The Summer Seminar on Population was originally launched by the East-West Center (EWC) in 1970 and earned its reputation as a renowned set of seminars on population. In 2013, the responsibilities for population activities were transferred from the EWC to Statistics Korea (KOSTAT). Statistics Korea launched the 1st KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population in 2014 and is continuing to conduct the Summer Seminar on Population annually. From the fourth year (2017), the Summer Seminar on Population has been co-hosted with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and it has been jointly hosted by KOSTAT and UNFPA annually.
The Summer Seminar on Population will serve as a forum for individuals and institutions concerned with population-related issues to promote their statistical capacities around the world by providing an independent and consecutive series of seminars to government statisticians and graduate students. Now, the KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population is a world-renowned platform where hundreds of participants from over 20 countries have joined us to share and discuss population-related issues.
The 6th KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population will be held from July 22 to August 9, 2019. Three consecutive and independent workshops covering “Application of R to Demographic Analysis”, “Analysis of Demographic Data with GIS Technology”, and “Methods for Analyzing the Life Course” will be held in Daejeon, Busan, and Seoul to reflect current trends and demands on statistics from around the world. Participants may select one, two, or all three workshops.
The Summer Seminar will also provide a meaningful opportunity to enjoy Korea and its culture with one-day field trips scheduled at the end of each workshop.