UNESCO-UNITWIN Host UnviersityTo strengthen educational capacity-building for sustainable development, UNESCO links universities through the University Twinning and Networking(UNITWIN) Programme. UNITWIN Network projects have proven useful in establishing new teaching programmes, generating new ideas through research and reflection, and facilitating the enrichment of existing university programmes while respecting cultural diversity. Handong Global University, as Korea's first UNESCO UNITWIN host university, has been conducting various higher education programs with universities in developing countries, such as entrepreneurship training, joint education program, and so forth. UNITWIN projects have received recognition for its excellent achievements from the Korean government, the United Nations, and UNESCO for over 10 years.
UNAI Member/UN Hub UniversityThe United Nations Academic Impact(UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education, scholars and research with the UN in order to address priority issues with which our world is faced. UNAI is an initiative of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, officially established in 2010 at the UN headquarters in New York by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to align institutions of higher education and research with the United Nations.
UNAI Ban Ki-moon Institute for Global Education(IGE)In May 2019, the ‘Ban Ki-moon Institute for Global Education(IGE)’ was opened with support of United Nations Academic Impact(UNAI) Korea. UNAI Ban Ki-moon Institute for Global Education(IGE) was established at HGU in response to calls by the United Nations and the international community to implement Global Citizenship Education(GCED) as a new educational paradigm, a paradigm for providing sustainable solutions for transforming the world in the era of the SDGs. Founded and administered through cooperation between HGU and UNAI Korea, IGE will offer such education at its Globally Responsible and Advanced Citizenship Education(GRACE) School. GRACE School will incorporate essential subject areas and the essence of GCED into 6 core courses and offer it to students as part of a program leading to a Certificate in Holistic Global Citizenship.
OECD Internship ProgrammeHandong Global University and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) signed on a Memorandum of Agreement to initiate an official internship programme. The internship agreement with the OECD was the first of its kind for any university in Korea. Pursuant to the agreement, HGU has sent student interns to the OECD every year since 2008.