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Department of International Urban Development Program

The Department of International Urban Development Program runs three Masters Degree programs for public officials from developing countries.

As part of the Seoul ODA programs, the public officials from the sister cities of Seoul and partner countries designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are invited to join the Master of Urban Administration and Planning (MUAP).

As part of the KOICA ODA programs, the government officials from KOICA’s partner countries are invited to participate in the program for Master of Urban and Regional Development (MURD) devised to offer, among others, first-hand knowledge to strengthen participants' understanding on Korea’s development experiences.

As part of the ODA proejct of Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), government officials from KEITI’s partner countries are invited to join the program for Master of Sustainability and Environmental Policy (Master’s degree offered by MGLEP) which is expected to provide knowledge and experiences in the field of environmental policies and sustainable development.

Master of Urban Administration and Planning (Click Here for Curriculum)

Goals of Education

Training mid-career public officials who specialize in city planning and urban administration by focusing on the Seoul’s successful development cases and experiences

Offering overseas students the opportunities to learn the Koran culture and language enhancing student’s experiences and understanding of Korea

Developing a basis for collaborative relations between Seoul and its sister cities

The student body

20 public officials from sister cities of Seoul and partner countries designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

With a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university equivalent to the four-year Korean Bachelor’s degree as required

Period of Education

25 Months (4 Semesters)

Master of Urban and Regional Development (Click Here for Curriculum)

Goals of Education

To provide theoretical as well as practical education, field visits and internship opportunities that enable government officials from KOICA’s partner countries to formulate a long-term national comprehensive plan for territory development

To develop participants’ faculty of embracing a wide range of urban and regional development plans as well as projects that encompass infrastructure planning, material procurement and construction

To enhance participants’ breadth of knowledge and experiences in the field of urban and regional development including master planning, land use planning, real estate and housing development, urban redevelopment, new town development, etc.

To strengthen participants' understanding on Korea’s development experiences and enable participants to contribute to the benefit of the sustainable development of their respective countries with the knowledge acquired in Korea

To provide participants a platform to create and cement cooperative relationships and personal networks with scholars, professionals, and government officials from Korea and other countries

The student body

20 national government officials from KOICA’s partner countries

With a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university equivalent to the four-year Korean Bachelor’s degree as required

Period of Education

16 Months (3 Semesters)

Master of Sustainability and Environmental Policy (Master’s degree offered by MGLEP) (Click Here for Curriculum)

SUD (Sustainable Development and Planning)

EPM (Environmental Policy and Management)
※ This program offers two concentration tracks as above.

Goals of Education

To provide future leaders of our partner countries with an opportunity to study environmental policy and related fields at a prestigious Korean university

To enhance program participants’ knowledge and experiences in the field of environmental policy and sustainable development

To improve program participants’ capacity to develop and manage public policies for sustainable development

To provide program participants with the opportunities to develop cooperative relationships and personal networks with scholars, professionals, and government officials from Korea and other countries.

The student body

- 15 government officials from KEITI*’s partner countries Korea
* KEITI : Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute

With a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university equivalent to the four-year Korean Bachelor’s degree as required

Period of Education

24 Months (4 Semesters)