Hey Joseph! It's been already 3y since we met :O Your question about GIS recalls a spatial science major at Yonsei that is missing in the list. I'll add that later. Many programs that we listed have a course overview. Probably there you'll find some GIS courses. At my department it was possible to specialize in GIS (as cartography) and do their lots of research with GIS. But I don't know which university suits you the best. In general, a PhD from a renowned university outside of Korea is clearly an advantage. However, it's more important in what kind of field you want to work. Become a professor/academic or industry or somewhere else? You should be clear about your goals. I believe that Korean universities prefer a foreign professor who received his whole education outside of Korea. On the other side, doing a PhD here can help regarding networking and then getting a job in a company. That'a just what I think, I can be wrong! It's difficult to predict job opportuni ties for te next 5y but now it is very competitive and not wasy to get a job in that field, even for Koreans with a PhD in related fields. I hope that it was helpful. Nikola
Sorry for late response. I was little bit busy with my wedding and final tests at university. Thanks for your answer Nikola. My wife and me are just thinking of moving for a few years to Korea. She would easily get a job. But for me it might be difficult. As I see it, a PhD position is easier to get than a job in that field in Korea. I am also not 100% sure if I want to go into research or into industry. After working almost 2 years at an institute here in Berlin I changed my mind towards industry right now. On the other hand, each institute is different and you can be lucky to be part of an interesting research project... I will see. First I am going to finish my Master next year and then I can think about it more. Perhaps we gonna see each other again Nikola.