Department of Urban Society Research

The Department of Future and Social Policy Research formulates macroscopic mediumto long-term development plans for Seoul to proactively respond to population and social changes to develop Seoul into a people-oriented city. It conducts research on a variety of social policies to improve both the image and the quality of life in Seoul.

Research Areas

Future Society

  • Determining leading agendas and issues
  • Comparative studies on future strategies of global cities
  • Civilian monitoring on urban policies

Urban Management

  • Diagnosing organizations and study of urban council
  • Balancing finance and fiscal plans
  • Information policies and e-government

Social Welfare and Education

  • Social welfare, welfare administration, and poverty policies
  • Policies on women, low birth rates, childcare, and healthcare
  • Education policies

Culture, Art and Leisure

  • Cultural city, regional culture, cultural diversification
  • Art support, cultural facility, and festival-related policies
  • Daily life, leisure, and sports-related policies

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Position Name Research Area Phone E-mail
Director/Research Fellow Hyesook Lee Education Policy, Anthropology of Education +82-2-2149-1265
Senior Research Fellow Kyung-Hye Kim  Social Welfare Policy +82-2-2149-1253
Director/Senior Research Fellow Miree Byun Futurology, Information Society, Research Methodology +82-2-2149-1303
Senior Research Fellow Kyung-Hee Shin Urban Social Policy +82-2-2149-1255
Senior Research Fellow Kwonjoong Choh Information Society, eGovernment Study, Social Policy +82-2-2149-1256
Research Fellow Seonhae Baik Cultural & Art Policy, Festival Policy +82-2-2149-1294
Associate Research Fellow Min-Suk Yoon Social Welfare, Elderly welfare +82-2-2149-1016
Associate Research Fellow Changwoo Shon Health Care Management and Policy +82-2-2149-1029
Associate Research Fellow Hyun-chan Ahn Community planning, Local governance +82-2-2149-1269
Associate Research Fellow Jang Ikhyun Social Policy, Public management, Welfare state +82-2-2149-1136
Associate Research Fellow Shin Inchol social stratification, social inequality, social statistics +82-2-2149-1116