Introduction of the Summer Seminar on Population
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 10th KOSTAT-UNFPA Summer Seminar on Population is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 10, 2023. Along with the Plenary Lecture on the first day of the program, it will feature three independent and consecutive workshops covering topics such as “Introduction to Demography with R”, “Standardization and Decomposition”, and “Fertility and Family”.
This year’s program will be conducted hybrid (Plenary Lecture), face-to-face (Workshop 1 and 2) and online (Workshop 3).