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Professor Sung Min Park Research Team Receives Excellent Thesis Award for BK21PLUS Project Efficiency Investigation 2022.06.29
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Department of Public Administration & Graduate School of Governance, Public Human Resource Development Research Center 

Professor Sung Min Park Research Team Receives Excellent Thesis Award

 for BK21PLUS Project Efficiency Investigation



Department of Public Administration & Graduate School of Governance, Public Human Resource Human Resource Development Research Center, Professor Sung Min Park’s Research Team was awarded Excellent Thesis award for BK21PLUS project efficiency related research. The thesis title is, ‘High-education policy Efficiency Analysis Research: Focused on BK21PLUS Project using Data Envelopment Analysis’ and was written by Professor Sung Min Park, including Head of Center, Jung Huh (National Research Foundation of Korea (NRFK), Korea-US Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO).


The academic journal ‘Future Pedagogy Research’, published by Yonsei University’s Institute of Education Research to contribute to improvement of academic community, annually selects and awards Excellent Thesis award to academically valuable paper. The ‘Excellent Thesis’ is selected under strict standards after publishing the final journal of the year and after receiving recommendation from Future Pedagogy Research Thesis award judging committee, the awardee is decided by the Thesis Award Selection Committee.

During the awarding ceremony and ‘Excellent Thesis’ academic seminar presentation, Professor Park had discussion with various pedagogy and policy studies scholars about the future development direction of BK21PLUS project.


The thesis selected for excellence award provides specific information of effective project management by having results analysis about how effectively BK21PLUS project (higher education policy) was managed in economic perspective. Also, effectiveness was investigated for science & technology field’s 265 teams/business groups using DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) method, setting national support funding, amount of human resource as input data, and project result as output data.


As a result, the thesis suggested necessity of active disclosure & return system for input/output and practical implication that systematic participation rate application considering academic field or major features is needed rather than current regulated uniform participation rate application. Also, the project groups (or teams) are predicted to require more efforts for efficiency improvement pertaining to not only input factors, but also various management factors including organizational operations, institutional support, and establishment of strategic governance systems. The results and implications suggested in this research are expected to provide many implications to our school’s project groups/teams that are preparing for 2023 BK21PLUS project mid-term assessment.

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