Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Minkyu entered the public office in 2010 and worked at the MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) in South Korea. So far, he has been in responsible for attracting foreign investment, responding to environmental regulations, analyzing climate change, and analyzing trade statistics. He has been selected as a government scholarship student last year. Since then, Minkyu has been studying at the Graduate School of Public Administration, SNU (Seoul National University) for the past year. He has come to study at the SPIA, UGA according to the dual degree program agreement between UGA and SNU. Minkyu would like to study hard about the theories and overseas cases that he felt lacking while working as a government bureaucrat, and to have a lot of interaction with international classmates from various countries.


BA | Department of Political Science | Korea University | 2009 | Public Administration

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Sep 2018 – June 2019) – Global Master of Public Administration, dual degree program with SPIA, UGA Korea Central Officials Training Institute, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (Apr 2010 – Nov 2010) – Completed 6-month program of policy making & managerial skill for new civil servants Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Mar 2002 – Feb 2009) – BA in Public Administration – Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Received academic merit-based scholarships for 5 semesters

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Career Goals:

Based on what I will be learned at UGA, I will come back to the Korean government and strive to develop excellent policies. In addition, I want to become a learning officer who is not only confined to domestic issues in Korea but also has a constant interest in international trends and future issues.

Work Experience:

Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Sejong-si, South Korea Deputy Director, Export & Import Division • Investigated trends of export & import of South Korea • Analyzed effects on domestic industries by trade policies by major economies Deputy Director, Smart Factory Team • Realized smart factory dissemination and proliferation strategy based on “Manufacturing Industry Innovation Strategy 3.0”, set up the specialized institution Deputy Director, Climate Change & Industrial Environment Division • Planned “Activation plan on the safety & security industry” Deputy Director, Free Economic Zone Planning Office • Established “Action plan for Foreign Direct Investment to Korean Free Economic Zone” utilizing private sectors, attracted the 1-billion-dollar investment by a single project

Of Note

Recipient of the Minister of Science, ICT & Future Award (Jan 2017) Passed the Higher Civil Servant Exam (Nov 2009) – which recruits G5 servants

Research Interests

I am interested in policies to maintain and improve competitiveness of manufacturing industry in Korea, which is suffering from recent difficulties. At the same time, I am deeply concerned about advanced environmental policies in accordance with deepening of international environmental regulations. I want to learn a lot about governance that can harmonize industrial policy and environmental policy as well.