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Academic Exchange

Purpose

A. Strengthening academic competitiveness through increasing exchanges among domestic universities and academic research institutions.

B. Improving quality of education and promoting the institution prestige by facilitating exchange and cooperation with research institutions and universities both foreign and domestic.

Domestic Academic Exchange

- Regulation on credit exchange

Regulation Content
Qualification to Apply
  • Degree holders from National Security College or the Graduate School of Defense Management.
  • Graduates from colleges or recipients of commissioned education that have scholastic exchange agreement with KNDU.
Application Date
  • Prior to start of normal semesters (Feb, Aug).
Application Process
  • Requires permission from the head-professor or an advisor; must be granted permission from the college after submitting the application.
Credit & Grade
  • Cannot take courses from another graduate school that overlaps with the applicant’s graduate school.
  • Maximum 3 credits per semester allowed from another college and 6 credits per year.
  • However, under the dean of faculty's permission, exchange and the range of credits can be increased/decreased when necessary.
Number of Applicants
  • No limit on the number of students, except when deemed necessary by the professor due to excessive number of students.
credit recognition and grade evaluation
  • credit from other universities are transferable but not calculated into grades.
  • grades are evaluated through absolute evaluation, and in accordance with university evaluation policy.
School Regulations
  • Students must adhere to school regulations. Violations may result in academic disqualification.
Use of Library
  • Students qualified for credit exchange and have been issued IDs may read or borrow books according to the library regulations.
Use of Facilities
  • Students qualified for credit exchange can use school facilities.

Domestic Academic Institutes in Exchange Agreement with KNDU

University Date Organization Date
Korea Univ. 2000. 1. 24 Sejong Institute 2000. 5. 30
Ehwa Women's Univ. 2000. 1. 11 National Assembly Library 2001. 5. 28
Yonsei Univ. 2000. 2. 24 Seoul City Gangnam-gu Office 2003. 8. 8
Kyonggi Univ. 2000. 3. 16 Korea Institute for National Unification 2004. 5. 11
Sogang Univ. 2000. 5. 25 Korea Defense Industry Association 2008.12.3.
KDI IPC 2000. 10. 25 Korea National Diplomatic Academy 2010.9.9.
Sungkyunkwan Univ. 2000. 10. 30 Korea Database Agency 2011.3.30.
Korea Aerospace Univ. 2002. 1. 29 Korea International Cooperation Agency 2011.10.6.
Myungji Univ. 2002. 1. 31 Financial Supervisory Service 2013.3.8.
Sookmyung Univ. 2002. 2. 15 Press Arbitration Commission 2013.9.12.
Chodang Univ. 2002. 5. 31 Korea Association of Information Management 2014.2.4.
Inha Univ. 2002. 10. 4 The Academy of Korean Studies 2014.3.18.
Seoul National Univ. 2003. 1. 8 Central Officials Training Institute 2014.5.29
Kyunghee Univ. 2003. 1. 16 Chungcheongnam-do provincial Government 2017. 9. 26
Kyungwon Univ. 2003. 6. 16 Nonsan city 2017. 9. 26
Kwandong Univ. 2003. 6. 16 Goyang city 2018. 3. 8
POSTECH 2004. 7. 12
Hansung Univ. 2005. 1. 24
Hanlim Univ. of Graduate Studies 2005. 2. 25
Handong Global Univ. 2005. 3. 18
Dongyang Univ. 2005. 8. 22
Chungang Univ. 2005. 11. 21
Youngnam Univ. 2006. 3. 6.
Chosun Univ. 2006. 4. 17
Cheongju Univ. 2006.10.25.
Daejeon Univ. 2006.10.26.
Chungnam National Univ. 2006.10.25
Seoul Cyber Univ. 2007.12.13
Soongshil Univ. 2008.2.26.
Ajou Univ. 2008.7.23.
Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies 2008.8.26.
Kookmin Univ. 2009.4.10
Sungshin Women’s Univ. 2009.4.15
Gyeongsang Univ. 2010.2.26
Hanyang Univ. 2010.12.2
Soonchunhyang Univ. 2011.09.16
Sejong Univ. 2011.10.27
Mokwon Univ. 2013.6.26
Hannam Univ. 2013.7.4
Konyang Univ. 2013.7.4
Dongkuk Univ. 2014.4.9
Wonkwang Univ. 2015.5.18
Chonbuk National Univ. 2015.6.17
KAIST 2016.2.2
Kongju Univ. 2016.4.26
Chungbuk Univ. 2016.11.18
Total of 46 Univ. Total of 16 Organizations

International Academic Exchange (19 countries, 23 organizations)

Organization Content Date
USA Naval Postgraduate School
  • Academic exchange of professors and researchers
  • Exchange of programs for Master’s degree students
    - Freshman : Education at KNDU
    - Sophomore : education and degree at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
  • Academic research and mutual exchange of publications
2003. 9.23
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University
  • Academic exchange of professors and researchers
  • Joint research & co-hosting academic seminars
2004. 9.17
National Defense University
  • Academic exchange of professors and researchers
  • Educational exchange for foreign students
  • Joint academic research and exchange
2004.10.13
(first contact)
2016. 2. 14
(recontact)
RAND Corporation
  • Academic exchange of professors and researchers
  • Joint research and academic exchange
  • Educational exchange for foreign students
2005. 3. 1
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • Educational exchange for foreign students
  • Mutual visits and personnel exchange
  • Joint research, seminars/exchange of publications, education, and training
  • Support for APCSS Korean alumni
2014.9.2
People’s Liberation Army National Defense University
  • High-ranking school officials conference: mutual biannual visits
  • Student delegation visits to promote mutual understanding
  • Mutual visits and lectures by professors and researchers of both institutions
2004. 4.22.
Australian Defence College
  • Joint research and academic exchange
  • Student delegation visits to promote mutual understanding
  • Mutual visits and lectures by professors and researchers of both institutions
2005. 9.20
Defense University of Mongolia
  • Host conferences, seminars, discussions in areas of mutual interest
  • Mutual academic support for master’s degree and Ph.D. degree programs
  • Exchange of data related to training, research, and academic courses
2007. 5.29
Israeli National Defense College
  • Mutual exchange and visits of university heads
  • Student delegation visits to promote mutual understanding
  • Mutual visits and lectures by professors and researchers of both institutions
2008.12.14
Columbia War College
  • Mutual visits by student delegation and faculty heads
  • Exchange of lectures by professors and researchers
  • Exchange and cooperation with regards to PKO center
2011.11.10
Swedish Armed Forces
  • Opportunity for Swedish officers to lecture at KNDU
  • Mutual cooperation in the area of PKO
  • Sharing knowledge and curriculum of PKO education
2011.12.12
Vietnam National Defense Academy
  • Academic exchange of professors and researchers
  • Mutual visits by high-ranking officials and student delegation
2012.9.25
Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  • Academic exchange
  • Facilitating student and professor exchange
2012.10.30
Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • Exchange and visits by professors and researchers as well as academic exchange
  • Student exchange and training
  • Cooperation with regards to research center administration and operation
2012.11.16
National Defence University of Warsaw
  • Talks between representatives
  • Mutual visits by student delegations
  • Lecture exchange by professors and researchers
  • Mutual exchange of academic research, publication, and data
  • Joint research and co-hosting academic seminars
2013.10.23
Universitas Pertahanan(UNHAN), Indonesia
  • Exchange of professors and researchers
  • Exchange of books, publications, documents
  • Mutual participation in meetings, workshops and programs in the area of interest
  • Joint research and promotion of publishing joint research results
  • Mutual academic visits and support scholarship
2015.7.6
National Center for Higher Studies, Republic of Peru(CAEN)
  • Mutual research and exchange of research
  • Participation in meetings, workshops in the area of interest
  • Exchange of publications
2015.11.23
S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies(NTU-RSIS)
  • Exchange of professors and researchers
  • Exchange of publications, documents
  • Participation in meetings, workshops and symposium in the area of mutual interest
2016.1.26
National University of Public Service(NUPS)
  • Mutual visits of university heads
  • Exchange of professors and researchers
  • Exchange of research results and joint publications
2016.5.20
General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University(KDU), Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Mutual visits to develop cooperative relationships
  • Presentation and discussion on issues of mutual interests by exchange of students
  • Exchange of teaching staff and researchers
2016.10.04
National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates(NDC)
  • Cooperation of academic and research area
  • Exchange of publications, research results, information and experience
  • Exchange of training and educational program
2016.11.22
Royal College of Defense Studies, United Kingdom
  • Mutual visits to develop cooperative relationships
  • Presentation and discussion on issues of mutual interests by exchange of students
  • Exchange of teaching staff and researchers
  • Exchange of publication materials
2017.6.24
Swedish Defense University(SEDU)
  • Mutual visits to develop cooperative relationships
  • Presentation and discussion on issues of mutual interests by exchange of students
  • Exchange of teaching staff and researchers
  • Exchange of publication materials
2017.9.13
French Institute for Higher National Defense Studies(IHEDN)
  • Promotion of academic networking and exchanges, as well as reciprocal access to the libraries of Participants
  • Provision of reciprocal study visits
  • Joint strategic research in the field of defense and security studies
2018.5.25