Festveranstaltung des KAS-Partners Youido Institute in Seoul aus Anlass des Abschlusses der institutsinternen Reform.

Internal Reform concluded

At New Start Youido Institute sets Ambitious Goals

The governing Saenuri Party's education institution, Youido Institute, celebrated the conclusion of its long-term organizational reform on October 10, 2013 in the presence of party chairman Hwang Woo Yeo and KAS Representative to Korea, Dr. Norbert Eschborn. In the future YI which has been a KAS partner since 2010 will dedicate much of their resources to civic education of Koreans and extensive research on current issues regarding politics and society.

KAS Deputy Chairwoman in South Korea

Hildigund Neubert: "Work of Korean KAS partners is commendable and indispensable"

From 21-25 August 2013 Hildigund Neubert, Deputy Chairwoman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, visited the divided nation on invitation of KAS Korea. For Neubert it was already her second visit to South Korea since 2011. The outgoing Commissioner of the Free State of Thuringia for the Archives of the State Security Service of the former GDR has been a member of the consultation body of Germany and the Republic of Korea for matters on Korean reunification since its establishment in 2011. more…

New Publication on the Environment

Environmental Politics and Law in Germany and South Korea

A new publication on environmental politics and law in Germany and South Korea was introduced by KAS Korea in March 2013. The bilingual book in German and Korean contains a co-production of German and Korean authors, reflecting the developments in the two countries for the last 60 years. This publication documents South Korea's claim to become a future major actor on the international stage regarding environmental matters. For more information please refer to our German and Korean websites. 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.



June 26

Regulatory Framework for Successful Small and Medium Enterprises

The German Model and the Korean Perspectives

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Previous events

Apr. 17

Fully booked

Experts' Meeting

Security Concepts of the Republic of Korea

Apr. 16

Theme Week Security 2014: Military Cooperation between Korea and Europe

Present and Future

Apr. 15

Theme Week Security 2014: Maritime Domain and Security

Korean and European Perspectives


Vade Mecum for Korean Unification

by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Blum

Within a very short period of time, communist North Korea could become as politically unstable as East Germany did more than twenty years ago. What does the German experience tell us? more…

South Korea on a Journey of Self-Discovery

From „Victim Nationalism“ to Nation Branding

People familiar with Korea are generally aware of the fact that Korean nationalism can present the greatest obstacle to foreigners trying to understand what the Koreans are like. There is clearly a specifically Korean type of [...] more…

"On April 15th, the threats will end"

Head of the KAS-office in Seoul on the Korean crisis

Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the Republic of Korea, Dr. Norbert Eschborn, believes the Korean conflict could soon reach its end. In addition, the closure of the special economic zone Kaesong has [...] more…

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