Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Application at SungKongHoe University (SKHU) MAINS Program



Our cooperation in Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies (MAINS)

In partnership with the Sungkonghoe University, The May 18 Memorial Foundation provides scholarship to five (5) NGO activists in Asia. They were chosen based on their performance and participation in the Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School. This program called Masters of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies (MAINS) has a multidisciplinary curriculum, integrating academic and practitioners' training with dynamic changes occurring in Asia and the globe. It is unique in the field of studies on social changes, non-governmental organizations and civil society. The curriculum covers a wide range of current issues of international relations from both regional and global perspectives as a major field of studies.


Introduction

Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies (MAINS)


MAINS is jointly offered by the Inter-Asia Graduate School of NGO Studies at SungKongHoe University and the Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives.

Its multidisciplinary curriculum, integrating academic and practitioners' training with dynamic changes occurring in Asia and the globe, is unique in the field of studies on social changes, non-governmental organizations and civil society. The curriculum covers a wide range of current issues of international relations from both regional and global perspectives as a major field of studies, placing a special focus on the development of solidarity among civil society constituents.

MAINS is intended for the people who have been contributing or have the potential to contribute to a better understanding of or leading social changes in Asia. Benefiting from both academic and practical resources offered by two distinct host institutions, MAINS offers both intense and flexible preparation for either those seeking leadership and skills for more just and equitable social changes in Asia, or those seeking further studies in the field.

Inter-Asia Graduate School of NGO Studies (IGSONS)

Previously named Department of NGO Studies, this master's degree course was first established in 1998 to offer graduate training in the NGO field. The department is a unique academic institution in many ways. Not only is it the first university institution of its kind in Korea, but it has been at the forefront of bridging the world of practitioners with that of scholars. Since its inception, the department has generated keen interest from both academia and the public alike.

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)

ARENA is a regional network of concerned Asian scholars which aims to contribute to a process of awakening towards meaningful and people-oriented social change. ARENA draws its members from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, China, Australia and the US.

ARENA's official website: www.arenaonline.org

Faculty

Dean of IGSONS
Prof. Oh Jae-shik

MAINS Programme Faculty
Honorary Chair: Dr. Kinhide Mushakoji
Co-Directors: Professor Mohiuddin Ahmad and Dr. Hur Song-woo

Teaching Advisory Board
Chang, Dae-Up (Research Professor, Hong Kong University)
Chen, Kuan-Hsing (Tsing-Hua University, Editor of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Movement)
Cho, Jin-Tae (General Secretary, The 18 May Memorial Foundation)
Dr. Gosh, Jayati (India. Focus on the Global South)
Guerreoro, Dorothy (Focus on the Global South)
Lee, Chang-Hee (Senior Specialist on Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue, ILO Beijing Office)
Lee, SungHoon (General Secretary, Forum Asia)

Board of Teaching and Resource Persons
Hur, Song-woo (Gender Studies, SKHU)
Kaoru, Aoyama (Gender Studies, People’s Plan Study Group, Japan)
Lau, Kin Chi (Cultural Studies, Lingnan Univ. Hong Kong)
Lee, Francis Daehoon (Peace Studies, executive director, ARENA)
Lee, Jung-ok (Sociology, Daegu Catholic University)
Loh, Francis (Political Studies, University Sains Malaysia)
Mohuiddin, Ahmad (Economics, Community Development Library, Bangladesh)
Nimalka, Fernando (Lawyer, Democratic People’s Movement, Sri Lanka)
Park, Kyung-tae (Sociology, SKHU)
Saravanmuttu, Johan (Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore)
Tadem, Eduardo C. (Asian Studies, Asian Center, University of the Philippines)
Vinod, Raina (People’s Science Movement, India)

SungKongHoe University Faculty
Cho, Hee-yeon (Sociology)
Cho, Hyoje (Sociology)
Kim, Min-woong (International Relations)
Lee, Chong-Koo (Sociology)
Lee, Gi-ho (Political Studies)
Lee, Sang-Chul (Sociology)
Park, Eun-Hong (Sociology)
Kim, Yu-Soon (Social Welfare)
Ko, Byung-Hun (Humanities)
Shin, Hyun-Joon (Society and Culture)
Kim, Eun-Kyu (Theology)
Kwon, Jin-Kwan (Theology)
Jin, Young-Jong (English)
Jang, Hwa-Kyung (Japanese Studies)
Yang, Ki-Ho (Japanese Studies)
Jang, Young-Soek (Chinese Studies)
Paik, Won-Dam (Chinese Studies)

For more information and download application from please visit in this link:

http://www.skhu.ac.kr/eng/mains/04_admis.htm

SungKongHoe University (SKHU)
Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies
# Application Deadline : by the end of November 16th

# Notification of Admission (by phone and E-mail): In November

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