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History and Overview

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The UNKS, established in March of 1998, was the first graduate school to specialize in North Korean studies in South Korea. The UNKS has its foundations on the dynamic research and experience of the IFES(Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam Univ).

History

History of UNKS
2019.06North Korea Digital Data Center signs MOU with Center for North and South Korea Studies of Yanbian University, China.
2018.09Inauguration of the 7th President Ho Young Ahn.
Educational Research Agreement signed with University of Hamburg Asia-Africa Institute.
2018.03Educational Research Agreement signed with Simyeon Institute for North Korean Studies and Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University.
2017.10Academic Exchange Agreement signed with Simyeon Institute for North Korean Studies and Japan's Rikkyo University.
2017.03Inauguration of the 6th President Min Soon Song.
2016.04Memorandum of Understanding signed with IPMA Korea for Project Management development.
2016.03Restructuring of the Institute for the Study of North Korean Life into Simyeon Institute for North Korean Studies.
Restructuring of the Korean National Community Leader Program into Leaders Program for Unification Future
2015.05Exchange Student Agreement is signed with Yanbian University International Graduate School.
2015.03Inauguration of the 5th President Min Soon Song.
2014.05Signed an education and research agreement with the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies of China University of Political Science and Law.
2014.05Signed an education and research agreement with Free University of Berlin, Institute for Korean Studies.
2012.03Inauguration of the 4th President Wan-Kyu Choi
2012.03Opening of the Institute for the Study of North Korean Life(INKL).
2011.03Inauguration of the 3rd President Hyun Wook Koh.
2010.04Inauguration of the 2nd Chairperson of the Board Sun Hyang Kim.
2009.06Education/Research Agreement concluded with the Secretariat of the National Assembly.
2009.03Inauguration of Dr. Ko, Byung Chul as the 2nd President.
Inauguration of Dr. Park, Jae Kyu as the Honorary President.
2008.12University of North Korean Studies revises its entrance quota 40 students for the Master's degree, 20 students for the doctoral degree.
2008.09Memorandum of Understanding agreed with the National Chengchi University of Taiwan.
2007.08Simyeon Educational Foundation obtain authorization as an official educational institution 1st Chairperson of the Board Dai Soon Lee
2007.06'Agreement to Operate the Sister Institution' concluded with Institute for Far Eastern Studies.
2006.10'Agreement for Adjunct Professor Establishment and Management' concluded with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
2006.03University of North Korean Studies revises its entrance quota 45 students for the Master's degree, 15 students for the doctoral degree.
2005.11Academic Exchange Program with the Korea Housing Corporation.
2005.07Academic Exchange Program with the Information and Communication Association (ICA).
2005.03Inauguration of the 1st President Jae Kyu Park
2005.03Establishment of The Graduate School of North Korean Studies.
50 students for the Master's Program, 15 students for the Doctoral Program.
2005.02Academic Exchange Program with Export-Import Bank.
2004.11Authorization obtained for the establishment of The Graduate School of North Korean Studies.
2004.06Opening Ceremony of "Tongilkwan". (Unification Building)
2002.12'Education/Research Agreement' concluded with the Defense Security Council Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Unification.
2002.10Groundbreaking Ceremony of "Tongilkwan". (Unification Buildilng)
2001.04Appointment of Dr. Park, Jae Kyu as the 4th Director.
Founding of the Committee to propel the construction of the new building. (Chariman: Dr.Son, Ju Hwan)
2001.03Opening of the Specialty Graduate School.
2000.12Establishment of The Cyber Unification Education Training Program.
2000.09Restructuring of the High Ranking Policy Chief Program into The Korean National Community Leader Program.
2000.07Authorization obtained for the establishment of the Specialty Graduate School.
Entrance quota: 50 for the Master's, 10 for the Doctor's degree.
2000.05Cyber North Korean courses made available.
2000.04Appointment of Dr. Seo, Dae Sook as the 3rd Director.
1999.11Entrance quota increased to 40 students.
1999.09Appointment of Dr. Yeom, Hong Chul as the 2nd Director.
1999.05Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Academy established.
1998.09High Ranking Policy Chief Program established.
1998.03Opening of the Graduate School of North Korean Studies of Kyungnam University.
Entrance quota to the doctoral program: 30.
Appointment of Dr. Park, Jae Kyu as the 1st Director.
1997.10Authorization obtained for the establishment of the Graduate School of North Korean Studies of Kyungnam University.
1989.10Kyungnam University's School of Public Administration establishes the Department of North Korean Studies.