The dg.o 2019 will be held in Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University.

Address: 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 08826



Seoul National University (SNU) was founded in 1946 as the first national university in Republic of Korea and is considered as the most prestigious university in the country. Located in the southern part of Seoul, with the largest campus in the capital city, it consists of 16 colleges, 1 Graduate School and 10 Professional Schools, 2,620 full-time faculty members, 16,511 undergraduate students and 12,119 graduate students.



The Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) of Seoul National University is one of the top leading education institutions in Asia that achieved its success through its world-class research and educational infrastructure, strong ties and network with developing countries, and numerous professional training programs. According to the 2017 QS World University Ranking by Subject, in the area of Social Policy & Administration, Seoul National University has been ranked as 15th in the world, showing its upward trend up from the 17th place in 2016.


The GSPA has 28 full-time faculty members, whose research expertise ranges over diverse topics including but not limited to: public administration, public policy, economics, political science, law, social science, and journalism. There are also three research centers (The Korea Institute of Public Affairs, Asia Development Institute, and Institute of Policy Knowledge & Information) and six Research Center Clusters (Research Center for Public Administration & Policy, National Leadership Center, Center for Organizational Diagnosis & Evaluation Research, Center for Survey Research, Public Performance Management Research Center, and Research Center for Market and Government). Each year, the graduate school holds seminars with more than 30 international scholars and hosts around 5 international workshops or gatherings.


City of Seoul

Seoul is one of the most visited cities in the world, with countless tourist attractions and a variety of social and cultural activities throughout the year, as well as outstanding restaurants serving all types of cuisine and food around the world. Examples of activities that may be interesting for dg.o participants would include a bus trip around the Seoul city, a group visit to the 14th century palace, or a visit to the Demilitarized Zone.


How to reach Seoul?

The biggest airport in Republic of Korea is Incheon (IATA code: ICN); Airport limousine bus is the preferred mode of transportation between the Incheon international airport and SNU (as listed below). Alternatively, it will cost around 60 USD per trip to take a taxi from the airport to the venue (and vice versa). connections.


1. From Incheon International Airport to Hoam Faculty House

Take the airport limousine bus #6017 at Gate 6B or 13A (13 USD per person, every 30-40 minutes).
Get off at the last stop, “Hoam Faculty House.”


2. From Incheon International Airport to SNU Main Gate (walking distance from the venue)

Take the airport limousine bus #6003 at Gate 6B or 13A (8 USD per person, every 15-30 minutes).
Get off at the last stop, “Seoul National University Front Gate.”
Free shuttle bus services are available within the campus and public transportation (i.e., bus lines and subway no. 2 green line) conveniently connects SNU to the downtown area and other parts of Seoul.