The ANU Korea Institute welcomes Professor Kyung Moon Hwang

The ANU Korea Institute is delighted to welcome Kyung Moon Hwang as the new Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies.

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Film screening and Q&A: Shusenjo

The ANU Korea Institute is proud to present an online streaming and Q&A event for the important new documentary Shusenjo - The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue (2018), featuring...

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Experts share insights into South Korean response to Covid-19

South Korea’s swift and thorough pandemic response, which helped it control an early spike in community transmission, has been recognised as a model throughout the world.

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20 years of Korean studies in Australia

Korea Institute Director Ruth Barraclough reports on the last twenty years of Korean Studies in Australia for the 2020 Review of Asian Studies in Australia.

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Board member's research attracts international coverage

Korea Institute Board member Dr Lauren Richardson’s research recently made a splash in the South Korean news.

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The ANU Korea Institute was established on August 15, 2008. It was the result of a joint effort by The Australian National University and South Korean steel company POSCO, which, together with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, Australia, provided a Korea Institute Endowment Fund (KIEF). The primary purpose of the Korea Institute was to foster a closer relationship between Australia and Korea through education, research and dialogue, especially by focusing on political, economic and security studies on Korea, while also promoting Korea’s engagement with the Asia-Pacific region. Since it was established, the Institute has bolstered existing strengths in the humanities, enhanced research in the social sciences, and promoted a more active engagement in public affairs. Its establishment was the culmination of a wide range of core activities in Korean studies undertaken at the ANU since 1994, when the ANU Centre for Korean Studies was established. Today, the Institute builds upon the important foundation the Centre laid. It does not belong to any particular school, but is affiliated with the College of Asia and Pacific Studies (CAP).

The Korea Institute seeks to support ANU projects that extend and enhance the teaching of Korean language and a wide range of Korea-related subjects * to strengthen the ties between Korea and Australia, and further the field of Korean Studies globally. It aims to foster scholarship of the highest quality across the humanities and social sciences, and values diversity and inclusion, as well as open and fair debate.

*as per the KI’s official Statement of Intent, signed by Professor James Fox on 20 May 2009 and ratified by former CAP Dean, Professor Michael Wesley on 27 March 2018.



Major publications by Korea Institute (KI) board members and KI funding recipients.

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Media Library


Korea-related media of historical-cultural interest are often hidden in libraries and private collections around the world. In response, the AKS Project has established the Pictori online media library, allowing users to browse, discuss and utilise images of interest to Korean Studies.

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Updated:  17 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, Korea Institute/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team