The Scandinavian Institute for Policy Studies (SCIPS, organization number 802446-9424) was founded with the purpose of contributing to sustainable development, enhancing quality of life and building successful society.

In order to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes, three activities are driven: research, education, publication and international conference.

Since 2011, the SCIPS has acquired the status for inviting international visiting scholars approved by the Swedish Research Council (FF-2015-393, See the entire list of the Swedish universities and research institutes with the status).

The main focus of research touches upon addressing conditions for sustainable development, enhancing quality of life and building successful society. Globalization, global warming and migration have changed conditions of development in established industries and, more harshly, in developing countries. One of issues in the research activities is the Swedish and Nordic Model. The Nordic countries have undergone unique process in building democracy with low level of corruption, welfare state and market economy.

What made them so successful in building democratic institutions and how the Nordic countries have successively built up both competitive market economy and sustainable welfare state are some issues to be studied.

Another activities of the institute is to host a series of international conference and academic seminars. Stockholm Forum during the Alemedalen Political Week held on annual basis provides a meeting place for opinion leaders - politicians, young political aspirants, scholars, bureaucrats, practitioners and journalists - from developing as well as developed countries.

Anyone who supports the purposes of the institute can be a member. Members will be given priorities to participate in conference and seminars. For members, results from research will also be shared.

The SCIPS carries out both theoretical/empirical studies and publication of articles and books in the following research themes:

  • Policy evaluation
  • The Swedish (Nordic) Model
  • Sustainable welfare state
  • Welfare finance
  • Labor market policy and peaceful labor-capital relationship
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Political leadership training
  • Political parties and party politics
  • Building successful society
  • Politics of happiness and quality of life
  • Political productivity
  • Government size, structure and effectiveness in bureaucracy
  • SOU and the law-making process
  • Swedish Budget politics
  • Good governmence and anti-corruption politics
  • National and parliamentary auditing system
  • Institutional remedies for prevention of social conflicts
  • Reducing social polarization
  • Environmental and energy policy
  • Gender and democracy
  • ODA for democracy building
  • Fighting corruptions and confidence building
  • Multiculturalism and integration policy
  • Civic education and democracy promotion
  • Education for creative and critical thinking
  • Sustainable development and distributional justice
  • Community building in Scandinavian style
  • Sustainable city planning and construction
  • Local democracy and decentralization
  • Immigration policy and right extremism


  • Adolphe Lawson, Ph.D., former Executive Secretary of Advisory Board of Corruption, African Union
  • Stanislaw Zyborowicz, Ph.D., Institute of Journalism and Political Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Kwangsoo Yang, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Nagasaki
  • Hyeong-Joon Kim, Ph.D. in Political Science, Professor, Myeong Ji University
  • Jin-Ho Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science, Jeju National University
  • Sven E O Hort, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Kwang-Seop Shin, former CEO of Swetra and former Chair of the Korean Swedish Association


  • Yonhyok Choe, Director
  • Yeseul Lee, Research staff
  • Yena Lee, Administrative staff
  • Hyejung Cho, Accountant general


  • Jungmin Ryu, Ph.D. candidate, Public Administration, Research fellow
  • Go Eun Lee, MA., Sociology, Researcher
  • Nari Kim, Ph.D. candidate, Public Administration, Researcher


  • Jin-Ho Kim, Department of Political Science, Jeju National University, Professor, Visiting scholar
  • Jumho Bae, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Kwangsoo Yang, Faculty of Economics, University of Nagasaki, Professor, Visiting scholar
  • Jang Seob Kwon, Transportation Planning Division, Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency in Korea, Ph.D., Visiting fellow
  • Ki-Ryon Shin, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Jae Myong Lee, The Hankyoreh, Visiting fellow
  • Ji Eun Lee, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea, Visiting fellow
  • Young Joo Kwon, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Han Il Lim, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Visiting fellow
  • Jiyung Lee, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Sang Woon Kim, Korea Education and Information Service, Ph.D., Visiting Researcher
  • Jung Hyun Yoo, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Janghun Jeong, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Visiting fellow
  • Jinseok Kim, Seoul Women's University, Professor, Visiting scholar
  • Kyoung-Chan Kim, Korean Institute of Criminology, Research Fellow
  • Dong Yule Kim, Ministry of Justice, Visiting fellow
  • Geunho Lee, Jeonju University, Professor, Visiting scholar
  • Wankyo Hyun, Director General, Board of Audit and Inspection, Visiting fellow
  • Ho-Yeon Song, National Tax Service, Visiting fellow
  • Jungmin Ryu, Graduate School of Public Administration, Yonsei University, Ph.D. candidate, Research fellow
  • Minhee Choi, Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI), Visiting fellow



  • Yeiji Kim, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  • Yena Lee, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea
  • Yeseul Lee, Graduate School of Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University


  • Soojin Yoon, Master Program in Welfare Policies and Management, Lund University
  • Chang Il Kim, Graduate School of Political Science, Stockholm University


  • Ji Hyun Lee, Graduate School of Business Administration, Stockholm University


  • Hyelim Park, Ewha Womens University, BA
  • Yoonjeong Woo, Ewha Womens University, BA


  • Mingyo Jeon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Shadow Cabinet Training Program


  • Yeongje Lee, Konkuk University, Stockholm Forum
  • Kunju Im, Konkuk University, Stockholm Forum
  • Sooji Son, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyewon Jeong, University of Seoul, Stockholm Forum
  • Yuna Kim, University of Seoul, Stockholm Forum
  • Jihae Yoon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyelim Ahn, Uppsala University, Stockholm Forum
  • Jieun Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Stockholm Forum


  • Youngeun Chung, Uppsala University, Stockholm Forum
  • Seo-Young Kim, Hanyang University, Stockholm Forum
  • Hyerin Park, Hanyang University, Stockholm Forum
  • Yongsun Park, Ajou University, Stockholm Forum