Global Summit for Student Affairs 2024 in south korea

May 21-25, 2024 in South Korea.

To the members of the European Council for Student Affairs
To European colleagues

Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,
how can UNESCO’s sustainability goals be implemented in innovative practical examples in student services and universities? How can students get involved and why is it important to involve them? Which forms of cooperation, which technologies and which political changes are necessary for this?

These are the topics of the biennial Global Summit for Student Affairs, which will take place in South Korea from 21-25 May 2024. It will be hosted by the Korean Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF), a long-standing partner of DSW, which distributes billions in student funding to students in South Korea on behalf of the government according to social and performance criteria.

The DSW invites you to participate in a small delegation to the summit, ideally we can form an own ECStA group and cooperate also on presentations. We are planning a joint arrival on 19 May 2024 and a return journey with a possible stopover in Seoul from 25 May 2024.
The summit offers an excellent opportunity to network with the management level of STW-like structures worldwide, but also to get to know the educational landscape in Korea better in the form of two campus tours. At the same time, such an event is always a good opportunity to network with other participants from Europe.
Further information and the registration link can be found on the conference page: . Please register for the summit directly on the conference website!
We have attached practical information on the planned delegation for you. If you want to join us, please get back to us by mail or let us know about your interest in the online delegation form as soon as possible.
We would be delighted to get you on board in the global debate on sustainability in student affairs!


Conference fee: 200 EUR
Flight costs: ca. 1.500 EUR
Hotel costs: ca. 100 USD per night
Please note that all costs must be covered individually.

The Global Summit will be held in English. An intermediate level of English (B1/B2) would be necessary for a good understanding of the contributions.

Please register online on the Website of the Global Summit.

Early registration fee until 31 January 2024
– 150 EUR for members (Effective members)
– 200 EUR for non-members (Observer members)
– 75 EUR fee for virtual participants.
Registration includes all meals and excursions May 21-25, 2024
For a better coordination of the travel group, we also ask you to register online at the DSW:

Please book your accommodation in Daegu and, if necessary, Seoul directly. There are some hotel suggestions for Daegu on the conference website under “Logistics”. Please contact the hotels yourself and let them know that you are attending the Global Summit when you make your reservation. Some hotels have rooms available for conference participants.
Alternatively, you can use the following link to book a hotel room in Daegu in a hotel contingent reserved by KOSAF.

Interest in presentation
If you are interested in making a contribution to one of the DSW presentations on the subject of sustainability / student well-being / mental health, please contact the DSW International Relations Office as soon as possible:

Travel options
Outward journey
19 May 2024 – Sunday Departure from Germany in the afternoon Option A: 15:25 from Frankfurt (LH712) with DSW Option B: 15:55 from Munich (LH 718)
20 May 2024 – Monday Arrival in South Korea Option A: 9:45 Arrival Incheon (from Frankfurt) Option B: 9:55 Arrival Incheon (from Munich) Immigration check, journey by underground to Seoul city centre (approx. 50 min), free time or sightseeing tour if desired Overnight stay in Seoul
21 May 2024 – Tuesday Onward journey by train to Daegu (approx. 2 ½ hour journey)

Return journey
25 May 2024 – Saturday Evening train journey to Incheon Overnight stay in Seoul
26 May 2024 – Sunday Return flight to Germany Option A: 12:15 departure Incheon with LH 713 -> 18:30 arrival Frankfurt/M Option B: 11:40 departure Incheon with LH 719 -> 17:50 arrival Munich

Sven Engel Director Department of International Relations, DSW
030-29 77 27 73