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Kyung Hee University - the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (KHU-GIP)

Built on the experiences and expertise developed by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations) and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University, this degree explores the different facets of the actions undertaken in the international field to promote, preserve and defend peace. 

PhD Programmes



The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP) was established in 1984 with the aim of training potential world leaders who possess a vision of a new global civil society and are committed to the promotion of peace and human welfare


The learner and learning experience will be at the center of the approach. Group work, participation in discussion fora and exercises in each module and the mixed team of tutors/lecturers per module are particular features of the program.


WFUNA offers exceptional opportunities for talented individuals who share a commitment to advancing the cause of global cooperation through a strengthened United Nations system. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and we welcome your interest in an open position. Positions may be located in either our New York, Geneva or Seoul offices.

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Student services

Simulation active leadership program such as model UN, mock cabinet, and mock parliament are held during the academic semester. The early semester leadership program is conducted every semester right before the graduation ceremony. It introduces the basic fundamentals to newcomers and reminds it to the senior students. All programs are organized by the student body council and is conducted with the cooperation of the administrative office and the faculty.

Student Life

Campus life

Gwangneung Campus 

The GIP is located in Jinjobup, Namyangju City, Gyonggi Province, 24km northeast of Seoul. The area has beautiful natural scenery, and the Kwangnung arboretum and the tomb of the famous King Sejo are adjacent to the Institute. There are six buildings including the main building, a library, a dormitory, a meditation hall, a gymnasium and an apartment for professors. All of them are facilities for education and living. 

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