Verabschiedung von Dr. Norbert Eschborn durch Saenuri-Generalsekretär Hwang Jin Ha MP am 19.11.2015 in Seoul

Farewell of Dr. Norbert Eschborn

Saenuri Secretary General praises KAS work in Korea

Hwang Jin Ha MP, Secretary General of South Korea's ruling conservative Saenuri party, paid tribute to the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Korea. The foundation has enjoyed considerable reputation around the country and deserved Korea's credit for its work over almost 40 years, Hwang said. He also bade farewell to Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Resident Representative of KAS to Korea, whose term on the peninsula will come to an end after more than four years at the end of December.

25 Years of German Unity

Contributors to the "East German reconstrution" in a dialogue with the Korean press

Dr. Albin Nees, former Vice Minister for Social Affairs in the State of Saxony, and Thomas Kunz, Director General with the Thuringia Ministry of Justice, met with famous Korean columnist Kim Young-hie for a lenghty interview about their contributions to the rebuilding of the East German administration after 1990 including personal anecdotes. Both Nees and Kunz were in Korea as guests of KAS and spoke during a rule of law symposium in cooperation with the of the Korea University. more…

70 Years of Korea's Division

Inconclusiveness As a Guiding Principle?

In the latest issue of the KAS International Reports Dr. Norbert Eschborn, Representative of KAS to Korea, and Andreas Kindsvater draw a critical balance of six decades of South Korean unification policy. more…



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is one of the political foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its activities and projects, the Foundation realizes an active and substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. In the following we present the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its activities in Korea.



Inconclusiveness As a Guiding Principle?

Six Decades of South Korean Unification Policy

The question of the quality of inter-Korean relations and the inevitably associated debate on the reunification of the two countries on the Korean Peninsula do not generally lead to escalations in everyday politics in South [...] more…

"We have come to learn"

in Korean language

The publications contains interviews and conclusions of researches and dialogue programs undertaken between 2012 and 2014 by teachers of the Yeo-Myung School in Seoul in cooperation with KAS on the subject of merging education [...] more…

North Korean Refugees in South Korea

Arduous Escape and Difficult Integration

Since the division of states and the subsequent military conflict between North and South Korea, thousands of North Koreans fled their country in view of political repression and economic despair. Their target destination is [...] more…

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