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Dean's Message

Welcome to PSPS

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has achieved the most astonishing economic development among the countries that gained independence in the postwar era. Korea was transformed from one of the poorest to one of the most affluent countries; and from a recipient of international aid to an aid donor country within a short span of fifty years. To date, no other country compares to Koreas incredible economic achievement.

The Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul (PSPS) was established to share Korea's experiences in respect to her socio-economic development with the rest of the world and thus contribute to the development of poorer countries and to the mutual prosperity of mankind.

In order to achieve this goal, the PSPS invites promising young students and leaders from developing countries with the aim of educating them about the state philosophy and leadership of President Park Chung Hee, the public policies and programs that Korea initiated and implemented during the development era in the 1960s and 1970s; including forestation programs and the strategy and experience of Saemaul Undong as well as the traditional community development theories and practices. It also aims to produce competent experts in the field of 'International Development Cooperation' and 'Environmental Management and Policy'.

KIM Ki Su, Ph.D.
Dean, Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul
Professor of Saemaul Studies
Professor of Management Information Systems

The PSPS offers master's degree programs in five different majors: Saemaul Undong and Community Development, International Development Cooperation, Public Policy and Leadership, Forest Resources and Ecological Restoration, and Environmental Management and Policy. The degree programs can be completed within a period of one and a half years. We currently have students from over 50 different countries and more than 95 percent of the students are foreign nationals. The cultural and ethnic diversity of the student body is one of the greatest strengths of the PSPS as it provides a rich environment for the students to nurture creative and innovative thinking and to develop a sense of a harmonious and inclusive global community.

PSPS provides a conducive environment to develop students into prospective global leaders who will hold key roles in reducing extreme poverty in their respective countries and even working together with other countries in order to contribute to the betterment of the world. We eagerly look forward to welcoming these future leaders to PSPS.

Warm regards,