The Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA), established in 1956, is the largest and most prominent professional association in the field of public administration in Korea. KAPA encourages excellence in research, teaching, and practice in the field of public policy and public management
KAPA’ s membership includes individual and institutional members, practitioners, scholars and students. With a diverse membership composed of more than 1,500 practitioners, teachers, students and institutions, KAPA has emerged as the focal point for intellectual and professional interactions, thereby serving as the principal arena for linking thought and practice within the field of public administration.
KAPA operates through its annual quarterly academic conferences, newsletters, the International Review of Public Administration (in English), and the Korean Review of Public Administration (in Korean).
In 2011 the President of KAPA is Dr. Kim, Byong Seob, Seoul National University.
His e-mail address is
KAPA has seven regional chapters which are the backbone of the organization. Regional chapter programs and activities provide the primary interaction of many members with KAPA
Sections offer members the chance to meet and interact with other professionals, who are concerned with the same substantive area of public administration. Currently, there are seven sections operating in conjunction with KAPA: the Personnel Administration Section, Public Finance Section, Public Policy Section, Organization Studies Section, Electronic Government Section, Local Government Section, and History of Public Administration among scholars in the same area, sections sponsor sessions in KAPA’ s quarterly conferences.
Application → Fee Payment → Approval → Notification
Membership Fee Payment
Membership fees are used for members’ activities such as seminar organization and printing of the KAPA’s newsletter and journals.
ㆍ Annual fee
Regular member: 50,000 won
an associate member : 40,000 Won
Institutional member : 300,000 won
ㆍ Lifetime membership fee : 500,000 won
ㆍ Admission fee
Individual member: 30,000 won
Institute member: 10,000 won
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