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Celebrating the 20th anniversary, we look forward to another 20 years.

In the past 20 years of successfully nurturing global leaders,

<Innovation> has always been the growth engine for KDI School.

KDI School aims to produce international experts equipped with
theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills in the field of
development economics and public policy.

Why KDI School

KDI School also aims to develop future leaders capable of coping with KDI School History
Welcoming Message
the rapidly changing international environment and exercising global
leadership in every sector of our society. Premier Education 12
Academic Programs Overview
Master's Programs
MPP (Master of Public Policy)
MDP (Master of Development Policy)
MPM (Master of Public Management)
Ph.D. Programs

Global Perspective 30
International Exchange and Career Development Programs
Capacity Building Center
Development Research and Learning Network
Research and Learning Resource Center

Worldwide Network 36
Student & Alumni Profile
Overseas Partner Institutions

Extensive Support 42
KDI School in Sejong City
Campus Life & Information
Social Activities
Alumni Recollection
Scholarship Opportunities
KDI School

Vibrant Education Program NASPAA Accreditation Extensive Scholarship Outstanding Educational services Diverse Student Body Globe-spanning Alumni Network Career Development Program Comprehensive Research and Educational Data
Dynamic and vibrant education program delving into KDI School received accreditation from NASPAA for its More than 95% of international students receive scholarship Offers diverse e-learning opportunities as the Korean Center Truly international environment with international students Over 2,600 Korean alumni working in a variety of fields Provides opportunities for internship and recruitment with Operates K-Developedia, an online repository compiling
the experiences and the assets of Asias top think-tank, MPP program. including full tuition and monthly stipend (Global Ambassador of the World Bank Global Development Learning Network. representing 50% of the student body including the government, public organizations, finance, diverse international and public organizations network case studies on Korea's miraculous development.
the Korea Development Institute (KDI) First NASPAA accreditation in Korea Scholarship, POSCO Asia Fellowship, KOGAS Global Designated as an APEC Education Hub Over 170 international students from more than 80 countries media, private corporations, NGOs, and international Special Lectures by alumni aimed at providing information Offers blended learning programs incorporating
Think Tank Rankings of KDI : Fellowship, Colombo Plan Scholarship, IDB Scholarship, Offers OECD and KSP Seminars, co-education program with around the world, creating a unique multi-cultural organizations on job application and industrial trend international development curriculum with e-learning.
1st in Asia, / 6th among Non-US Institutes NIIED Scholarship, IBK Scholarship, KOICA-MDI Scholarship, Korean Central Officials Training Institute, special lecture, etc. environment Over 1,670 international alumni from 127 countries serving Mentoring program to give students some off-the-record Provides e-learning programs conveying the vivid nature of
(2016 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings, FSS-KFB-KDIS Scholarship) 2016 International student composition : Government 66%, as global leaders all over the world advice from alumni whose career fits with the students area Koreas economic development by interviewing people
Top-notch Faculty Broad Global Partnership (58 Institutes / 26 countries)
Univ. of Pennsylvania) Public Org. 7%, Private Corp. 18%, College Graduates 9% of interest from actual fields
Faculty members composed of Ph.D.s Global Master's Program (GMP)
Education based on experiences of systematic research
from the worlds best institutions 1 year at the KDI School, 1 year at a partner school to
on global development and consultation to developing
Multi-national diversity, including faculties from the US, gain two masters degrees.
China, Greece, Uzbekistan, etc Partner schools include renowned schools such as Cornell,
6 KDI school of Public Policy and Management Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and Chicago University. 7
KDI School Established with authorization from the Ministry of Education and 12
1997 2006 02 Master in Asset Management (MAM) established

Human Resources Development

Classes begin (4 programs) 03
Dr. Lim, Gill-Chin inaugurated as the first dean 07
1998 2007 01 OECD Seoul Center opened
10 Dr. Hahm, Sang-Moon inaugurated as the fourth dean

Appointed by KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) as partner institution 01

1999 2010 01 MPP program expanded to MPP, MPP/ED, and MPP/PM
12 Dr. Nam, Sang-Woo inaugurated as the fifth dean
Official name changed from the KDI School of International Policy and Management 11
to the KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Designated as an APEC Education Hub 12
2011 10 Designated as a participant for the Campus Asia project

Global Master's Program (GMP) launched, 02

enabling students to acquire dual degrees both at KDI School and abroad
2000 2012 01 Master's program restructured into MDP and MPP,
Special Program on Economic Policy-Making launched 09 Ph.D. in Development Policy established
12 Dr. Nam, Sang-Woo inaugurated as the sixth dean
The Center for National Leadership renamed into the Center for Executive Education 10

Designated as the Korean Hub of the World Bank GDLN 01

(Global Development Learning Network)
2001 2013 05

Received Outstanding Institution Award and "Outstanding Leadership Award" from National Research
Council For Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
08 Designated as a participant in the Korea EU Industrialized Countries Instrument Education
Ph.D. Program launched 02
Cooperation Program
Dr. Chung, Chin-Seung inaugurated as the second dean 07

2014 07 Assumed the role of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Global Secretariat from the World Bank
MPP program received accreditation by NASPAA-The Global Standard in Public Service Education
Master's Programs consolidated into the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and 02
Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs
2002 12 Dr. Chun, Hong-Tack inaugurated as the seventh dean

KDI School Alumni Association established 10

2015 01 Master of Public Management (MPM) launched

E-Learning Program launched 01
International Master's Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) established 12
2016 03 Integrated Library System for KDI Central Library established
05 Received an Outstanding Institution Awardfrom National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Master in Foreign Direct Investment (MFDI) established 03
Dr. Chung, Chin-Seung inaugurated as the third dean 04
2004 11 Became the first Korean research institute to be a 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) Associate Member
Held academic sessions for public officials from key ministries at Sejong Government Complex

Digital Library opened 05

2005 2017 03 Appointed by the Ministry of Education as the certified institution for International Education Quality Assurance System
05 Case Study on Koreas development experience in the context of Science of Delivery registered on The Global Delivery Initiative Library by the World Bank
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Message from the President Message from the Dean

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management was founded as an affiliated educational institution of the Korea Development The KDI School of Public Policy and Management opened in March 1998 with the mission of fostering global leaders in the public
Institute, a premier government economic think tank at the forefront of social science research for the past 46 years. Drawing and private sectors at home and abroad. Since then the KDI School has achieved remarkable growth with our inaugural group of 55
from the resources of the Institute, the KDI School provides exceptional education that combines current academic theories with students increasing to over 400 in 2017. The quality of KDI Schools educational programs and faculty now rivals other internationally
comprehensive and innovative practical research to support the national vision and other key policy agendas. renowned institutions, and in 2014 KDI Schools MPP program was accredited by Network of Schools in Public Policy, Affairs and
Administration (NASPAA). This was the first NASPAA accreditation in Korea, and the second outside the USA.
KDI School has achieved remarkable growth in the past 20 years. It earned prestige nationally and is, among emerging Asian
countries, the leading graduate school in the field of public policy. It has positioned itself as an unrivaled institution that offers the For the past 20 years, Over 2,600 Korean students who play active roles in diverse sectors including government, public agencies,
best Master and Ph.D. courses in Development Policy as well as programs for development cooperation with a focus on two areas: finance, media, other enterprises, and international organizations have graduated from KDI School. Over 1,670 of KDI Schools
fostering world-class leaders equipped with academic as well as practical expertise, and providing systematic research and education international alumni are also working in the front lines of their respective fields, creating a global network spanning 127 countries.
especially on the processes of economic development.
The KDI School, by securing a faculty pool with outstanding policy research records, strives to create a rich and interdisciplinary
We place a major emphasis on enhancing the capabilities of our students to not only effectively diagnose and seek solutions for policy curriculum which combines state-of-the-art theories and the practices of policy making and implementation. Moreover, KDI Schools
issues in the public sector, but also successfully manage national affairs through a heightened understanding of the rapidly evolving student body with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds provides an open educational environment to nurture international
private sector. Moreover, we strive to promote friendly relationships with many emerging countries and become the institution that perspectives and global leadership.
leads a shared growth in the global stage by sharing successful development experiences of South Korea, a country which has gone
from being underdeveloped to nearly advanced. After relocating to Sejong City in 2015, South Koreas administrative capital city, KDI School has been leading the education in the
public sector by providing innovative educational environment as well as offering an outstanding level of student support.
On behalf of the KDI School, I look forward to welcoming talented and promising individuals who aspire to contribute to national and To celebrate our 20th year anniversary this year, KDI School is initiating a powerful transformation with the aim of shaping tomorrows
international development, cooperation, and co-prosperity. experts in sustainable development and inclusive growth. KDI School promises to educate talented students in this field, nurturing the
core competencies required by the 4th Industrial Revolution and the ability to solve economic and social issues. KDI School will be
both your solid foundation and spring board, enabling you to achieve your dreams of leading a company, your country and making
KIM, Joon Kyung a difference in the world.
President, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

CHUN, Hong Tack

Dean, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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100 170 No.1
World class faculty with internationally recognized academic achievements and experience in the field

Offered Courses

1st 6
Classes delivered 100% in English

First Master of Public Policy program
outside the United States accredited by NASPAA

With a trimester system (three semesters per year),
A dynamic and vibrant academic curriculum utilizing students can earn their degree within 1.5 years (five semesters)
the intellectual riches of the Korea Development Institute (KDI),
accumulated from decades of experience in establishing
national policies and agendas

LIU, Cheol
Republic of Korea

Part-time Program*
Academic Programs Full-time Program Ph.D. Program
(Residents in Korea Only)
KDI School of Public Policy and Management offers Master degree programs Master of Public Policy
and Doctorate degree programs. The Schools curricula draws extensively Ph.D. in Public Policy
Programs Master of Development Policy
from the valuable resources accrued at KDI the research institute. Ph.D. in Development Policy
Master of Public Management
KDI School strives to meet the diverse and professional demands
of todays constantly changing society. Finance and Macroeconomic Policy (MPP)
Trade and Industry Policy (MPP)
Public Finance and Social Policy (MPP)
Regional Development and Environment Policy (MPP)
Public Policy
Study Areas Sustainable Development (MDP)
Master Degree Programs Development Policy
International Development (MDP)
KDI Schools Master Degree programs are divided into full-time and part-time Public Administration and Leadership (MPM)
courses. Full-time students are able to complete their coursework by the end Strategic Management (MPM)
of the first year. They usually spend the second year working on their research Global Governance and Political Economy (MPM)
component. The minimum time required for graduation is 18 months. Minimum 1.5 years (5 semesters)
Full-time students : at least 3 years
Part-time programs use a flexible combination of evening and weekend Duration Coursework: 1st year at the KDI School 2 years (6 semesters)
Other students : at least 4 years
classes, and students can graduate within two years without interrupting their Thesis Writing: 2nd year in home country
careers. Both full-time and part-time courses are available for the MDP, MPP Weekday Evenings(19:00 22:30)
and MPM programs. All classes are conducted in English. Class Schedule Daytime(08:30 18:00)
Saturday(9:00 17:30)
Total 25,000,000 KRW (for 3 years)
28,000,000 KRW First year: 15,000,000 KRW
Scholarship opportunities available Second and third year: 5,000,000 KRW respectively
Ph.D. Programs
From fourth year: 1,000,000 KRW per year
KDI School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Development Policy.
36 credits
The goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare qualified candidates and help
Qualifying Examination
them produce cutting-edge research in their chosen field. The programs Requirements
45 credits Dissertation Writing Process
also aim to equip students with the skills they need to ascend to leadership for Graduation
1) Oral Examination
positions in the public or private sector.
2) Final Oral Dissertation Defense
*Part-time students may be offered a limited number of courses.

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Academic Goals
Expand policy-makers capability in policy planning,
analysis and implementation
Foster professionals in the field of economic and social policies

Program Characteristics
Build area-specific policy expertise with economics as its base
Master of Public Policy Utilize comprehensive and interdisciplinary research capacity of the KDI,
the top think-tank in Korea

Master of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is

designed to provide global perspective and
professional expertise in public policy areas.
The program is highly regarded both in and
outside Korea, particularly among developing
countries and government officials. The faculty
with outstanding research backgrounds and
empirical knowledge offers a leading curriculum
that integrates theory and practice. Students
are required to take one of the economic policy
concentrations and may select additional
study areas to cover 39 credits towards
their graduation.

The highly diverse student composition

provides a unique educational environment.
Both domestic and international students from
all walks of life, including the government,
the media, and NGOs are able to share ideas,
knowledge as well as experiences, and build
a dynamic global network.
SHIN, Jaeun
CHOI, Seulki
MPP Chair

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Master of Development Policy

Based on the KDI's hands-on experience

on development policy of 46 years,
the Master of Development Policy (MDP)
program offers a curriculum where
students can examine various issues of CHO, Man
socio-economic development in both Associate Dean for Planning & External Affairs
theoretical and practical frameworks.
The program is specifically targeted
for international professionals, including
government officials, development Academic Goals Program Characteristics
consultants, and regional specialists
Foster global leaders capable of understanding various issues pertaining Applicable program that combines the theories and
who wish to contribute to development
to sustainable development and international development cooperation practices of development
in both theoretical and practical frameworks Sharing the KDI's hands-on experience on
Equip professionals with the capacity to formulate policies based on development policies of 46 years
The program is also focused on fostering
education in public and private management as well as global leadership Diverse student body composed of international professionals including
professionals in the field of the official
government officials, development consultants, and regional specialists
development assistance (ODA). Students
who wish to contribute to development policy-making
must take the required core courses as
well as a certain number of courses from
Sustainable Development or International
Development areas.
KIM, Dong-Young
MDP Chair

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Academic Goals
Nurture global leaders capable of successfully navigating and managing
the complexities of global, private and public sector environments
Equip professionals in the public sector with the capacity for policy
management based on education in public and private management
as well as global leadership.

Master of Public Management Program Characteristics

The main target is public workforce from government officials
and public sector workers
Interdisciplinary convergence program of public administration,
private sector management and global governance

CHO, Yoon Cheong

The MPM seeks to fulfill policy Professor
management needs in today's global
environment through an integrative
education program that covers various
facets of management and leadership
in both the public and private sectors.
The aim of the program is to nurture
professionals who can successfully
navigate and manage the complexities
of global, private and public sector
environments, make preemptive decisions
to deal with the challenges, and have the
capacity to put them into action.

CHOI, Changyong
MPM Chair

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Concentrations MPP
Finance and Macroeconomic Policy
Trade and Industry Policy
Public Finance and Social Policy
Regional Development and Environment
Sustainable Development
International Development
Public Administration and Leadership
Strategic Management
Global Governance and Political Economy
The concentration on Finance and In this era of globalization, no country can The market is an indispensable mechanism Sustainable Development is a keyword in the How can we align international economic and There is a growing demand for public administration This study area aims to equip students with As the challenges of development and public
Macroeconomic Policy aims to help students enjoy economic prosperity without engaging in for efficient resource allocation and long- Sustainable Development and Green Growth 21st century development paradigm. Leaders diplomatic policies with development? skills for managing public sector organizations, which strategic management and leadership skills policy are inexorably connected with the forces
understand the theory, the practice, and the international trade. While domestic industries term growth. The workings of the market, are keywords in the 21st century development who want to make a difference in the world Leaders in the public sector need to have an are characterized by binding missions and mandates, required for managers in the public and private of globalization, to study them requires an
policy issues in the areas of macroeconomics struggle to adjust themselves in the global however, are often accompanied by extreme discourse. Leaders in the public sector need of sustainability need to understand the answer for this important question, and this limited internal capacity, resources constraints, and sector. Strategic Management and Leadership interdisciplinary approach. This concentration
and finance. Target students include mid-career market, industrial policy can facilitate the process. poverty, externalities, information asymmetry, to understand the dynamic relations among dynamic relations among the three pillars: concentration offers theoretical knowledge and external political environments. This study area is provides students with the theoretical knowledge focuses on the reciprocity between politics and
professionals in finance ministries, central banks, This concentration aims to offer theoretical and coordination failures, thereby entrapping economic development, environmental economic development, environmental practical skills in various fields of study for the designed to improve comprehensive problem-solving and pratical skills in the field of private sector economics, investigating how political factors
financial supervisory authorities, self-regulatory knowledge and practical skills in the field of vulnerable individuals and communities at a lower protection and societal development. With this protection and social development. question. The key issues in ID are (1) global issues skills in public administration and management, management, and studies policy implications influence economic processes and vice versa.
agencies, and others who aspire to work in such international trade and industrial policy. Legal end of possible equilibria. To promote efficiency, concentration, students develop the knowledge The key issues in SD are (1) Economic such as ODA, trade, FDI, international finance, by reinforcing one's understanding of global and therein. The classes use case studies of private The concentration aims to educate mid-career
institutions. The rich list of finance courses can and institutional arrangements in the world trade equity and solidarity is a significant goal of public and skills to 1) draft regional development development issues such as economic international organizations and (2) regional issues private policy environments through case studies and corporations as well as key success factors within professionals and future public servants to
also meet the needs of students from the private will be analyzed in the context of contemporary policy in this light. On the basis of economics and projects and policies considering environmental growth, productivity, technology, such as country or area studies. The target students enhancing one's practical skills in solving real-world the theoretical framework of management. The acquire analytical skills, intellectual depth and high
consequences, 2) conduct environmental macroeconomics, project evaluation, poverty,
sector. Upon completion, students are expected issues such as FTA, FDI, international trade other social science disciplines, this concentration and labor, (2) Environmental protection are mid-career professionals in the relevant field, problems, including conflict resolution and public courses are designed to nurture experts who are public spiritedness, necessary to play a leading
to have a full understanding of two key agendas negotiations, dispute resolutions, and etc. Target explores ways to tackle these challenges through impact assessments, 3) facilitate stakeholder and others who aspire to work in public sector, sector management. able to contribute to the business development role in the increasingly global, interdependent field
participation and orchestrate environmental issues such as environmental policy,
in recent G-20 summits: global imbalance and students include mid-career professionals in taxes, government expenditures, and prudent energy, environmental dispute resolution NGOs, international organizations, and and policy making. Target students include of policy making. This study area aims to educate
international financial regulatory system. trade-related ministries and business entities regulations. Target students include mid-career dispute resolution, and 4) understand complex trade-related private sector. government policy makers, public and private mid-career professionals and future public
policymaking procedures in regional development and climate change, (3) Social development
or international organizations, as well as those professionals working in the fields of fiscal policy, and environmental management programs. issues such as education, population, gender, sector managers, and future entrepreneurs servants to acquire analytical skills, intellectual
students who aspire to work in such institutions poverty alleviation, education, healthcare, social Graduates may find positions as local or regional social capital, healthcare, human settlement, interested in this dynamic field. depth and high public spritedness. It utilizes
upon graduation. insurances, labor protection, and cultural policy. development planners and decision makers, human rights, and social changes. interdisciplinary approach and methodology to
environmental analysts in state, national, and The target students are professionals and explore the theories and policies in the area of
international agencies and NGOs, or infrastructure future leaders in public sector, private sector, global governance, politics, and economics.
development in the private sector. NGOs, and international organizations.

Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered Selected Courses Offered
Aid and Development Competition: Theory and Practice Analysis of Education Policy in Comparative Perspectives Cost-Benefit Analysis for Policy Decision Making Agriculture and Development Aid and Development Budgeting and Public Finance Change Management Democracy, Political Mobilization and Economic Development:
Capital Markets and Investment Current Trade Issues Budgeting and Public Finance Economic Analysis of Investment Operations Analysis of Education Policy in Comparative Perspectives Current Trade Issues Change Management Customer/Citizen Relationship Management and Public policy Koreas Experience
Central Banking: Monetary Policy Strategy Game Theory and Strategy Development and Labor Market Policy Environmental and Resource Economics Development and Labor Market Policy Democracy, Political Mobilization and Economic Development: Koreas Experience Digital Governance Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Cooperation in East Asia
Industrial Policy and Corporate Governance: Gender and Development Environmental Economics and Policy Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Development Cooperation in East Asia Dispute Resolution and Negotiation FDI Marketing & Promotion Foreign Policy Analysis
Financial Accounting Economic Analysis of Investment Operations
Financial Instruments and Markets Government and Business Groups in Economic Development Human Capital and Economic Development Impact Evaluation Methods Entrepreneurship and Innovation FDI Marketing & Promotion Government Public Relations Financial Accounting Globalization and National Identity
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation Industrial Policy and International Trade Regulation Human Resource Management in Government Land Policy Environmental and Resource Economics Foreign Policy Analysis Human Resource Management in Government Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation International Political Economy
International Financial Management Industrialization and Economic Development Korean Human Development Local Administration and Finance Environmental Economics and Policy Globalization and National Identity Managerial Leadership Seminar Introduction to Financial Analysis International Relations and Economic Globalization in 21st Century
Introduction to Financial Analysis Korean Economic Development Labor Economics and Public Policy Planning and Managing Development Projects Foundations of Sustainable Development Industrial Policy and Corporate Governance: Managing and Implementing Sustainable Development Marketing in the Public Sector International Relations in East Asia
Investment Management Market Economy and Government Labor Market Institutions and Practices Population and Development Human Capital and Economic Development Government and Business Groups in Economic Development Participatory Governance in Public Decision Making Negotiation for Management Middle Powers in Global Governance
Macroeconomic Policy Science and Technology Policy Market Economy and Government Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Impact Evaluation Methods Industrial Policy and International Trade Regulation Performance Management and Measurement in the Public Sector Research Design and Methodology Northeast Asian Economic Integration
Trade and Development Monitoring and Evaluation for Public Policy Development Industrialization and Economic Development International Financial Management Policy Process Analysis Strategic Management Policies for Development
International Governance for Sustainable Development
Trade and Industrial Policy in the Globalization Era Public Finance and Public Policy Real Estate Finance and Public Policy Korean Human Development Korean Economic Development Public Management for International Development State and Civil Society
Trade Law and Policy in Practice Public Policy and Inequality Triangle Regional Development and Public Policy Labor Economics and Public Policy Middle Powers in Global Governance Public Management Innovation and Reform Theory and Practice of Political Economy
Understanding Free Trade Agreements Social Development and Policy Seminar on Project Appraisal and Evaluation Cases Labor Market Institutions and Practices Northeast Asian Economic Integration Regulatory Reform and Management
Understanding the World Trading System Social Security and Welfare Policy Sustainable Development: A Systems Approach Land Policy Policies for Development Tax Policy and Administration
Welfare Economics and Social Choice Urban Economics and Public Policy Macroeconomic Policy Public Management for International Development
Welfare Service Implementation Urban Transportation Policy Managing and Implementing Sustainable Development State Fragility and Development Policy
Urbanization for Economic Development Participatory Governance in Public Decision Making The United Nations and Global Affairs
Planning and Managing Development Projects
Population and Development Thematic Issues in the United Nations
Productivity and Economic Growth Topics on Chinese Economy
Real Estate Finance and Public Policy Trade and Development
Regional Development and Public Policy Trade and Industrial Policy in the Globalization Era
Science and Technology Policy Trade Law and Policy in Practice
Seminar on Project Appraisal and Evaluation Cases Understanding Free Trade Agreements
Social Development and Policy Understanding the World Trading System
Sustainable Development and Green Growth
Sustainable Development: A Systems Approach
Urban Economics and Public Policy
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Urbanization for Economic Development

Ph.D. Programs

KDI School offers Ph.D. programs in

Public Policy and Development Policy.
The goal of the Ph.D. program is to
prepare qualified candidates and help Curriculum Tailored to Your Research Topic Required Courses
them produce cutting-edge research in KDI School encourages Ph.D. students to take the initiative in shaping their Common Requirements
their chosen field. The programs also own course of study, once they complete the required courses during the Econometrics I & Econometrics II
aim to equip students with the skills first 1~2 years. Foundations of Public Policy
they need to ascend to leadership Ph.D. Research Workshop I & II
positions in the public or private sector. Faculty Involvement
KDI School also encourages Ph.D. students to collaborate with the faculty on
research projects. Along with an emphasis on supervised research courses, Field Requirements
KDI School provides an environment where students work closely with Public Policy: Microeconomics II, Advanced Macroeconomic Policy
professors. Development Policy: Development Economics, Development Economics II
PAIK, Sung-Joon
Ph.D. Chair Expected Target Students
TABAKIS, Chrysostomos
Professor KDI School selects individuals with demonstrated potential for research.
Applicants are also expected to have a research topic firmly in hand.

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Faculty Sustainable Development and International Development

Name Education Professional Field

Economic Development /
Finance and Macroeconomic Policy

Name Education Professional Field

International Finance /

KIM, Joon-Kyung Ph.D. UC San Diego Professor KIM, Hyeon-Wook Ph.D. Columbia Univ. Professor
Finance / Money & Banking Macroeconomic Policies
Economic Development / Banking / Finance /
CHUN, Hong Tack Ph.D. Cornell Univ. Professor SOHN, Wook Ph.D. Columbia Univ. Professor
Economic Cooperation in East Asia Monetary Policy
Productivity-Growth / Investment /
KIM, Dongseok Ph.D. Stanford Univ. Professor LEE, Jinsoo Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology Professor
Input-Output Analysis International Finance
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Environmental Planning / Macroeconomics /
KIM, Dong-Young Professor CHO, Dongchul Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Professor
Technology (MIT) Public Dispute Resolution International Finance
Development Economics /
KIM, Booyuel Ph.D. Columbia Univ. Professor CHOI, Tae-Hee Ph.D. Ohio State Univ. Accounting Professor
Sustainable Development
Development Economics / International Finance /
PARK, Jin Ph.D. Univ of Pennsylvania Professor HAHM, Sang-Moon Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago Professor Trade and Industry Policy
Government Reform Monetary Policy
Macroeconomics / Macroeconomics /
YOU, Jong-ll Ph.D. Harvard Univ. Professor KANG, Moon-Soo Ph.D. Univ. of Minnesota Visiting Professor Name Education Professional Field Position
Development Policy Economic Development
Public Enterprise Reform / Finance / Industrial Organization / Competition
LIM, Wonhyuk Ph.D. Stanford Univ. Professor LEE, Young-Ki Ph.D. Boston Univ. Visiting Professor NAM, Il-Chong Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor Professor
Economic Development Economics Policy
Industrial Organization /
HAN, Baran Ph.D. Cornell Univ. Development Economics Professor CHOI, Joong-Kyung Ph.D. Univ. of Hawaii Economics Visiting Professor BAEK, Jisun Ph.D. Columbia Univ. Professor
Development Economics / International Trade / Economic
WANG, Shun Ph.D. Univ. of British Columbia Professor HWANG, Min Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley Economics Visiting Professor LEE, Siwook Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan Professor
Subjective Well-being Development
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Development Economics / Industrial Organization / Regulation &
NAM, Sang-Woo Emeritus Professor LEE, Suil Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Professor
Technology (MIT) Macroeconomics Competition Policy
YOUNG, Soogil Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins Univ. Visiting Professor Ph.D. Korea Univ. International Trade Law / WTO Professor
Economic Development Sherzod
LEE, Kye-Woo Ph.D. Michigan State Univ. Development Economics Visiting Professor Ph.D. Columbia Univ. International Trade Professor
Macroeconomic Policy / Economic
KIM, Dae ki MBA Univ. of Pennsylvania Economic Development Visiting Professor YOO, Yoon-Ha Ph.D. UC Los Angeles Emeritus Professor
Macroeconomics / International Trade / Economic
SONG, Heeyhon Ph.D. Syrachuse Univ Visiting Professor YOO, Jungho Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Visiting Professor
International Economy Development
M.A. International Institute of Public
OH, Joon M.A. Stanford Univ. International Public Policy Visiting Professor LEE, Sung-Joo Commerce Policy Visiting Professor
Administration, Paris, France
International Development / Competition Policy / Financial
LEE, Dong-Ok Ph.D. Univ. of Kentucky Visiting Professor LIM, Young-Jae Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago Adjunct Professor
Institutional Reform System
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Economic Growth & Development /
PYO, Hak Kil Ph.D. Univ. of Clark Economics Visiting Professor AHN, Sanghoon Adjunct Professor
Technology (MIT) International Economy

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Public Finance and Social Policy Regional Development and Environment Strategic Management

Name Education Professional Field Position Name Education Professional Field Position Name Education Professional Field Position
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Environmental Planning / Strategic Management
KIM, Taejong Public Finance Professor KIM, Dong-Young Professor LEE, Seung-Joo D.B.A. Harvard Univ. Professor
of Technology (MIT) Technology (MIT) Public Dispute Resolution Enterpreneurship & Innovation
Education Policy / Industrial Organization / Ph.D. Univ. of Illinois, Marketing /
PAIK, Sung-Joon Ed.D. Harvard Univ. Professor LEE, Jongyearn Ph.D. University of Michigan Professor JUNG, Kwon Professor
Technical Vocational Education and Training Applied Microeconomics Urbana-Champaign Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
Urban Economics / Marketing /
SHIN, Jaeun Ph.D. Texas A&M Univ. Health Economics Professor CHO, Man Ph.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania Professor CHO, Yoon Cheong Ph.D. Rutgers Univ. Professor
Real Estate Finance Customer Relationship Management
Labor Economics UrbanEnvironmental Planning / International Investment /
LEE, Ju-Ho Ph.D. Cornell Univ. Professor KIM, Jeong Ho Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan Visiting Professor MICHELL, Anthony Ph.D. Cambridge Univ. Visiting Professor
Science and Technology Policy Regional Planning Marketing
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Urban Planning /
YUN, Heesuk Ph.D. Columbia Univ. Fiscal and Welfare Policy Professor CHOI, Songsu Visiting Professor KIM, Ji-Hong Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley International Business Visiting Professor
Technology (MIT) Urbanization Policy
Ph.D. Univ. of North Carolina Transportation /
CHOI, Seulki Demography, Social Quality Professor KIM, Kang Soo Ph.D. Univ. of Leeds Adjunct Professor
at Chapel Hill Urban Planning
YEON, Hacheong Ph.D. City Univ. of New York Comparative Economics Visiting Professor

JEONG, Insoo Ph.D. State Univ. of New York Labor Economics Visiting Professor

KIM, Semin Ph.D Ohio State Univ. Economics Visiting Professor

Public Administration and Leadership Global Governance and Political Economy Language
Economics /
SUH, Sang-Mok Ph.D. Stanford Univ. Visiting Professor
Social Welfare Policy Name Education Professional Field Position Name Education Professional Field Position Name Education Professional Field Position
Ph.D. State Univ. of New York Public Management and Governance Political Economics M.A. London School of Economics, Public Policy and Public
KIM, Soonhee Professor PARK, Hun Joo Ph.D. UC Berkeley Professor YUN, Hai-Young Visiting Professor
at Albany Human Resources Management International Relations Univ. of London Administration
Ph.D. State Univ. of New York Economic integration
LEE, Junesoo Public Management Professor LEE, Chang Jae Ph.D. Univ. of Paris I Visiting Professor LEE, Gina M.A. Yonsei Univ English / Academic Writing Visiting Professor
at Albany Development Cooperation
Ph.D. University of Tennessee,
LEE, Taejun Public Communication Professor SONG, Daehee Ph.D. Pennsylvania State Univ. Economic Development Visiting Professor LEE, Giyoung M.A. Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies English / Academic Writing Visiting Professor
International Development / PLUMB, Christopher Ph.D. Univ. of Manchester English / Academic Writing Visiting Professor
CHOI, Changyong Ph.D. Syracuse Univ. Professor HAN, Seunghee Ph.D. Univ. of Virginia Development Policy Visiting Professor
Public Policy
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of International Relations / LIM, Lisa Ph.D. Univ. of Rochester English Education Visiting Professor
LIU, Cheol Ph.D. Indiana Univ. Fiscal Administration and Budgeting Professor KIM, Byoung-Joo Visiting Professor
Technology (MIT) Political Science
Policy Evaluation / PARK, Jung Woo M.A. Yonsei Univ. Korean Language Visiting Professor
CHOI, Daeyong Ph.D Korea Univ. Visiting Professor
Regulatory Reform
RYU, Juhyun M.A. Ewha Womans Univ Korean Language Visiting Professor

LEE, HyunJung Ph.D. Yonsei Univ Korean Language Visiting Professor

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6 1+1
Financially supported double degree programs
and student exchange programs

Designated as the GDLN Global Secretariat in July 2014

First Master of Public Policy program outside
the United States accredited by NASPAA

190 Recruiting more than 190 international students from 80 countries

Modularization of the Korean developmental experience

KDI School instills a global perspective in students to help them
develop a global mindset and the capacity to proactively respond to
flunctuations in today's international environment.

Tanzania KDI school of Public Policy and Management Premier Education Global Perspective Worldwide Network Extensive Support 31

International Exchange and Capacity Building

Career Development Programs Center
KDI Schools Capacity Building Center (CBC) offers various training programs to government officials from around the world ranging from
working-level officials to high-level decision makers. The CBC also hosts Sejong Academy Program to enhance policy capacity of government
officers and national research institute researchers. By sharing Koreas phenomenal economic development experience and disseminating its
know-how, the CBC strives to enhance the participants abilities to identify how to achieve meaningful, sustainable development from countries
committed to prompting positive change and overall development.
GMP and Exchange Program Internship Opportunities International Partnership Program
The GMP program is a 1+1 study abroad program for Korean mid-level KDI School actively provides information on internship opportunities to Research projects on transition economies and Country-specific capacity
government officials and private sector managers. The first year of study students. A large number of research institutes and public/international building workshops
is completed at KDI School while the second year is spent at a partner organizations contact KDI School to offer opportunities to our students
institution overseas. If a student chooses to be a part of a Masters program which reflects the excellent quality of our academic programs as well as its
Global Leadership Program Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Sejong Academy Program
at the partner institution, he or she will be eligible to receive dual degrees, outstanding student pool.
one from KDI School and another from the partner institution. KDI School The objective of the program is to enable participants to enhance their The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), a World Bank initiative, The program aims to enhance policy capacity of government officers and
also hosts various foreign exchange programs to help students develop an contributions towards reaching G20 development goals set forth at the is a unique partnership of over 95 affiliates in about 62 countries providing national research institute researchers by sharing main current issues and
international perspective. Exchange programs provide the opportunity to not Seoul G20 Summit in 2010. The program has been designed to drive the learning solutions for development using an educational platform featuring impactful knowledge related to 'Economic Policy', 'Administrative Reform'
only earn credits from partners schools, but also receive degrees. momentum in implementing action plans at each subsequent G20 Summit. web-based outlets and video conferencing facilities. The GDLN Korea Center and 'Global Strategy' for the sustainable development of Korea.
offers Blended Learning Programs comprised of videoconference sessions
and face-to-face training on Korea's development experience to impart
Mentoring International Knowledge Cooperation Programs
educational content on development. As the GDLN Global Secretariat, KDI
The mentoring program is intended to give students some off-the-record School acts as the GDLN network's central business to build a stronger Training Program for Indian Administrative Service(IAS) Officers:
advice from alumni whose career fits with the students area of interest. global partnership. Korea Study Tour
The Schools alumni network is a repository of professional experience and Capacity Building Program for One Belt One Road Initiative (China)
the School plays an important role, enabling students to access alumni SICA Cooperation Program International Development Cooperation Economic Development Strategy (Morocco)
members and draw from their know-how. Capacity Building Program The Civil Service Executive Development Program :
The SICA Cooperation Program aims to support the establishment of
a regional school and its affiliated institute that conduct education and Short- and long-term fellowship programs in Korea Visionary and Moral Leadership (Digital Public Sector for
Special Lecture on Career Development Job/Internship Search Support and Career News research on socio-economic development plans for SICA member countries. and other developing countries in Asia Sustainable Development)
The CBC carries out local training programs by building the capacity of International conferences for capacity building of civil society Enhancing the Capacity of Officials and Employees of the
Guest speakers are KDI School alumni members or professionals employed Job postings are posted up on online bulletin boards to help students search actors for development cooperation Office of Government and Central Agencies (Vietnam)
policy-makers and sending an advisory group to conduct local consultations
in various fields. Students are offered the opportunity to obtain detailed for jobs and internships. KDI School provides a link to career services on
in member countries.
information of the field they are preparing for and join in a network with the the School's website. Students are able to find information on employment
alumni. opportunities and internship placements updated on a daily basis.

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Development Research and Research and

Learning Network Learning Resource Center
Building upon the accomplishments of the International Development Exchange Program that supported economic policy-making in developing The Research and Learning Resource Center was launched to promote KDI School as a global leader in terms of sharing Koreas development
countries since 1982, the Development Research and Learning Network (DRLN) was launched to promote a 'knowledge partnership' between knowledge. It collects and selects information related to Koreas development experience and shares it through K-Developedia. The RLRC also
Korea and its partner countries in the developing world. aims to further disseminate knowledge through various means including the School's e-Learning Platform. Its ultimate goal is to promote
Using in-depth research on Koreas own development experience, the DRLN aims to facilitate Official Development Assistance (ODA) and knowledge partnership between Korea and its partner countries in the developing world.
the implementation of development policy with concerted efforts from partner countries and international organizations.
What originally began as an incubator of global knowledge sharing, DRLN now aims to develop its role as an active agent of change in
development policy to help disseminate development know-how, thereby bridging the knowledge gap in the global community.

Modularization of Koreas Development Experience (2010-2016) International Research Partnership KDI School-World Bank Joint Impact Evaluation Research K-Developedia (kdevelopedia.org) e-Learning Contents and Platform
Modularization of Koreas development experience aims to document, International research collaboration on topics of mutual and global concern I3QUiP(Impact of Incentives and Information on Quality and Utilization K-Developedia is a comprehensive repository of Koreas development The e-Learning Team is dedicated to creating education-related e-Learning
analyze and evaluate Koreas development experiences for practical and flexible knowledge-sharing activities in Primary Care) in the Philippines experience, launched by KDI School of Public Policy and Management contents not only for the KDI School students, but also for the general
Impact Evaluation of the Yunnan Early Childhood Development Project in 2012. It includes last 70 years of Koreas development experiences public including those working in the development sector worldwide.
in China on various socio-economic issues and outcomes of Official Development The e-Learning contents cover numerous subjects including the Korean
Assistance (ODA) carried out since 1982 with developing countries. development experience and other development and policy issues, with the
Science of Delivery (SoD) Case Study on Korea Knowledge Partnership Program KDI School-KOICA Joint Impact Evaluation Research The database contains more than 37,000 full-text contents, and provides ultimate goal of offering a ubiquitous learning environment by maximizing the
Koreas Development Experiences with the World Bank Group free links to documents on Koreas development. It aims to provide open advantages of an online learning platform. Various lecture and programs held
Impact Evaluation on rural development project in Myanmar
access to resources on Koreas development experience in an effort to be at KDI School are made into e-Learning contents using latest e-Learning
Delivery Case Studies based on the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) Joint knowledge sharing program with the World Bank Group for better Impact Evaluation on rural development project in Cambodia
recognized as a complete research and knowledge repository. K-Developedia techniques and are delivered to its intended audience through the KDI
Modularization, which illustrates how Korea has addressed a number of dissemination of Koreas experience and policy lessons with the global
targets decision makers in developing countries and researchers in School's online learning management system and other open platforms.
development challenges through innovative solutions with highlighting community Korea Economic Development Empirical Study Series the development field based on the motto of sharing knowledge for
the challenges faced and the solutions applied to share implementation
Cliometric study series to focus on Koreas development experiences shared growth of developing countries. The website has five categories-
experiences in Korea with international society
Development Overview, Themes, Resources, KSP and Statistics.

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1,670 1,670 international alumni members

Education for international students affiliated with key
ministries in 127 countries
% More than 50% of the student body
consists of international student
Domestic student body with diverse affiliations

34 2 9%
(public officials 47%, public corporations 34%, private corporations 8%,

college graduates 9%, NGO/IGO 2%)

Worldwide Most extensive international partnership network among

graduate-level schools in Korea

KDI School has an extensive global network with world class partner institutions.
KDI School also has diverse alumni network all over the world.
Both platforms are crucial in training the next generation of global leaders.

HERRADOR ROMALDO, Gabriela Alejandra

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Student &
Alumni Profile
KDI School is home to a vast student and alumni network that stretches all over the world. Students come from a variety of backgrounds
including Korean alumni members in government ministries, public organizations, private corporations, the finance sector, media corporations,
and NGOs. The network is equally diverse for foreign alumni counterparts with current and former students from key government ministry
officials in 127 countries. Such an extensive network creates synergy and helps KDI School and its students build a truly diverse support
structure that provides mutual support in various fields.

Diverse Alumni Composition International Alumni Categorized by Nationality (1998~2016)

Composing global alumni network with 1,670 foreign alumni
Country Total Country Total Country Total Country Total Country Total Country Total
(from 127 countries) in Masters degree since the establishment of the school
Algeria 12 Rwanda 11 Ecuador 10 Pakistan 50 East Timor 5 Belgium 1
Function as key human resources for building relationship with developing
Botswana 1 Senegal 2 El Salvador 13 Sri Lanka 22 Indonesia 72 France 1
countries through forming network with core government officers and
Burundi 4 Sierra Leone 2 Grenada 4 Armenia 5 Laos 31 Georgia 7
supporting overseas expansion of domestic companies
Cameroon 13 Somalia 2 Guatemala 15 Azerbaijan 9 Malaysia 17 Greece 2
Congo 1 South Africa 6 Guyana 1 Kazakhstan 43 Myanmar 55 Italy 1
Congo, Democratic Republic 4 South Sudan 1 Haiti 1 Kyrgyzstan 23 Philippines 35 Lithuania 8
Cote d'Ivoire 9 Sudan 7 Honduras 9 Mongolia 49 Singapore 1 Moldova 3
[2016 Admitted Student Profile]
Egypt 21 Tanzania 30 Jamaica 4 Tajikistan 5 Taiwan 1 Netherlands 1
Eritrea 7 Tunisia 5 Mexico 13 Turkmenistan 6 Thailand 22 Russia 21
Europe Oceania
Oceania College Gradute ~25 Europe

Ethiopia 62 Uganda 16 Nicaragua 5 Uzbekistan 65 Vietnam 84 Sweden 1
America 4% 1% 9% 40~
10% America Gambia 8 Zambia 8 Panama 3 China 88 Albania 1 Ukraine 6

14% Private corp

22% 11% Ghana
Antigua and Barbuda
United Kingdom
Korean International 18% Professional
26~30 International Lesotho 1 Argentina 1 St. Lucia 2 Iran 12 Croatia 1 Fiji 8

Students Region of Origin
(2016 Int'l Students)

51% Affiliation
2016 Student Age
26% Africa
Distribution Asia
Czech Republic
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
(2016 Int'l Students) Government
Africa Public
7% 16% 22% (1998~2016)
59% Malawi 24 Bolivia 4 Canada 14 Jordan 1 Poland 2 Solomon Islands 3

30% 66% Mali

9 United States of America
3 Bhutan
TOTAL 1,677
31~35 Mozambique 3 Colombia 16 India 21 Yemen 7 Serbia and Montenegro 5
(127 Countries)
26% Namibia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic

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Overseas partner universities and organizations

Nation Institution Nation Institution

Brandeis University Bangladesh BRAC University

Institutions Cornell University

Duke University
Georgetown University
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
Escola de Administracao Fazendaria (ESAF)
Jonkoping University
Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) Spain Escuela de Administracion de Empresas de Barcelona (EAE)
To help KDI School Students respond more effectively against the Hult International Business School (Boston) Singapore National University of Singapore (NUS)
ever-evolving global environment, KDI School holds the largest Indiana University Ethiopia Ethiopian Civil Service University
partnership pool among standalone graduate schools in Korea, Michigan State University (MSU) Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)
with a total 58 institutes from 26 different countries across the New York University (NYU) University of Leeds
world. United
Pardee Rand Graduate School University of Sussex
Rutgers University (State University of New Jersey) University of Birmingham
USA Saint Louis University (SLU) University of Nottingham
Syracuse University Egypt American University in Cairo
University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) Italy SDA Bocconi School of Management
University of California at Berkeley Japan National Graduate Institute for Public Studies (GRIPS)
University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Chinese Academy of Governance
University of Chicago China Fudan University
University of Colorado at Denver Tsinghua University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chile Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
University of Kentucky (UK) Academy of Public Administration
University of Missouri-Columbia Nazarbayev University
University of Southern California (USC) Canada University of British Columbia (UBC)
University of Washington Kyrgystan Academy of Public Administration
Partnership Organizations Partner Schools Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala Thailand Thammasat University
Netherlands Erasmus University Rotterdam Institut Superieur du Commerce (ISC)
Germany Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Handelshochschule France Institut Suprerieur de Commerce International de Dunkerque (ISCID)
Mexico Fundacion Universidad de las Americas, Puebla ESSEC Business School
Myanmar Yangon University of Economics Australian National University (ANU)
Malaysia University of Malaya University of Sydney
58 Institutions / 26 countries

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KDI School of Public Policy and Management established

46 years
100 %
Sharing intellectual know-how accrued
at KDI over the past 46 years

100% of the student body receiving scholarships

hours Extensive
Student study rooms and library reading rooms open 24/7

The most valuable asset to a school is none other than its
students. Using cutting-edge facilities and equipments for
academic/research activities as well as an extensive range
of scholarships, KDI School ensures the best possible
environment not only for learning but also for everyday life.

BOUMAIZ, Youssef
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KDI School in Campus Life

Sejong City & Information
Located in the heart of Sejong Multifunctional Administrative City, KDI Schools campus offers world-class Campus with consolidated researcheducational facility Library Archives
education in the field of development and public policy. It takes full advantage of its geographical proximity The Library provides comprehensive The school's archives preserve
to central government agencies and national research institutes. The campus is located in Sejong Special Autonomous City, a multifunctional administrative city where central government agencies and national research institutes
resources specialized in business, all school publications, records,
The campus offers optimum educational environment by providing students with up-to-date research are concentrated. As the educational arm of the Korea Development Institute, the #1 think-tank in Asia, KDI School offers premier educational opportunities. The
economics and policy for research. visual records, donations, and
and educational facilities, as well as a newly-built dormitory. students will have access to the intellectual know-how of the KDI, accumulated over the last 46 years, as well as benefit from the studies of world-class researchers
The library is also affiliated with memorabilia. It encourages
by directly communicating with them.
the KDI Library, which enriches the students to use these resources
resources available to students. on the archives website whenever
01 Additionally, students can access they need to.
05 information conveniently using the
digital library featuring an integrated Computer Lab
03 02 The computer lab is open to
search function.
students 24 hours a day. It provides
Key Institutions in Sejong City Student Chambers high-performance computers,
Government Institutions Student chambers are open 24 printers, scanners and high-speed
Prime Ministers Office, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Fair Trade Commission, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and hours a day. Each chamber includes internet access.
Transport, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of Education, Ministry of a desk and locker so that students
04 may use their study spaces Other Facilities
Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Ministry of Employment KDI School
according to their needs. The student lounge is equipped
and Labor, Ministry of patriots & Veterans Affairs, Ministry of Government Legislation, National Tax Service, National
with a TV, a VCR, and computers.
Emergency Management Agency, Ministry of Personnel Management
Dormitories Diverse sports facilities are offered
The Dormitories are located in the on campus (gym, soccer field,
National Research Institutes
campus, providing students with an basketball court, ping-pong room,
Korea Research Institute For Human Settlements, Korea Development Institute, Korea Institute of Public Finance, National Ultra-modern facilities Geographical convenience Environment-friendly campus environment-friendly home all year tennis court, shower rooms, etc).
Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Korea The campus is an ideal educational environment for The campus is located within easy access to the It will be an excellent opportunity for students to round. Each room comes with beds, VOBISCUM is at once a cafe and a
Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training, Korea Labor Institute, Korea Institute for International Economic full-time students by providing them with a brand rest of South Korea. It takes 2 hours from Seoul, 3 take a break away from the bustle of a city for a desks, closets, beddings and toilet vocational rehabilitation business
Policy, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade, The Korea Transport Institute, National Youth Policy Institute, new dormitory, as well as student labs and learning hours from Busan, 2 hours from Gwangju to reach year and solely focus on their studies. (shower rooms). Other facilities for critically disabled people by
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea Environment Institute, Korea Research Council of Fundamental facilities optimized for research and education. the campus. Osong station is the nearest KTX including laundry rooms, lounges, Ministry of Health and Welfare
Science & Technology, Korea Research Council for Industrial Science & Technology station to KDI School, and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) and the kitchen are communal and and Korea Disabled People's
01 I Government Complex 02 I Sejong Lake Park 03 I The National Library of Korea, Sejong 04 I Sejong City Hall 05 I The Presidential Archives
runs between Osong Station and KDI School. shared among the residents. Development Institute.

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Club Activity
The purpose of the KDI School Clubs is to provide students an opportunity
to affiliate with other students through various activities. The Student
Clubs are open to not only club members but all school members who are
interested. Students are encouraged to join a club to enrich their experience
at KDI School.

Cultural Events & Site Visits Korea Field Research and Study Home Visiting Program Song and Dance Festival
To promote international students understanding of Korean culture and During the summer vacation, international students are offered opportunities To provide an opportunity for international students to enhance friendship Song and Dance Festival is one of the special occasions to promote and
society, KDI School offers diverse cultural events such as the visit to the to visit key historic and cultural sites, as well as Korea's leading industrial and networking in the Korean community, KDI School matches international celebrate the diversity of the KDIS community. The festival helps students
National Assembly of South Korea, Gyeongbok Royal Palace, Korean Folk companies such as POSCO, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and a local students with Korean host families. Hosts may either choose to invite socialize more as well as make another fond memory at KDI School. The
Village Tour, The 3rd Tunnel Tour, local festivals, etc. government. international students to their homes or arrange a family outing with them. contest is open to everyone and the participants may choose to sing,
dance, play an instrument and more.

Buddy Program International Food Festival

KDI School offers the Buddy Program to promote interaction and friendship The International Food Festival is a special occasion to celebrate diversity
between international students and Korean students. The program matches among students. Most international students prepare distinct native dishes
international students and Korean students on a one-to-one basis. of their home country for all of the KDI School family to enjoy. It provides a
Through this exchange, KDI School hopes to allow international students platform for the international student groups to present their unique customs
an opportunity not only to receive guidance and support in adjusting to the and culture.
Korean community but also to make global friends.

Student Forum Sports Day

To foster a liberal research environment and to maximize the human Sports Day is a time for all students and faculty to step away from the
resources, KDI School has been promoting the student forums. It is a classrooms and onto the athletic field for fellowship, friendship, and
student-driven gathering for academic research. It is also to foster a better community building.
student interactions, and to build more network inside the school.

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My KDI School
Sayuri Bayona Ambachew Mekonnen
Peru / Ethiopia /
Trade officer, Minister of Construction,
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of Construction

Experience While I was in Korea, learning was not limited to lectures and reading materials. I found that the genuine learning experience My stay in Korea during the academic year 1999-2000, was a wonderful

Alumni Recollection
was also brought by different perspectives of my classmates. The cultural diversity at the KDI School was without comparison. experience. It changed the way I look at things, and has also inspired me to
Friends from Thailand, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and particularly Korea formed an integral part work harder under the Korean spirit of We can do it. I have been talking
of my every day interactions. Upon returning to Peru, I applied for an opening at MINCETUR, where they were looking to a lot about the miraculous economic performances of South East Asia
hire a specialist in bilateral affairs with Asia-Pacific countries. The Ministry was beginning Free Trade Agreement (FTA) particularly that of Korea and how there has been a rapid economic growth
negotiations with China, had launched a Joint Feasibility Study for FTA between Peru and Korea, and had Japan on its mind coupled with a decline in income inequality. Even during my PHD study
for future trade negotiations. The in-depth experience garnered at the KDI School regarding the Korean and Asian economies in the UK, half of my thesis was about the best experiences that 11 East
enabled me to attain the post I so much desired. While I played only a small role in the negotiations with China in 2008, I Asian countries including Korea had at the core of the bench-marking bloc.
This shows just how my mind is persistently influenced by the inspiration
was appointed as General Coordinator for the Peru-Korea FTA negotiations in 2009, working side-by-side with Perus Chief
at the KDI School. Hence, undoubtedly, one of the main contributing factors
Negotiator. My familiarity with the Korean economy helped me understand Koreas position at the negotiating table, and
towards my career evolution as an economist and succeeding politician are
allowed me to come up with suggestions compatible with both parties interests and concerns
the inspirational lessons I received from the KDI School. While our country is
striving to follow the Korean model of development, amongst my colleagues, I
was also identified as a man that talked a lot about the decencies, diligence,
thriftiness, and hierarchical loyalty of Koreans with mutual respect and an
overall peaceful mindset.

Tomas Antonio Guardia Marliana Yanti Zoltan Pozsar William Andrey Rodriguez Khalilullah Totakhail Ahmad Mukhtar
Panama / Indonesia / Hungary / Costa Rica / Afghanistan / Pakistan /
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Section of Vehicle International Monetary Fund, Associate Administrative Officer United Nations Operations Manager, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of
Ambassador of panama Periodical Inspection Facilities, Washington, D.C. Economic Commission for Latin America and the UNICEF Country Office Pakistan to the WTO, Geneva, Switzerland
Ministry of Transportation Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL)

Since the completion of the coursework for the MPP at KDI School in I work for the central government whose primary tasks are formulating policy, As I remember my time at the KDI School, I owe deep gratitude to the When I look back in time, I realize how fortunate I was to pursue my Masters The education at KDI School has been highly rewarding both in my The most prominent impact the KDI School had on my professional life was
December 2014 and reincorporating back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs providing guidance and guidelines related to land transportation for local wonderful group of professors. Their help was instrumental in landing a degree at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. While I was able professional and personal lives. The success stories and achievements made by an exposure to the international Trade and WTO issues. The lessons
(MOFA) of Panama from this official leave for studies, many opportunities governments. What I have learnt from KDI School has helped me enrich my position as a macro analyst in the U.S. upon my graduation in 2002. When I to enjoy the most amazing, eye-opening cultural experience of my life, the I have after graduation from KDI School are several. I got the promotion I took from the KDI School went beyond the material in books. Professors
opened up for me at MOFA, taking into account the academic experience in understanding and my point of view into a certain problem and understand joined the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2008 School offered me the possibility to explore and learn from many areas of from Human Resources Deputy Team Leader post with United Nations individual interest in every student guided us throughout the semester. The
such prestigious institute of South Korea. I must underline that the problem solving not only from technical aspect but also from to head up the analysis of securitization and wholesale funding markets for knowledge through a careful selection of courses, a proficient faculty that Development Program (UNDP) to Operations Manager with United Nations real urge to embark upon my present career was actually triggered by their
KDI School experience of meeting and sharing with such a diverse student a social aspect and economical aspect. This became a great asset for me in the Bank, I often thought how lucky I was to have learned about balance encouraged student participation and an outstanding learning environment Childrens Fund (UNICEF) that is a three level higher post in UN common lectures and advice. At present I am an established professional in the field
body has been especially helpful to my experience as Ambassador in Egypt. I completing a given task related to formulating policies. KDI School sheet dynamics in accounting, finance and macroeconomics at the KDI with excellent infrastructure and fully supportive administrative staff. system in Afghanistan, and this was only possible for me to secure after and I always try to keep in context what I learned at the KDI School: not just
very much thank KDI School for having awarded me the G20 Global Leaders also helped me broaden my knowledge about the outside world. School. Lessons I took from the professors approach about balance sheets The diverse environment fostered at the School made the experience I pursued my master studies with KDI School. I have no doubt that my professional knowledge on the subject but more importantly how the KDI
Fellowship that has not only enlightened me personally but also enriched my were crucial to map and document the shadow banking system for the Bank. even more enriching because it provided the opportunity to listen to successes and achievements I enjoyed after my graduation from School encouraged me to fly to the highest point in my career.
professional experience and advanced my career at the Ministry of Foreign With this background, I moved to International Monetary Fund in 2011 as a varied perspectives from students of many nationalities and fields of work. KDI School were significantly owed to the fact that I developed my
Affairs of Panama. visiting scholar analyzing the shadow banking system. Ultimately, KDI School has presented me with the necessary tools to face competencies and attainment of my master studies at KDI School.
challenging situations at my work, which have been a significant element in
my career progression. I am truly thankful to KDI School for all the positive
impact it had on my life.
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Scholarship Global Ambassador Scholarship The Korea-LAC Scholarship Program (KLSP)

Admissions for Required Documents

Opportunities Benefits: full tuition and monthly stipend for most recipients
Eligibility: all overseas candidates are welcome to apply
Offering period: spring and fall admissions
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: government officials from Latin America and Caribbean region
Offering period: fall admissions
* The KDI School nominates IDB Scholars from among the applicants
International Students Submission of online application (http://admissions.kdischool.ac.kr/) and
required documents must be completed by deadline.

No. Documents Master Ph.D.

recommended by the IDB.
1 Online Application Submission required required
Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship 2 Statement of Purpose (must use the official form) required required
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend*, and round-trip airfare POSCO Fellowship 3 Official transcript from undergraduate institution(s) required required
Eligibility: division head-level or minimum 6 years of working experience Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare 4 Certified Diploma from undergraduate institution(s) required required
International Applicants Qualification
in the public sector Eligibility: government officials from Asia 5 Official transcript from graduate institution(s) If applicable required
Offering period: spring and fall admissions Offering period: fall admissions
2018 Admissions Applicants who are Korean origins must meet 6 Certified Diploma from graduate institution(s) If applicable required

Open House
*Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship offers a relatively higher monthly stipend * The KDI School nominates POSCO Asia Scholars from among the eligible one of the following:
7 Recommendations Two Three
applicants. 1. A foreign national whose parents also have foreign nationals
8 Two Photos (3cm X 4cm) or Photo File Upload required required
2. An applicants who has completed at least 16 years of education
(elementary, middle, high school, and undergraduate) in a foreign country 9 Copy of Passport required required
KOGAS Global Fellowship 10 TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or TEPS score report * strongly recommended required
NIIED GKS-KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program) Admission Requirements 11 Employment Verification** If applicable If applicable
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
For Master's program: a bachelor's or an equivalent degree 12 Dissertation Research Proposal optional required
Eligibility: candidates from countries designated by NIIED Eligibility: candidates from China, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, Mexico, Mongolia, Date : September 23rd, 2017 For Ph.D. program: a master's or an equivalent degree 13 Writing Sample in English optional optional
Offering period: fall admissions Mozambique, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand, and Uzbekistan
Offering period: fall admissions Time : 10:30am ~ 12:00pm Ability to take classes in English 14 GRE score report optional optional
* KOGAS nominates potential candidates to KDI School. Venue: KDI School Eligibility requirements for scholarship (if applicable) 15 Video Essay optional optional
Work experience preferred (particularly in public sector)
* The Open House for 2018 Admissions will be broadcasted live from KDI School.
KOICA-MDI Scholarship (for Ph. D.) Procedure * Candidates who received their bachelors or higher degree from an English-
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare IBK Scholarship speaking country may submit a certified copy of certificate of medium of
Submission Submission instruction issued by their university instead.
Eligibility: Myanmar citizens who hold a master's degree in economics Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare Doucment Final
Contact Us of Online of Required Interview ** Applicants of Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship must submit
or related fields Eligibility: Government officials recommended by IBK (Industrial Bank of Korea) Review Selection
Application Documents Employment Verification to prove their eligibility.
Conditions: work for MDI for at least 3 years after graduation Offering period: fall admissions
Offering period: spring and fall admissions * IBK nominates potential candidates to KDI School. Admissions Office (Eligibility: Applicants must be currently employed in the public sector (1) as a
division head-level official or (2) with minimum 6 years of working experience
E- mail: internationaladmissions@kdis.ac.kr Application Schedule* in the public sector)
Tel: +82-44-550-1281/ 1220
2018 Spring Admissions 2018 Fall Admissions
FSS-KFB-KDIS Scholarship Colombo Plan Scholarship Fax: +82-44-550-1223 Procedures
(Full-time Masters, Part-time Masters, Ph.D. Programs) (Full-time Masters Only)
Important Notice
Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare Benefits: full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare Admissions Website: admissions.kdischool.ac.kr Application Deadline Late Oct, 2017 Late May, 2018 Applicants should follow instructions provided in application guideline which
Eligibility: government finance officers (banking sector only) from Eligibility: government officials from 20 Colombo-Plan member countries Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KDISofficial Final Result Notification Early December, 2017 Early July, 2018
can be downloaded from admissions website <http://admissions.kdischool.
Asian countries Offering period: spring admissions ac.kr/> during admissions period. Online application and required documents
Offering period: spring admissions * The KDI School nominates Colombo Plan Scholars from among the Semester Start Early February, 2018 Early September, 2018 must be submitted by deadline.
applicants recommended by the Colombo Plan. * The schedule is subject to change. Submitted documents will not be returned.
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