Its predecessor was Teaching Method Laboratory established in December 1986, and was renamed the present Education Research Institute in September 2018.

Education Research Institute functions as a research and strategic planning body to map out the university's education development strategy and to resolve educational issues for implementing the education policy advanced by Workers' Party of Korea and the university-wide education development strategy.

Activities of the institute comprise:

  • Comparing, analyzing and assessing the university's educational dimensions and areas with those of other universities abroad for further development of the university education in all aspects,

  • Researching to actively create and widely apply new teaching methodologies to classroom activities

  • Contriving and applying up-to-the-minute educational technologies for advancing education on a scientific, informational basis, and for quality education provision, and

  • Assessing and evaluating the quality of pedagogic and methodological findings to confer achievement certificates on teaching faculty.