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Program Title

  •   Sejong National Strategy Education Program

Target Group

  • - Senior officials from various government agencies
  • - Board members of the government invested organizations and private sector businesses

Date and Venue

  • - Duration: February-December (Yearly)
  • - Venue: The Sejong Institute

Objectives

  • ① Seek national strategy in the 21st century
  • ② Develop policy management skills and enhance national competitiveness
  • ③ Understand pending issues and seek solutions
  • ④ Understand the rapidly changing international order and national strategies of the neighboring countries

Course Outline

  • ① Lecture
  • ② Special Lecture
  • ③ Presentation
  • ④ Discussion and Seminar
  • ⑤ Language Training (English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ⑥ Information Training
  • ⑦ Research Paper (Report) Writing
  • ⑧ In-Country Educational Program
  • ⑨ Overseas Educational Program
  • ⑩ Conferences
  • ⑪ Athletic, Club and Volunteering Activities

Curriculum and Contents

  • - Main Theme: National Strategy
  • - Curriculum:
  • National Strategy
  • Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula
  • Inter-Korean Relations
  • International Trade
  • National Economic Development
  • Economic Improvement in Private Sector
  • Resolution and Balancing Measures for Social Conflicts
  • Science and Culture in the 21st Century
  • Policy Cases of Leading Countries

Faculty

  • - Lecture/Seminar: Experts from in and outside of the Sejong Institute
  • - Special Lecture: Eminent figures from various circles

Others

  • - Research facility provided
  • - Full access to the Sejong library and other amenities
  • - Full access to the Sejong language and computer facilities

Curriculum & Contents

Topic Content
National Strategy
  • ROK's National Strategy in the 21st Century
  • Rapidly Changing International Order and National Strategies of the Neighboring Countries
Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula
  • Globalization and Democracy
  • Multilateral Security Cooperation
Inter-Korean Affairs
  • The Current State of North Korea's Nuclear Program and its Prospects
  • Changes in North Korea's Economic System
International Trade
  • International Trade System
  • Foreign Trade Environment and Changes in Trade Policy
National Economic Development
  • The Current State and Issues of ROK's Economy
  • Improvement Plan for ROK's Financial System
Economic Improvement in Private Sector
  • Roles of Enterprises in Enhancing National Competitiveness
  • Corporate Governance of ROK Enterprises
Balanced Social Development
  • ROK's Step towards Welfare State
  • Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Protection
Administration Improvement
  • Performance Management and Organizational Innovation
  • Eradication of Corruption among Public Officials
Labor Welfare
  • Labor Welfare Model
  • Economic Polarization: Issues and Solutions
Policy Case
  • Cases of the U.S., China, Japan, Russia, EU, Great Britain, France, German, Netherlands, Italy, etc.
Science and Challenges
  • Understanding the Universe
  • Understanding Life Science
Culture and Refinement
  • Sports for All, Culture Class, etc.
Discussion and Seminar
  • Topics Vary
Educational Tour
  • Visits to: Defense Industry, Industrial Complex, Historical Sites, National Enterprises in Conflict Regions, etc
Trainee Presentation
  • Topics Vary

* For more information, please contact the Education and Training Division (031-750-7672, 7674)

Program Title

ASEAN Young Leaders Program

Duration

Duration: August - December (Yearly)

Venue: Center for Global Leadership, the Sejong Institute

Participants

20 participants from ASEAN countries

Objectives

1) Implementing one of three principles of Korea’s New Southern Policy “People” and building systematic, sustainable networking platform
2) Establishing platform for information exchange cooperation between ASEAN economies and Korea’s industry
financial institutions
3) Supporting ASEAN countries on developing their economies by providing educational training program for outstanding participants from economy and finance sector

Course Topic


1) Learning about Korea
- Korean history, politics, foreign affairs
- South-North relationship and unification
- Korean economy and finance
- Korean culture: K-wave


2) International Cooperation
- International relations
- International law and international organization
- ASEAN and regional development

3) Economy and Trade
- Economy and business theory (general)
- International economy and trade
- Data economy and industry
- Organization management and leadership
- Self-development

4) Finance
- Finance theory (general)
- Financial tools
- Financial cooperation
- New financial trends

Curriculum


1) Regular Lecture and Distinguished Lecture

2) Discussion

3) Workshop and Seminar

4) Institution Visits and Field Trip

5) Projects (Action Plan)

6) Networking

7) Presentation

Title

Sejong Academy for Young Leaders

Objectives

  • - To cultivate young leaders of the next generation in the areas of diplomacy, security, and national unification
  • - To expand and establish network of linkages with other institutions

General Information

How to Apply: Sejong Website, University Departments

Biannual Course :

A. March - June 
B. August - November

Applicants: Approx. 20 Participants (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Application Period :

A. Mid-February
B. Mid-July


  • How to Apply: Sejong Website, University Departments

Course Curriculum

A. Lecture Themes

  • Republic of Korea in the 21st Century
  • Major Powers: China, Japan, Russia, and the United States
  • Implications of Northeast Asian Order
  • Security Situation of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia
  • Inter-Korean Relations
  • Unification of the Korean Peninsula
  • ROK’s Diplomacy, Security, and Unification and its Strategy (Discussion)

B. Field Trips

 Since 2014, the Sejong Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been inviting theses on Korea-Japan-China trilateral cooperation and the situation in Northeast Asia in order to promote interest of undergraduate and graduate students in trilateral cooperation and gather fresh ideas on the development of trilateral cooperation.

 

General Information

  • -Topic: Any topic related to Korea-Japan-China trilateral cooperation and development
  • - Applicants are encouraged to include policy recommendations for trilateral cooperation with an aim to focus on the improvement of trilateral cooperation even if the thesis discusses the general situation in Northeast Asia.
  • - Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students with any nationality
      (individual or group of 4 or less; overseas students may participate through video presentation)

How to Apply

  • - Application deadlines and guidelines will be published on website
  • - Language: Korean, English 
  • - Inquiry: public@sejong.org

Screening and Awarding

  • - Preliminary Screening (Written): Applicants whose theses are selected (00 entries) will be individually informed of the screening result.
  • - The selected applicants are invited to the thesis presentation event and the exchange program.
  • - Final Screening (Presentation) and Award Ceremony: Awards are given to excellent theses after the final screening, which involves presentation. Minister of Foreign Affairs Awards and Prize will be given to awardees.
  • - Awards: Grand Award (1 Team, Prize of 3,000,000 KRW), Excellence Award (2 Teams, Prize of 2,000,000 KRW), Encouragement Award (3 Teams, Prize of 1,000,000 KRW).


* For more information, please contact Research Planning Division of the Sejong Institute by 031-750-7616 or public@sejong.org.
 

The First Thesis Competition (Songdo, Incheon)



The Second Thesis Competition (Yangjae, Seoul)


 

The Third Thesis Competition (Yangjae, Seoul)


 

The Fourth Thesis Competition (The Sejong Institute, Seongnam)


 

The Fifth Thesis Competition (The Sejong Institute, Seongnam)