The Urban Science College received its approval for the establishment in December 2009. The department aims to cultivate extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience in administration and management in its students in order to produce experts specialized for the city of Incheon.
The study of urban policy and administration is ‘practical and comprehensive social science’ that suggests theoretical research and applied administrative techniques for developing practical, comprehensive, and progressive administrative policies to respond to the diverse characteristics and problems of urbanization, such as large-scale urban transformations, different public services, regional growth and development, regional economy, housing, transportation, and environment.
Accordingly, we aim to cultivate practical knowledge in students in order to produce experts with comprehensive thinking ability and creativity as urban administrators who supervise and run the city. Moreover, our students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge from hands-on experience and develop into excellent city professionals possessing outstanding skills of solving various urban problems. Graduates of the department enter graduate schools and national/local service as well as public and private enterprises, contributing to the qualitative development of urban administration that can improve the quality of life of Korean citizens.