Since its foundation in 1989, the National Youth Policy Institute has been dedicated to researching and developing youth policies as the only national research hub in Korea uniquely focused on youth issues.
Our research areas include, but are not limited to, policies for youth activities, vulnerable youth such as dropouts, immigrant youth, and runaways, and youth human rights. Recently, we have broadened the scope of research to include media, community ecology, and future social changes as well. Apart from policy research, we also collect and provide survey data and statistics on youth, and publish high quality journal articles, contributing to the academic research in the field of youth study.
In the era of decentralized governance, we also carry out policy research and projects for local governments and communities, and proactively respond to the research demands on young adults, working closely with field experts, youth, and young adults.
We will continue responding to the social issues and changes that the 4th industrial revolution and COVID-19 will bring to youth and young adults, take the initiatives in leading policy innovation for youth and young adults, and serve as a global research hub where distinguished scholars and experts on youth issues around the world intersect and collaborate together.