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By on July 19, 2016
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Name of university

University of Seoul

163 Seoulsiripdae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu
Changgong Hall 4th Floor Room 404
Seoul, 02504, Republic of Korea

+82 (2) 6490-6662

Official Focal Point
Eunhwa SHIN

Alternate Focal Point

Authority approving the partnership
Myounggu KANG -Vice President for International Affairs




The University of Seoul is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Seoul is the 600-year capital of Korea, a historical city with social, cultural, and physical layers spread out along a vast and complex landscape. Seoul is also well known for the successful transformation last half century into a smart and sustainable city from a devastated ruin after the war.

The university is distinguished by a commitment to civic values and a dynamic urban civilization. Along with basic research, it functions as a think-tank in formulating and supporting the major policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

With diverse and specific programs that integrate research and policy, practice and education, the University of Seoul has an ideal mix of academic research and professional practice in the smart and sustainable urban planning.

Suggested Collaboration Opportunities

1. Sharing of the urban planning experience of Seoul.
2. Research on comparative urbanization and its planning approach between developed and developing countries
3. Participation in urban development projects including slum upgrading, public service provision, new urban land supply, participatory planing, value-capture financing, etc.
4. University of Seoul will welcome any collaboration in education, research, project, etc.

Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Youth
  • Water
  • Social Inclusion
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Sanitation
  • Safety
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Mobility
  • Legislation
  • Land
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development