The Seoul Development Institute was established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government(SMG) in 1992 and was renamed as the Seoul Institute(SI) on August 1st, 2012. The Seoul Institute’s goal is to establish a medium- to long-term vision for Seoul and propose social policies on welfare, culture, education, and industries and urban management policies on city planning, transportation, safety and the environment. SI’s primary objective is to improve municipal administration through professional research, improve the quality of life in Seoul, and reinforce and sustain the competitiveness of Seoul.
1. SI's researchers support the policy-making processes of the municipal administration.
2. Conduct intensive research for the municipal administration on a variety of policy issues
3. Research and information exchanges and cooperation whith related domestic and foreign research institutes