School Name

“The hall of scholars leading in their time with a high perspective and wisdom "

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Originally, Han(翰) is a letter that represents an imaginary bird that flies higher than any other birds, being able to overlook the grounds. During the Tang Dynasty, this bird was compared to a scholar with excellent learning and virtue, and the place where these scholars gathered and formed a forest was called Hallym.


Since then, in China, throughout the Tang, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, they gathered the best intellectuals, with extraordinary wisdom and insights that transcended the times, in one place and called it Hallym Academy.


The word 'academy' in English is a word that has evolved from academia, which meant a higher educational institution in ancient Greece, and it was used to refer to a group of leading talents in the fields of science and the arts, and especially in Europe, it was mainly used in reference to the central group of scholars. So this academy is usually translated into Hallymwon (Hallym Academy) in Korean.


In Korea, it was first used when Sangmunsa, composed of scholars during the Silla Dynasty, was renamed to Hallym during the reign of King Kyungdeok of Silla, and Hallym scholars were placed in Hallym Academy later. In the Goryeo Dynasty, there was a government office that was in charge of writing the documents under the orders of the king. At first, it was called Wonbongseong then it was changed to Haksawon later, and it was changed again to Hallym Academy during the resign of Hyeonjong.

Government officials of Hallym Academy included Uigwan as well as Panwonsa, Haksaseungji, scholars, Sidokhaksa, and Siganghaksa among others.And then, Hallym Academy was renamed to Munhanseo, Sirimwon, and Yemunchunchugwan and was renamed to Hallym Academy again in 1356 (5th year of King Kongmin) and renamed to Yemungwan in 1362 (11th year of King Kongmin).


In 1389, it was changed to Yemunchuncheongwan, and succeeded into the Joseon Dynasty. In 1401 (1styearofTaejong), it was separated into Yemungwan and Chunchugwan, and became an independent government office. They survived until the Kapo Reform in 1894 and Yemungwan recorded the mperial orders and the names of the king, and Chunchugwan recorded and compiled the history of the country.


As shown above, ‘the forest of outstanding’ talents was called Hallym through the ages. The name of Hallym University was named after this Hallym. This is because much like Korea, which has always pursued Hallym, this university seeks to produce the best intellectuals.


By flying high above the birds that pursue secular interests to obtain a wider and higher insight, while adopting the education philosophy of the Hanbi Spirit which leads the flow of world history, Hallym University aims to become the true Hallym of Korea.