Korea University Graduate School of Labor Studies

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Graduate School of Labor Studies


KU Graduate School of Labor Studies, Korea’s foremost
educational center for specialists in labor-management relations

Curriculum designed to cultivate professionals in labor relations

As the only independent educational institution specialized in labor-management relations in Korea, the KU Graduate School of Labor Studies is highly competitive in offering professional education on various subjects, including labor law, labor relations, labor economics, labor welfare policy, and human resources management.

The School focuses on educating specialists in both practical knowledge and research skills by designing its curriculum to strengthen their practicality and field-adaptability to, in turn, enable them to become public opinion leaders and professionals in the field of labor-management relations.

To enhance student understanding of current labor issues, the School provides a learning environment by hosting presentations and discussions on current labor issues so that students can expand the scope of their knowledge and thought.

As knowledge acquisition from a particular department has limits in terms of fostering a well-rounded approach to labor issues and solutions, the School offers interdisciplinary educational programs that allow students to broaden the spectrum of their knowledge.

Contribution to the advancement of the labor relations and the national development

By hosting the KU Tripartite Forum and academic seminars on current labor issues in Korea, the KU Graduate School of Labor Studies creates a venue for public discussion and stimulates active discussion among the three parties; labor, management, and government.

The School contributes to the creation of an expert pool that has the ability to devise sound and productive strategies and policies in labor relations, which serve to stabilize labor relations and eventually strengthen corporate competitiveness – regarded as one of the most important factors in achieving sustainable development.

The School ultimately contributes to national development by grooming students to become labor relations specialists armed with the professional knowledge and competence required to actively manage labor issues even at the global level.

Recognized by the international community as one of the major educational institutions specialized in the study of labor relations, the School performs an important role in building overseas educational exchanges and academic networks with foreign countries.

Through its academic journal Labor Studies specialized in labor relations, the School provides opportunities for labor-relations experts to communicate with their peers and publish outstanding papers.