NEW World Bank Korea Office officially thanks Ajou University GSIS at its 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Ajou University Graduate School of International Studies was awarded an appreciation plaque by the World Bank Korea Office at the latter's 10th anniversary celebration in recognition of the former's contributions to the energy industry, specifically its running of the master's degree program under the Korea International Cooperation Agency's (KOICA) energy policy.
The World Bank Korea Office held its 10th anniversary celebration at the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul on May 24, where it shared its achievements and future plans. A number of cooperating institutions were honored with appreciation plaques at the event.
The Ajou University Graduate School of International Studies received an appreciation plaque for its successful partnership with the World Bank Korea Office and other agencies in the field of energy. The graduate school has been operating a master's degree program under KOICA's energy policy, which was developed by KOICA to produce experts on the energy policy of developing countries. The master's degree program has been offered at the Ajou University Graduate School of International Studies since 2017 with annual funding of KRW 900 million. At present, there are 20 students from 14 countries enrolled in the program.
The program includes such components as energy independence, energy industry development, green growth, climate change response, and energy education and training. Students who complete the 17-month program graduate with a master’s in energy science policy.
The students enrolled in the program are government employees involved in the field of energy in their respective countries who will likely return to their posts upon graduation to apply their newly acquired energy expertise.
Department Chair Jung Yonghun of the Ajou University Graduate School of International Studies expressed his gratitude to "all members of the Graduate School of International Studies and everyone who made the running of the program possible," adding that "the best of efforts will be made to improve Ajou University, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, as well as the Graduate School of International Studies and the programs offered."