The Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) was established with the aim of recognizing ‘unification’ and ‘peace’ as the most important tasks of the Korean people and nation. At IPUS, we aim to contribute to society through academic research on the various issues that will need to be solved in the process of realizing unification and peace



2019. 12.
SNU Research Initiative for Peace Research
2019. 06.
Launch of the Korean National University Peace Network
2018. 03.
Professor Leem Kyung-hoon takes office as the 7th president of IPUS
2016. 05.
Professor Chung Geuk Sik takes office as the 6th president of IPUS
2016. 03.
Selection as a Unification Education Leading University
2015. 07.
The Unification Foundation project begins
2014. 06.
Unification Research Network is launched
2013. 10.
The first Peace Academy is launched
2013. 05.
The first issue of the English journal ‘Asian Journal of Peace building’ is published
2011. 04.
The Institute’s name is changed to ‘SNU Institute for Peace and Unification Studies’
2010. 12.
SNU IPUS selection of HK Peace and Humanities Research Group projects


2009. 06.
The first issue of the Korean-language journal ‘Unification and Peace’ is published.
2008. 08. 22.
The Institute’s name is changed to ‘Unification and Peace Research Center’
2007. 05.
Unification Perception surveys begin
2007. 04.
The first Unification Academy is launched
2006. 04. 12.
The SNU Unification Research Center is launched with Prof. Park Myeong-kyu as chief.
2003. 10.
Unification Research Support Project begins.
2003. 08.
SNU Unification Studies Steering Committee is inaugurated.
2000. 11.
The SNU Unification Forum is launched with Prof. Chang Dal-Joong as chairman.