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Dean's Message

Welcome to GSP
Graduate schools are places where students are trained to become professionals and highly respected persons. All graduates are thus expected to accomplish a very high level of expertise in their own respective areas of study and to develop a very high standard of work, ethics and responsibility. These are simply the most basic requirements of all graduate schools. We at the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP) are very serious about these essential conditions. We are determined to make our students true professionals in their areas of specialty in the world of academics and practice. This is our mission at GSP.

As an international studies program at the graduate level, GSP has many cherished traditions and merits. It was established in 1997 with national government accreditation and financial support. Since then, it has continuously received top-ranked performance evaluations by external review bodies. GSP was also the first higher educational institution chosen by the Korean government as the recipient of financial support for the training of international development cooperation specialists. We at GSP are proud of the Master's degree program in Korean Economy and Development Cooperation (MKE), which was established in 2001 with the support of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the purpose of training select government officials from developing countries receiving Korean official development aid.

GSP has four departments that constitute the core of our programs: International Trade and Economic Cooperation, International Development Cooperation, International Business, and International Relations. All classes are conducted in English, and. all students are required to complete no less than a four-week long internship program before graduation. We have a very extensive support system for the placement of our students in prominent institutions and positions for their internships. Our student body continues to be composed of very diverse nationalities with half coming from various countries around the world. Students can also benefit from our extensive exchange and double-degree programs with many reputable world universities for a semester or two of study abroad.

GSP will be a leader among the graduate international studies programs in the world in the very near future. All of us at GSP are united and determined in pursue of this goal. We have already achieved a lot: excellent faculty members, excellent programs, and outstanding diverse students. We are in the active process of recruiting more professors and reorganizing our programs and curricula. I sincerely hope that students with high ambition to become truly professional elites will join us to change and upgrade themselves, the school and the world.

Hahnkyu Park, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate Schoolof Pan-Pacific International Studies
Kyung Hee University