Sahmyook University (Korean, Chinese character is a private, Christian, coeducational university located in Metropolitan Seoul, South Korea. Sahmyook University is part of a worldwide network of Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education providing an environment for learning that emphasises individual commitment to Christ, personal integrity, intellectual development, and community service. The school was founded in 1906 as Euimyung College in Sunahn, Pyeongan-namdo in what would become today's North Korea. It was the first higher education facility started in Korea, and is today the largest university owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 2016, the university had 6 colleges, including the College of Theology, Humanities & Social Science and Health Science & Social Welfare in addition to 4 graduate schools.
Establishment of a mission college Sahmyook University was founded in 1906 as a small, Seventh-day Adventist school called "Euimyung College" by American Seventh-day Adventist missionaries, with the objective to improve the education of church workers in Korea. However, while under the rule of Japanese imperialism, the missionaries stopped managing the whole school system due to Shinto worship being enforced by the Japanese rulers. Thus, the school remained closed by the end of the Second World War. After Korea gained its independence from Japan in 1945, the school moved from Sunan and joined with the church headquarters Hoegi, Seoul; The move was completed in 1949. On the June 25, 1950, the Korean War forced the school to close again. After Seoul was won back in November 1951, the school was relocated to its current location at Gongdeok, Yangjoo, Gyeonggi (later renamed Seoul) and reopened. The school was also renamed Sahmyook College, and the minister James Lee was inaugurated as the first president.
Academy: Introduction of Department: In 1906, Uimyung School was built in Soonahn and started its education to cultivate missionary workers. Uimyung School began its affiliation with Department of Theology, Sahmyook University. The department grew with Sahmyook University during last 105 of history as of today. Theology department offers education for the integration of faith and learning as they aim for holistic education of the intellect, the body, and the spirit. The holistic education is necessary to produce professional ministers who will serve God to expand God's country, and the hope for a human society.
Educational Objectives and Purpose: Department of Theology seeks well- balanced development of the intellect, the body, and the spirit to cultivate professional missionary workers.
Vision and Career The vision of Theology department is to cultivate professional ministers, who will lead the hopeful world by changing the 21st century through Christian beliefs and insight
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Sahmyook University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Sahmyook University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.