We currently live in a knowledge-information based society due to rapid development and expansion of Information Technology. Through the use of telecommunication networks, knowledge information has emerged as a new type of resource. In addition, the quality of knowledge information and telecommunication networks will greatly influence a nation’s competitiveness. Through the Advanced Program for Information Communication & Broadcasting Policy (AIC), selected executives from government and private sectors will expand their understanding of the knowledge-information based society and informatization. They will also gain deeper insights on the telecommunication industry and the technologies involved. This program selects professionals in our nation’s knowledge-information industry and prepares them to effectively seek and select policies in this field.
This program was created in June 1995 with the support of the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication and the industrial sector. Applicants for this six-month professional education program must hold at least a director-level position in a government office or an executive-level position in the private sector. Expert industry professionals and academics are invited to speak about diverse topics related to knowledge-information based society and industry, including the use of telecommunication technology and the management of telecommunication policies.
Two regular lectures are held at GSPA’s Special Programs Lecture Room (Building No. 57-1, Room No. 109) every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:40 PM. A total of 32 regular lectures are offered over the course of six months. These lectures are conducted by eminent figures from various fields of expertise, including the GSPA faculty, professors from various other universities, high-ranking industry professionals. To complete this course, students must attend more than 2/3 of total lectures offered and write and present a policy report.
The purpose of orientation is to explain the program objectives and promote participant cooperation. Participants will introduce themselves and share their personal goals in regards to telecommunications and broadcasting policy.
Policy Debate (Syndicate)
The policy debate is an overnight training program. Participants decide on a current issue and divide into two opposing teams to debate over the issue. Through this training program, students acquire necessary skills for conflict resolution and learn how to carry out a productive and effective group debate.
Policy Report Proposal Presentation
Students select a research topic related to their academic and professional background and write a policy report, which outlines their research findings, under the supervision of their advisory professors. Students will present their policy proposals and be evaluated by fellow students and professors.
Field Trips and Seminars
Participants will take field trips to gain hands-on experience and learn more about the world’s quickly changing telecommunications and information technology industry. Participants will also visit well-known foreign organizations to receive training. Through these trips and seminars, students will acquire crucial industry knowledge and skills.