung University in the new era of the Juche revolution”.
  • 2017
    4.

    The scholars moved to new houses in Ryomyong Street

    Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presented new houses in Ryomyong Street for 1700 households to the professors and researchers of Kim Il Sung University.
  • 2017
    4.

    The university buildings and dormitories were newly built

    Building No. 3, building No. 4, building of the Faculty of Chemistry, dormitories and a canteen were newly built.
  • 2019
    4.

    Natural History Museum was renovated

  • 2019
    7.

    Construction of Cutting-edge Technology Development Centre

  • 2019
    10.

    Separation of colleges attached to Kim Il Sung University from the University

    Pyongyang Medical College, Pyongyang Agricultural College and Sariwon Kye Ung Sang Agricultural College seceded from Kim Il Sung University Council.