□ The Ministry of Unification announced that the colleges for the
Omnibus Special Lectures and Unification & North Korea Courses
Project have been selected for the first semester of 2018.
Out of 30 universities that applied for state funding, eight were
selected to receive support for the Omnibus Special Lectures, and 19
for the Unification & North Korea Courses Project.
□ Many universities in non-metropolitan areas and new universities
have been selected for this year’s project in order to promote
education on unification and to provide more opportunities for
students to participate in such education projects.
o Specifically 15 universities from non-metropolitan areas, 5 new
universities, and 3 teachers’ colleges have been selected.
o During the first semester of 2018, special lectures will cover an
array of topics including culture, arts, and multiculturalism, in
addition to politics and economics, which have been the main course
topics for unification education.
□ The Ministry of Unification conducted education on unification for
9,000 students from 32 different universities and colleges last year
through the Omnibus Special Lectures and Unification & North Korea
o Since the project was first launched in the second semester of
2016, more than 14,000 students from 37 universities had the
opportunity to learn more about Korean reunification in depth.
□ In an effort to reflect the opinions of the universities and to
improve the efficiency of the project, officials from the Ministry of
Unification will visit each university to monitor the project progress
and provide consultation on the Omnibus Special Lectures and
Unification & North Korea Courses Project.
o Meanwhile, the universities to receive support during the second
semester of 2018 will be selected in April and May.