Korea Aerospace University is a private university in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Established in 1952 as a national university, it was taken over by Jungseok Foundation established by Hanjin Group and transferred to a private university. The university which encompasses most of the aerospace fields including Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Air Transportation and Logistics, Aeronautical Science & Flight Operation, and Air and Space Law has been designated to take several national undertakings and collaborative research projects with prominent global corporations including GE, Airbus, PLANSEE since 2009.
Major research results have been observed in the realm of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), since the first autonomous formation flight of UAV and the first flight of solar powered UAV for 12 consecutive hours in Korea. âThe 1st Hannuriâ, the micro satellite (CubeSat), was developed and launched for the first time among Korean universities in 2006.
In 1979, the university was taken over by Jungseok Foundation, established by Hanjin Group, and it was transferred to a private university. Ever since the transformation, the university started to strengthen its inner and outer sides.
Through the modifications on quota and name, establishment of schools, departments, and graduate schools were finalized. Auxiliary organizations and institutes were reorganized (see âCenters and institutesâ) to vitalize its inner strength.
For the latter, the Liberal Arts Building, Central Library, the Aviation Control Center, the Mechanical Engineering Building, and the Flight Operation Building were opened in 1970s; the Studentâs Hall, the Science Building, the Mechanical Engineering Building, the Electronic Engineering Building were constructed in 1990s. Most of the structures were completed through this period. Passing through the strengthening period, the university started to focus on ensuring its internal stability. From the early 2000s, structures were added and expanded. The Central Library, the Center for Technical Assiatance to Small and Medium-sized Industries, the KAU Aerospace Center/Museum, and the New Administrative Building were built. The Library and the Studentâs Hall had a level extension.
The university changed its name from Hankuk Aviation University to Korea Aerospace University in 2007. It started to develop its competence by expanding international networks. After obtaining AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International) qualification, for flight education, aviation management, air traffic management, and air transportation systems in 2007, MOUs (memoranda of understanding) and agreements with well-known organizations were concluded: MOUs with University of Southern California, Drexel University, Oregon State University; agreement for cooperation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; joint development agreement with General Electric.
CDSRC (the Defense Specialized University Research Center), 2011
Maritime Transport Education Project, 2011
GSRC (Global Surveillance Research Center), 2010
Logistics Specialized Education Project, 2010
Seoul Accord Activation Center, 2010
Industrial Technology Development Project, 2010
WPM (World Premier Materials Project), 2010
The Korea Electric Vehicle and Transportation Safety Convergence System Research Consortium, 2010
Haneul Project (for Aerospace Engineers and Global Aviation Experts), 2009
Seven NSLs (National Space Laboratory) and three NRLs (National Research Laboratory), 2008
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Korea Aerospace University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.