(2) Classroom Building

MIGWS Facilities

      (1) Research Building


The Muaebak Institute of Global Warming Studies (MIGWS) is an academic institution devoted to addressing unique challenges posed by global warming and climatic changes to humanity through research, education, and extension. The Muaebak Institute aspires to be a global institution that encompasses all fields of global warming studies, including economy, energy, natural resources, technology, oceans, environment, health, food, adaptation, policy-making, global negotiations, ethics, and global public goods.

The Muaebak Institute is named after the muaebak legend of Wonhyo, a Korean Buddhist monk in the 7th century CE and widely regarded as the  preeminent scholar in the country's history, who traveled 'thousand towns and ten thousand villages' with a gourd with ‘mu-ae’ (meaning 'no hindrances') inscribed.

Muaebak Institute

of Global Warming Studies

Muaebak Institute Professors

S. Niggol SEO, PhD (06, Yale Univ)

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Professor S. Niggol Seo is a natural resource economist who specializes in the study of global warming. He received a Ph.D. degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from
Yale University in May 2006. Since 2003, he has worked on various World Bank projects on climate change in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. He held Professor positions in the UK, Spain, and Australia from 2006 to 2015. Prof. Seo has published over a hundred articles on global warming economics, including five books and over 50 international journal articles on global warming. He received an Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in Pittsburgh in June 2011.

About the Muaebak Institute

Board of Directors

    S. Niggol Seo , PhD

     Myungnim Gwon


Advisory Board

 Laura Bakkensen, PhD (Yale Univ.)

                -School of Public Policy and Government,

                  University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona, US.

Visiting Professors/Research Associates

Thanyaporn Chankrajang, Ph.D. (Univ. Cambridge)

                -School of Economics,

                  Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.