Siheung, Republic of Korea

  • City population: 
  • City/Urban area: 
  • Population Density: 
    More than 500 inhabitants per km²
  • GDP – city: 
    Between USD 15,000 and USD 25,000
  • GDP - country: 
    USD$ 27,221
  • Average number of years of schooling: 

Creating a sustainable learning community

Siheung is both a garden and industrial port city, and aspires to be a high-tech culture, leisure and tourist city.

Vision and Motivation

The city of Siheung hopes to enhance the capacities of its residents by consolidating social integration, stimulating the local economy and creating lifelong learning opportunities. It also hopes to develop into a sustainable community of living and learning.

Challenges and Goals

By looking back at the last 10 years of lifelong learning development in the city, Siheung will prepare for the next 10 years. It wants to open up new horizons of expansion of thinking and lifelong education by fostering communities, employment opportunities, education, democracy, culture and global networking.

Plan and Implementation

The city is helping disadvantaged groups who may not have had an opportunity to learn by providing lifelong learning programmes developed for people with disabilities. In addition, we support study circles and local lifelong learning leaders as our social capital to create a sustainable learning community. The city is also seeking to revitalize local communities, create learning-type jobs, and develop a variety of spaces for learning, art and culture.

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