Republic of Korea

UNESCO Chair in Communication Technology for Women (536), established in 1998 at Sookmyung Women's University, within the framework of ORBICOM Network (Republic of Korea).


Communication technology.


  • To enhance the institutional capacity-building of the University by constructing a data bank on the media and communication in the Asia and the pacific region.
  • To promote advance co-operation among countries in the region through collecting, analyzing and sharing statistical data and by promoting a consistent monitoring system to ascertain the development of public reception and increase equal employment for women in the media as well as by consolidating solidarity among women through strengthening each national information system for and about women and extending the communication network among the countries in Asia and the Pacific.
  • The Chair shall be an instrument for establishing scientific co-operation between high-level, recognized researchers in the research team of the University and at other universities and research institutions, both at national and regional levels.

Host Institution

Asia Pacific Women's Information Network Center, Sookmyung Women's University

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information.

Contact: Dr Sun Hye Hwang, President

Asia Pacific Women's Information Network Center, Sookmyung Women's University
E-mail:  hwangshp(at)

Phone: +82-2-710-9601; +82-2-710-9603

Fax: +82-2-710-9604 

53-12 Chungpa-dong 2 ka, Yongsan-gu
Seoul 140-742
Republic of Korea