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The International Public Policy and Management Institute, housed at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, is the first educational institute established at the University of Kentucky to provide international professionals with various opportunities to advance themselves as global experts. The Institute links the academic and professional expertise of faculty, researchers, and alumni to the needs of international professionals in business, government, and public organizations around the world. The Institute can draw on an interdisciplinary faculty with expertise in public policy, public administration, economics, business, management, international relations, and political science, and applies academic advances in those fields to the analysis of public policies and management issues in a global setting. The institute currently concentrates on professionals, government officials, and employees of local public enterprises in Asia, but is eager to expand its focuses to other countries to meet the needs of their professionals.


Program Offerings

Certificate Program

Earn an IPPMI Professional Certificate through this one-year program at the Martin School. Study public policy, experience American culture, and learn English as a second language. 

Professional Leadership Program I

Spend one-year at the Martin School researching public policy & U.S. government. Experience American culture and expand your network. 

Professional Leadership Program II

Want to study at the Martin School for two years? Then the two-year Professional Leadership program may be for you. 


 Interested in a getting your Master's of Public Administration? Apply for the IPPMI MPA program!

Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP)

Prepare for your career as a policy analyst by earning an Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP). KDI students can spend one year at the Martin School earning their degree. 

Executive Education Program

An education program specially tailored to YOU. Choose the desired length, scope, and academic content of the program. 


In addition to providing education programs tailored to the needs and situations of international professionals, the International Public Policy and Management Institute also strives to achieve these objectives:

  • Building an extensive formal partnership with universities and government entities abroad to promote global education opportunities at UK
  • Providing support for the curricular activities of UK faculty and students within a global perspective

  • Enhancing exchange student programs or internships abroad
  • Generating research funds for UK graduate students and scholars

Contact Us

Doo Oak Kim 2022

Dr. Doo Oak Kim Director of IPPMI

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1169 Patterson Office Tower

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