Sponsors & Partners

Public Institutions

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea was inaugurated according to the Government Organization Act enacted by the Government of the Republic of Korea on July 17, 1928, to be in charge of diplomacy, external economic policy, overseas Korean nationals, international situation analysis and overseas promotional affairs.

Embassy of Japan in Korea 

Under the leadership of Toshikatsu MAEDA, Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Korea officially commenced on December 18, 1965, according to Treaty on Relations between the Republic of Korea and Japan signed on June 22, 1965, to serve as a permanent diplomatic mission of Japan to the Republic of Korea. Its former body is Overseas Agency in Seoul established on 30 June 1965.

Over the last 51 years, Embassy of Japan in the Republic Korea has in charge of political and economic and cultural affairs between the Republic of Korea and Japan, and consular services and assistance for Japanese nationals.

Also, as the diplomatic relationship between the Republic of Korea and Japan has been strengthened in recent years, Embassy of Japan in the Republic Korea has expanded its size. In Seoul alone, there’s the Main Office of Embassy of Japan in the Republic Korea, Office of Consular Affairs, and Public Information and Cultural Center, Japanese Embassy. As for the offices in other districts, there’s a Japanese Consulate General in Busan and a Japanese Consulate General in Jeju Island.

China Cultural Center in Seoul 

China Cultural Center in Seoul was established in December 2004 based on the agreement between Chinese and Korean government. It is the first Chinese cultural center in Asia. There are 3 sections in the center. The first one is education section, which offers a variety of Chinese cultural courses such as Chinese learning, taichi, calligraphy, guzheng, cooking and so on. The second one is cultural events section, which presents all kinds of Chinese cultural activities, like performing arts, exhibitions, movies, etc. And the third one is information service section which provides information about China and Chinese culture, including lectures, videos and library. After 12 years’ development, China Cultural Center has successfully attracted much attention of Korean local people. Every year, about 100,000 people take part in center’s cultural activities. For more information, please log on to China Cultural Center’s website http://www.cccseoul.org.

International Organizations

UNAIThe United Nations Academic Impact

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
UNAI is a programme of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is open to all institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research. Its essential frame of reference is:

i) To bring into association with the United Nations, and with each other, institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
ii) To provide a mechanism for such institutions to commit themselves to the fundamental precepts driving the United Nations mandate, in particular the realization of the universally accepted Sustainable Development Goals.
iii) To serve as a viable point of contact for ideas and proposals relevant to the United Nations mandate.
iv) To promote the direct engagement of institutions of higher education in programs, projects and initiatives relevant to this mandate.

WFUNAWorld Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA is a global non-profit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens.

TCSTrilateral Cooperation Secretariat

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) is an intergovernmental organization established for the contribution to the further promotion of cooperative relations among China, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

Local Governments


Gyeonggi-do, located in the central western part of the Korean Peninsula, is one of the most populous provinces surrounding the capital Area. The Gyeonggi-do Slogan – “Global Inspiration GyeongGi-Do”- embodies the determination of the province to become the center of the Northeast Asia as well as the world with its advanced Knowledge, cutting-edge technology, creative thinking and innovative actions.

Educational Institutions

APUAsia Pacific University

APU’s philosophy is to create a university campus that produces graduates with the skills they need to contribute to international society based on the fundamental principles of Freedom, Peace and Humanity, International Mutual Understanding, and the Future Shape of the Asia Pacific Region. With almost half of the faculty and student body comprised of foreign nationals from all over the world, the University has achieved a truly international campus environment of cultural coexistence. This international learning environment reflects the commitment our students and staff have to deepening mutual understanding and overcoming differences in race, religion and culture.

Kyung Hee University 

Established in 1949 with the mission to create a civilized world, and now a leading private university in Korea, Kyung Hee University pursues global eminence with its state of the art research facilities, renowned faculty, and social and global contribution. Following the founder's commitment to international cooperation and global peace, Kyung Hee has a cherished tradition of close relationship with the United Nations.


NICE Investors Service Co., Ltd. 

NICE Investors Service is the only locally invested CRA in Korea and has great influence in domestic financial and capital market as a leading financial infrastructure service provider. NICE provides credit rating service for general companies, financial institution, structured finances, and also provide feasibility and valuation, as well as sovereign rating service.

As the nation’s only locally-owned credit rating agency, NICE has in-depth understanding of the corporate and financial environment of Korea and Asia based on which NICE provides the most accurate credit ratings. NICE is actively expanding its global presence by building global networks and providing sovereign rating service on emerging market countries, such as Brazil, Indonesia and India.

GM Korea Company 

GM Korea Company (GM Korea), which is based in Incheon, Korea, was established in 2002 and has about 17,000 employees. It operates four manufacturing facilities in Korea and represents one of only seven fully integrated design, engineering and manufacturing operations within GM. In 2015, GM Korea sold 158,404 units in Korea and exported about 1.3 million complete vehicles and vehicle kits to about 140 markets around the world. Since its launch, GM Korea has been contributing to Korea’s society and economy by investing more than KRW 1 trillion annually in new product development and facilities. GM Korea’s product lineup includes a range of Chevrolet products and the Damas and Labo mini-commercial vehicles.