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About KDIS

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Vibrant Education Program

Dynamic and vibrant education program delving into the experiences and the assets of Asia’s top think-tank, the Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Think Tank Rankings of KDI : 1st in Asia, / 6th among Non-US Institutes (2016 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

Education based on experiences of systematic research on global development and consultation with developing nations

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NASPAA Accreditation

KDI School received accreditation from NASPAA for its MPP, MDP and MPM programs

First NASPAA accreditation in Korea

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Top-notch Faculty

Faculty members composed of PhDs from the world’s best institutions

Multi-national diversity, including faculties from the US, China, Greece, Uzbekistan, etc

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Extensive Scholarship

More than 95% of international students receive scholarship including full tuition and monthly stipend (Global Ambassador Scholarship, POSCO Asia Fellowship, KOGAS Global Fellowship, Colombo Plan Scholarship, IDB Scholarship, NIIED Scholarship, IBK Scholarship, KOICA-MDI Scholarship, and FSS-KFB-KDIS Scholarship)

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Outstanding Educational Services

Offers diverse e-learning opportunities as the Korean center of the World Bank Global Development Learning Network

Designated as an APEC Education Hub

Offers OECD and KSP Seminars, co-education program with Korean Central Officials Training Institute, special lectures, etc.

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Broad Global Partnership

58 Institutes · 26 countries

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Global Master’s Program (GMP) offers one year at the KDI School, and one year at a partner school to gain two master’s degrees. Partner schools include renowned schools such as Cornell University, Duke University, Michigan State University, Syracuse University, Chicago University

Truly international environment with international students representing 50% of the student body

Over 170 international students from more than 80 countries around the world, creating a unique multi-cultural environment

2020 Admitted International student composition : Government 62%, Public Org. 15%, Private Corp. 13%, NGO/IGO 7%, College Graduates 3%

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Globe-spanning Alumni Network

Over 2,600 Korean alumni working in a variety of fields including the government, public organizations, finance, media, private corporations, NGOs, and international organizations

Over 1,670 international alumni from 127 countries serving as global leaders all over the world

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Career Development Program

Providing opportunities for internship and recruitment with diverse international and public organizations network

Special Lectures by alumni aimed at providing information on job application and industrial trend

Mentoring program to give students some off-the-record advice from alumni whose career fits with the student’s area of interest

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Comprehensive Research and Educational Data

Operates K-Developedia, an online repository compiling case studies on Korea’s miraculous development

Offers blended learning programs incorporating international development curriculum with e-learning

Provides e-learning programs conveying the vivid nature of Korea’s economic development by interviewing people from actual fields