Policy Training

We would like to share technology and know-how accumulated in the city development process of Seoul, and contribute to economic and social development of cities of developing countries.

Seoul Metropolitan Government invites civil servants of developing countries including sister cities and offers a number of short-term and long-term training programs covering policy sectors of transportation, water supply, e-government, and administration

Seoul Human Resources Development Center and city affiliated organizations operate a variety of short-term training courses on successful policies; University of Seoul operates Master's program in City Administration of developing countries.


City officials overseas training

Founded in 1962, Seoul Human Resources Development Center has offered training programs targeting Seoul and local officials, and foreign officials. In particular, since 2008, it has operated overseas programs for foreign city officials to promote cooperation through sharing policy cases and to develop human resources of foreign cities.

Training topics include transportation, e-government, water supply, urban management, climate change policy, and best practice policies that city of Seoul would like to share. The course trains 15 people, training period is 7 to 10 days, and utilizes methods of lecturing, discussing, and field trip.

Based on the above mentioned results, Seoul Metropolitan Government succeeded in attracting the International Training Center of Metropolis, an international metropolitan association, in 2012, and held the opening ceremony and commemorative forum on 13th March 2014.
For more information, please visit http://www.seoulmiti.org.

Masters degree program in developing countries

The University of Seoul operates Master of Urban Administration and Planning targeting officials in developing countries annually. Seoul develops human resources in urban administration through best practice administration case studies which include both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. City of Seoul has experienced rapid urban development and thus confronted numerous problems; and it targets to transfer acquired policy resolutions to developing countries. The program turned out 73 graduates over six annual programs, and has positioned as the nation's sole Master's degree in city administration in developing countries.(http://isus.uos.ac.kr/)

Other short-term training courses

In addition, specialized sectoral courses such as. railway officials training, water sector officials training, and health care officials have been operated for the purpose of developing experts in developing countries.

Result

Year Location Period Trating Program Headcount
2006 Human Resource
Development Institute
2006.10.23-11.1 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 8
2007 Human Resource
Development Institute
2007.10.15-10.21 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 9
2008 Human Resource
Development Institute
2008.8.28-9.5 KOICA Commissioned (Local Finance & Administration for Iraqi Civil Servants) 13
2008.10.9-10.29 KOICA Commissioned (Tax Policy for Uzbek Civil Servants) 10
2008.3.11~3.12 Transportation Policy for Egyptian Civil Servants 11
2008.9.16~9.23 e-Government in Sister Cities 23
2008.11.3~11.20 KOICA Commissioned (Industrial Development for Colombian Civil Servants) 16
2008.10.20-10.26 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 12
2008.9.10~9.11 CITYNET Member City Training 21
2008.6.22~6.29 World Bank Commissioned (Transportation Policy for Bangladeshi Civil Servants) 10
Korea University 2008.8.~2010.2. First Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 19
2009 Human Resource
Development Institute
2009.3.31~4.15 KOICA Commissioned (e-Government for Guatemalan Civil Servants) 15
2009.6.15~6.19 Youth Culture for Bangkok Civil Servants 10
2009.6.28~7.4 e-Government for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 22
2009.10.4~10.10 e-Government for Metropolis Civil Servants 14
2009.10.5-10.11 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 12
2009.10.11~10.17 Urban Environment for Metropolis Civil Servants 14
2009.10.18~10.24 Urban Transportation for Metropolis Civil Servants 14
2009.10.25~10.31 Urban Environment for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 12
2009.11.12~11.27 KOICA Commissioned (e-Government in Indonesia) 11
Korea University 2009.8.-2011.8. Second Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 17
2010 Human Resource
Development Institute
2010.2.18-3.11 KOICA Commissioned (e-Government in Guatemala) 12
2010.3.20-3.28 KOICA Commissioned (Urban Administrative Development in Ukraine) 8
2010.4.12-4.19 Urban Transportation Policy for Beijing Civil Servants 30
2010.5.5-5.13 e-Government Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 15
2010.6.20-6.27 Urban Environment Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities  15
2010.7.4-7.11 Urban Transportation Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 14
2010.9.5-9.12 Cultural Policy Training for Metropolis Member Cities   11
2010.9.26-10.2 Seoul City Policy Training for Amsterdam Civil Servants 4
2010.10.12-10.14 Transportation Policy for CITYNET Member Cities 14
2010.10.17-10.24 Transportation Policy  for Metropolis Member Cities  9
2010.10.18-10.24 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 16
2010.10.27-10.30 Urban Design Policy Training for Bangkok Civil Servants 10
2010.11.7-11.14 Climate Change for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 10
Korea University 2010.8.-2012.8. Third Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 20
2011 Human Resource
Development Institute
2011.1.17-1.22 Housing Policy Training for Vietnamese Civil Servants 12
2011.3.20-3.28 Urban Transportation Policy Training for Sister Cities 7
2011.4.10-4.18 Empowerment of Women Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 13
2011.4.17-4.26 KOICA Commissioned (Balanced Development in the Ukrainian Capital Area) 11
2011.5.10-5.19 Mongolian e-Government Training 25
2011.5.8-5.28 IUTC Commissioned (Strategy Development for Sustainable Cities) 12
2011.8.24-9.2 IUTC Commissioned (Waste Management Policy) 15
2011.9.19-9.25 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 15
2011.9.25~10.3  Empowerment of Women Policy Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 9
2011.10.23~10.31  Cultural Policies for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 11
2011.11.6~11.14  Climate Change Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities  11
2011.11.7-11.11 Training for Civil Servants in Chinese Cities 15
2011.9.4~9.10  WeGO e-Government 13
2011.10.9-10.18 KOICA Commissioned (Administrative Reform & Enhanced Government Efficiency in Ukraine) 12
2011.12.5-12.12 Customized Cultural Marketing Training for Civil Servants in Chengdu 25
Korea University 2011.8.-2013.8. Fourth Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 17
2012 Human Resource
Development Institute
2012.3.11-3.19 Urban Transportation Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 13
2012.4.15-4.23 Urban Safety Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 13
2012.4.29-5.7 Cultural Policy Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 17
2012.9.16-9.24 Cultural Marketing Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 9
2012.10.7-10.15 Climate Change Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 16
2012.10.8-10.14 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 15
2012.10.21-10.29 Welfare Policy Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Members 16
2012.5.12-5.20 Welfare Graduate Program, University of Minnesota/td> 8
2012.5.29-6.6 First e-Government Training for WeGO Member Cities 7
2012.7.1-7.7 Second e-Government Training for WeGO Member Cities 19
2012.7.26-27 IUTC Commissioned (Urban Energy) 17
2012.6.21-22 IUTC Commissioned (Waste Management) 20
2012.11.4-11.19 KOICA Commissioned (e-Government in Ukraine) 13
2012.11.5-11.9 Training for Civil Servants in Chinese Cities 19
2012.11.22-11.28 IUTC Commissioned (Urban Planning) 18
University of Seoul 2012.8.-2014.8. Fifth Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 15
2013 Human Resource
Development Institute
2013.2.24-2.28 Customized Training Program for Mongolia 17
2013.3.18-3.22 First Game Culture & Industry Training for Civil Servants in Chengdu 18
2013.3.25-3.29 Second Game Culture & Industry Training for Civil Servants in Chengdu 15
2013.5.20-5.24 Transportation Policy for Metropolis Member Cities 12
2013.8.18-8.25 Sharing Seoul's Policy Experience with Civil Servants in Strategic Cities in Asia 16
2013.10.22-10.30 Training for Civil Servants in Sister Cities 13
2013.12.4-12.10 Urban Transportation Policy Training for Civil Servants in Foreign Cities 19
2013.4.21~4.28 Environmental Policy for Sister Cities 10
2013.6.23~6.30 e-Government for Civil Servants in WeGO Member Cities 18
2013. 9.1 ~ 9. 8  Climate Change Program for Metropolis Member Cities 10
2013.11.4~11.10 Urban Management for Civil Servants in Chinese Cities 9
2013.11.18~11.29 KOICA e-Government Program for Bolivian Civil Servants  13
2013.4.8~4.9 Training for Civil Servants in Asia (Requested by Gangwon IUTC) 18
2013.9.22~9.29 Urban Management Training for Civil Servants in Metropolis Member Cities 15
University of Seoul 2013.8.-2015.8. Sixth Master's Degree Course for Civil Servants from Developing Countries 20
2014 Human Resource
Development Institute
2014.4.6~4.13 WeGO e-Government Training 15
2014.4.21~4.30 Transportation Policy Training 13
2014.5.27~6.4 Waterworks Policy Training 11
2014.6.24~7.2 e-Government Training 17
2014.7.23~7.24 Singapore CLC Urban Management Training 36
2014.8.24~8.31 Urban Management Training 9
2014.9.22~9.26 Urban Management Training (Requested by Makati) 14
2014.10.13~10.24 KOICA e-Government Training for Bolivian Civil Servants 14
2014.10.28~11.5 Climate Change Training 11
2015 Customized Training 2015.3.26~3.27 Singapore CLC Urban Planning 38
ICLEI Congress_Internal Training 2015.4.7~4.15 Climate Change Policy 9
2015.8.18~8.26 e-Government Policy 12
2015.9.16~9.24 Urban Transportation Policy 15
2015.11.22 ~11.29 Waterworks Policy 14
Jeju Forum_Collaborative Training 2015.5.17~5.21 e-Government for Civil Servants in WeGO Member Cities 15
2015.9.1~9.9 Urban Transportation for Indonesian Civil Servants 14
2015.10.18 ~10.25 Urban Policy for Civil Servants in CITYNET Member Cities 13
2015.11.30 ~ 12.6 Urban Transportation for Civil Servants in Chinese Cities 9
2015.10.5 ~ 10.16 KOICA Commissioned (e-Government for Bolivian Civil Servants) 14
Forum 2015.10.27~2015.10.31 Urban Policy (Participating Students) 10
2016 Human Resource
Development Institute
2016. 2.21~2.28 Training on Bus Rapid Transit(BRT) Planing and Operations 19
2016.3.15~3.23 Transportation Policy Training Program 15
2016.4.3~4.10 Transportation Strategy Workshop for Asian Cities 12
2016.4.24~4.30 Climate Change Policy Training Program 17
2016.5.22~5.29 WeGO e-Government Training Program 16
2016.6.14~6.22 Urban Management Policy Training Program 13
2016.6.27~7.3 Cultural Tourism Policy Training Program 13
2016.7.5~7.13 e-Government Policy Training Program 10
2016.8.23~8.31 Urban Management Policy Training Program 13
2016.9.1~9.2 Policy Training Program for Singapore's Center for Liveable Cities  40
2016.9.4~9.10 Sustainable Moibility Workshop with UCLG-ASPAC 8
2016.9.25~10.1 Sustainable Moibility Workshop for Foreign City Officials 12
2016.11.15~11.23 Water Management Training Program for Foreign City Officials 13

Contact

  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Global Urban Partnership Division 
  • Phone: +82-2-2133-5272 
  •  e-mail: policyshare@seoul.go.kr

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