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Institute for Social Sciences

The Institute for Social Sciences is the biggest research institute in Humanities and Social Sciences field in SKKU. It consists of 9 research Institutes and 4 research centers in total.

 

Vision
  • Supporting research competence and education through strengthening autogenic power of the field of social sciences
  • Establishing converging axis and expanding the research of in domestic and outside the country.

 

Institutions and Centers
  • Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Media, Culture and Contents Research Center
  • Global e-Policy e-Government Institute
  • Center of Leadership & Public Management
  • Institute for Social Welfare Studies
  • Sustainable Urban Development Institute
  • Policy Evaluation Research Institution
  • ODA Research Center
  • Research Institute for Human Life Sciences
  • Governance Research Center
  • Research Center for Better Democracy
  • Human Rights and Development Center

 

History
 
1964 Establishment of Institute for Social Sciences and initial publication the academic journal [Social Sciences]
1995 Establishment of Media, Culture and Contents Research Center
Establishment of Institute of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (In 1999, the name is changed into Institute of Applied Psychology)
1997 Establishment of Research Institute for Human Life Sciences
2002 Establishment of Global e-Policy e-Government Institute
2003 Establishment of Institute for Social Welfare Studies
2005 Establishment of Policy Evaluation Research Institution
2009 Establishment of Center of Leadership & Public Management
2010 Establishment of ODA Research Center
2012 Intergration of the whole research institutions and centers under the name of "Institution of Social Sciences"
2013 Establishment of Governance Research Center, Research Center for Better Democracy Human Rights and Development Center

 

Information about Institute for Social Sciences
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61912 +82-2-760-1282 Prof. Dong Sung Gong
(Department of Public Administration)

 

Sustainable Urban Development Institute

The Sustainable Urban Development Institute was established on January. 11th, 2005 to study the theory of traffic planning, city development and city policy that serves as the foundation in the international society. It also aims to contribute to sustainable development and peace of international society, while contributing to the improvement of national competitiveness for national development based on research related to policy. It carries out the following :

  • 1. Study, survey and advise urban planning, urban traffics, and urban policy for city development
  • 2. Study, survey and advise education and promotions on civil officers and citizens to realize sustainable city development
  • 3. Receive studies entrusted from international organization, central and local government, public organization and private organization at home and abroad
  • 4. Hold workshops, seminars, education, academic lectures, research and presentations
  • 5. Distribute and publish study results and academic journals
  • 6. Construct joint research networks between professionals and related organizations at home and abroad regarding city planning, traffic planning and urban policy

 

Information about Sustainable Urban Development Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Hoam Hall No. 50317 +82-2-760-1326 Prof. Jung Mun GI
(Department of Administration)

 

Policy Evaluation Research Institute

The Policy Evaluation Research Institute was established on February. 1st, 2005 and has carried out the following tasks with a goal to improve reliability, to secure responsibility, to increase efficiency of national management through exchange and cooperation with related organizations at home and abroad, education and training, academic seminars, policy advise, research service; data survey and publication, academic research on formation of public policy, evaluation of management ability.

  • 1. Analytical evaluation and systematic evaluation of individual policy (project) unit
  • 2. Evaluation of central administrative agency, local self-governing organization, government investment organization
  • 3. Development of national evaluation theory and skills suitable to the governance era
  • 4. Evaluation of global governance and social development policy
  • 5. Evaluation of various policies done in the dimension of public audit or administration control
  • 6. Execution of service project and policy advise related to national evaluation
  • 7. Publication of data and holding of academic seminar related to national evaluation
  • 8. Cultivation of professionals through education and training related to national evaluation
  • 9. Improvement of research ability through exchange and cooperation with related organizations at home and abroad

 

Information about Policy Evaluation Research Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61909 +82-2-760-0407 Prof. Hyung Jun PARK
(Department of Administration)

 

Leadership and Public Management Institute

This institute was established on July 1st, 2009, and carries out the following tasks with a goal of contributing to academic research and actual solutions in the field :

  • 1. Study presentations
  • 2. Education and consulting
  • 3. Publication and translation
  • 4. Other business deemed necessary

 

Information about Leadership and Public Management Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Hoam Hall No. 50316 +82-2-760-1326 Prof. Myeong Sook LEE
(Department of Administration)

 

Media Culture Contents Institute

This institute was established on December. 1st, 1995 and aims to carry out research and presentation activities, collect and exchange information, publish publications required to educate and foster journalists and program production personnel. For this purpose, this institute carries out the following projects based on the contents market, ads theory, culture theory, image theory and communication theory, combining broadcasting and communication.

  • 1. Various research activities based on media culture contents and communication reality
  • 2. Collection and exchange of information
  • 3. Holding of academic lectures and research presentations
  • 4. Publication of research
  • 5. Overseas dispatch of researchers and invitation of foreign scholars

 

Information about Media Culture Contents Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61407 +82-2-760-0391 Prof. Min Ha KIM
(Department of Mass Communication)

 

Social Welfare Institute

This institute was established on March. 1st, 2003 and supports study, operation, evaluation of all policies related to social welfare, and contributes to systematic and scientific development and activation of the welfare field in Korea. Through this, the institute has carried out the following projects to contribute to systematic and scientific development and activation of the welfare field in Korea :

  • 1. Publication of regular periodicals
  • 2. Holding of academic lectures and research presentations
  • 3. Support of research expenses for special studies
  • 4. Publication and translation
  • 5. Service at the request of public organizations or private organizations including the government, within the scope and purpose of the research center (free or paid)
  • 6. Overseas dispatch of researchers and invitation of foreign scholars

 

Social Welfare Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61905 +82-2-760-0639 Prof. Chang Geun HAN
(Department of Social Welfare)

 

Applied Psychology Institute

This institute was established on December 12th, 1995 and carries out the following tasks under the goal of contributing to scientific development through interdisciplinary research of psychology and adjacent area of studies, and social development :

  • 1. Academic study of basic psychology and applied psychology
  • 2. Joint study and academic exchange with research centers at home and abroad
  • 3. Holds academic lectures, research presentations, and workshops
  • 4. Carries out research projects entrusted from outside the university
  • 5. Publish research

 

Applied Psychology Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61709 +82-2-760-1280 Prof. Seo Yong WON
(Department of Psychology)

 

Research Institute for Human Life Sciences

The Research Institute for Human Life Sciences were established to carry out integrated studies on overall human life, including improvements to the quality of life. This is achieved through research and activities for life culture, improving environments, house welfare and human education to cope with demands of society. Our research projects are focusing on :

  • 1. Publish study collection『Life Science』
  • 2. Carry out joint studies
  • 3. Hold academic seminars and workshops
  • 4. Academic exchanges at home and abroad
  • 5. Operate traditional costume course at Research Institute for Human Life Sciences of Sungkyunkwan University
  • 6. Carry out various kinds of study
  • 7. Picture book professional course

 

 
Location Phone Head of Research
Hoam Hall No. 50502 +82-2-760-0522 Prof. Eun Ja HYEON
(Department of Psychology)

 

International Information Policy E-Government Institute

This institue was established on March. 1st, 2002, and carries out the following projects with a goal of contributing to the development and peace of international society and the improvement of national competitiveness for national development, based on studies related to policy, and therefore studies academic theory on e-government and information policy.

  • 1. Study, research and advise on various information policies for the development of the knowledge information society
  • 2. Study, research and advise e-government for implementation of knowledge information society paradigm type
  • 3. Study, research and advise the information industry policy for the development of the information industry
  • 4. Study, research and advise international cooperation related to e-government and information policy for implementation of the knowledge information society
  • 5. Study, research and advise education and promotions targeting public officers and citizens for implementation of the knowledge information society
  • 6. Receive study opportunities entrusted from international organizations, central and local government, public organizations and private groups at home and abroad
  • 7. Hold research presentations, academic lectures, education, seminars and workshops
  • 8. Publish and distribute research results and academic thesis
  • 9. Construct mutual cooperation networks between professionals and organizations related to information policy and e- government

 

International Information Policy E-Government Institute
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61909 +82-2-760-1327 Prof. Gi Hyeon GWON
(Department of Administration)

 

Research Center for Human Resource Development

The Research Center for Human Resource Development was established for the purpose of "Performing the HUB role of human resource development research, carried out by leading research at the international level in the public management, public human resource management, human resource development, and public human resource development". Specific activities to achieve this goal are as follows :

  • 1. Evaluation as to the effectiveness, implementation, and development of various public human resource development programs
  • 2. Conduct international comparative studies on public human resource development
  • 3. Design strategies that link public human resource development reform with education, employment and welfare
  • 4. Research on the actual state of public human resource development process and training
  • 5. Training and consulting for building strategic human resources development policies and practices
  • 6. Research on human resources development policy, institutional, and practical strategies
  • 7. Research on the Korean human resource development policy creation and diffusion strategy

 

Research Center for Human Resource Development
Location Phone Head of Research
Suseon Hall No. 61902 +82-2-760-1326 Prof. Sung Min PARK
(Department of Administration)