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문과대학 부설연구기관
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The Institute of British and American Studies 02-3290-1635 Go to Homepage
  • Established in February 1968

  • Mission:
    The Institute of British and American Studies was established to study the thought, literature, arts, histories, politics, and societies of Britain and North America in order to gain a systematic and academic understanding of their cultural characteristics. The Institute of American Studies, which was established in February 1968, was renamed the Institute of British and American Studies in May 1976. Projects and Activities
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Publish British/American culture-related research reports and translations
    2. Host symposia, lectures, seminars, and conferences
    3. Promote the exchange of academic materials and research personnel with other domestic and international organizations
    4. Support research experts
    5. Collect and organize research-related books and videos
    6. Conduct joint research projects
    7. Other research efforts on the subject of British and American studies
Behavioral Science Research Center 02-3290-1636  
  • Established in July 1968

  • Mission:
    Behavioral science is a discipline that rigorously analyzes individual and collective behavior. The Behavioral Science Research Center was established to promote Korea’s human resource development efforts through scientific research into human behavior.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Conduct research in behavioral science
    2. Offer consultations and technical cooperation to public organizations, educational institutions, and businesses
    3. Publish periodicals and non-periodicals
    4. Host conferences and lectures
    5. Award research grants to special research projects
    6. Invite foreign experts and send the center’s research staff to other countries
German Studies Institute 02-3290-1639  
  • Established in March 1973

  • Mission:
    The German Studies Institute was established to contribute to research efforts and academic activities related to German culture in general to promote cultural exchanges between South Korea and Germany.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Host research projects, lectures, and seminars related to German culture
    2. Collect and organize research-related books and other materials (including diplomatic documents regarding Korea-Germany relations)
    3. Publish original and/or translated work related to German culture
    4. Publish periodicals
    5. Conduct other special research projects and provide research support
Institute of Russian/CIS Studies 02-3290-2040,
02-3290-1641
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  • Established in December 1979

  • Mission:
    The Institute of Russian/CIS Studies was established to facilitate research and education on the language/literature, regional studies, and culture of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and, ultimately, to promote South Korea’s relations with these countries.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Commission and support research
    2. Promote academic exchanges with other institutions at home and abroad
    3. Host conferences and seminars
    4. Publish academic journals and research reports
    5. Train research experts
    6. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the institute
Research Institute for Language and Information 02-3290-1648 Go to Homepage
  • Established in October 1993

  • Mission:
    Mission: The Research Institute for Language and Information was established in 1993 to conduct research on new theories and technologies regarding natural language texts and data processing and develop ways to utilize research outcomes in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. One of the institute’s major tasks is to build a large-scale computer database of Korean and other languages to help promote research on natural language processing and the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the institute aims to develop new theories and technologies for electronic texts and data processing, explore emerging issues in the information society through cooperation and academic exchanges with other research bodies at home and abroad, and contribute to collaborations among various disciplines related to the analysis of language information, such as linguistics, literature, computer science, psychology, sociology, and mass communication.
Institute of Philosophical Studies 02-3290-1652 Go to Homepage
  • Established in August 1996

  • Mission:
    The Institute of Philosophical Studies was established to solidify Korea’s national identity and to create a new national culture for the divided nation (the South and the North) by passing on Korean traditional culture in a progressive way. Since its inception in 1963, the institute has been involved in various activities such as translating Korean classic literature, systematically organizing national cultural heritages, publishing research publications about Korean studies, holding regular academic conferences, and initiating various traditional culture promotion projects. In the 1990s, the institute began to make attempts to meet the needs of informatization and globalization—not only discovering and preserving traditional culture but also laying theoretical and practical foundations for further progress. As part of its informatization efforts, the institute is developing new computerized information processing systems and information media to make research, data processing, and communication of research outcomes more efficient.
Institute of Social Research 02-3290-1651 Go to Homepage
  • Established in August 1996

  • Mission:
    The Institute of Social Research was established to provide human resource and institutional support for analyzing social phenomena that can be found in South Korea and around the world, keeping track of social changes in the future, and developing better policy alternatives.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Conduct research on major social issues and social analyses as part of mid- and long-term research projects
    2. Conduct research projects in cooperation with businesses
    3. Host symposia and monthly conferences
    4. Publish academic journals and research publication series
Chinese Studies Institute 02-3290-1654 Go to Homepage
  • Established in February 1997

  • Mission:
    Mission: The Chinese Studies Institute was established to organize various disciplines in Chinese Studies from South Korea’s perspective and to find ways to introduce and apply valuable aspects of Chinese culture to Korean society. In order to do so, the institute is developing research programs to integrate various disciplines related to China (literature, history, philosophy, politics, and economics) and establishing fundamental theories for Chinese studies so that they can further contribute to research on the study of other regions. In addition, the institute is developing textbooks and education programs for Chinese studies, conducting in-depth research on Chinese studies being executed in other parts of the world, and participating in joint research with other research bodies.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. 1) Examine the present condition of research organizations (societies, research institutes, and others) related to Chinese studies and find ways to solve their problems and improve their performance
    2. 2) Conduct academic exchanges with foreign research bodies related to Chinese studies
    3. 3) Plan and publish the Chinese Studies Series and Chinese Studies Translation Series
    4. 4) Publish Papers in Chinese Studies annually and Chinese Studies Newsletter quarterly
    5. 5) Host bi-annual regular conferences and irregular guest lectures
Global Institute for Japanese Studies 02-3290-2592 Go to Homepage
  • Established in August 1999

  • Mission:
    The Global Institute for Japanese Studies was established to conduct research on various disciplines in Japanese Studies from both South Korea’s and universal perspectives and to apply valuable aspects of Japanese culture to Korean society.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Develop Japanese Studies programs and commission/support research projects
    2. Conduct and support academic exchanges with other research organizations at home and abroad
    3. Host conferences and open lectures
    4. Publish academic journals and research publication series
    5. Develop cultural content related to Japan and East Asia
    6. Train experts and human resources in Japanese studies
    7. Conduct research and accumulate data necessary for Japanese studies
    8. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the institute
Institute of Chinese Characters and Korean Literature in Classical Chinese 02-3290-1661 Go to Homepage
  • Established in March 2005

  • Mission:
    Mission: The Institute of Chinese Characters and Korean Literature in Classical Chinese was established to conduct research on theories and practices regarding Chinese characters and Korean literature in general and to educate the general public on Chinese characters and Korean literature in order to promote the development of Chinese characters and Korean literature education methodologies and research and, ultimately, facilitate mutual understanding in the international community and cultural exchanges.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Conduct research on local/international issues related to Chinese characters and Korean literature
    2. Host conferences and open lectures
    3. Commission and support research projects
    4. Conduct and support academic exchanges with other research organizations at home and abroad
    5. Publish academic journals and books
    6. Develop teaching materials and education programs for Chinese characters and Korean literature
    7. Conduct research commissioned by outside bodies and offer consultations
    8. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the institute
Institute for the Study of Translation and Rhetoric 02-3290-2524 Go to Homepage
  • Established in March 2005

  • Mission:
    The Institute for the Study of Translation and Rhetoric was established to conduct research on rhetoric and explore ways to apply research outcomes to society.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. 1) Build and utilize the database of rhetoric-related literature and multimedia materials
    2. 2) Publish textbooks, dictionaries, and books related to rhetoric
    3. 3) Host conferences, guest lectures, joint research projects, book readings, and open lectures
    4. 4) Publish publications on- and offline
    5. 5) Develop and standardize persuasive communication models related to politics, business, and healthcare
    6. 6) Cooperative projects with social/private organizations regarding discussion, negotiation, and consulting
    7. 7) Conduct academic exchanges with other rhetoric-related research organizations at home and abroad
Institute of History 02-3290-2900 Go to Homepage
  • Established in June 2005

  • Mission:
    The Institute of History was established to develop and implement comparative, universal and interdisciplinary historical research methodologies, facilitate academic exchanges with foreign research bodies, lay the research foundation for future researchers, and educate the general public on history.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. 1) Conferences

      - Host regular conferences
      - Invite local and international experts to workshops
      - Host domestic and international symposia

    2. 2) Publication

      - Publish regular newsletters
      - Publish research project reports
      - Publish books to educate the general public on history
      - Translate and publish classic books on history

    3. 3) Education

      - Develop various history education programs targeting primary, secondary, and higher level students and adults

KU Mind Health Institute 02-3290-1676 Go to Homepage
  • Established in October 2005

  • Mission:
    The Medical Counseling Center was established to conduct systematic research on Korean people’s mental health and adaptability for use in providing them professional and specialized counseling so they can lead healthy and adaptable lives.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Conduct research on mental health and adaptability
    2. Offer counseling and advice on mental health and adaptability
    3. Provide education on mental health and adaptability
    4. Train and educate psychology counselors
    5. Develop psychological tests to assess individuals’ mental health and adaptability
    6. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the center
Center for Applied Cultural Science 02-3290-2676 Go to Homepage
  • Established in May 2006

  • Mission:
    The Center for Applied Cultural Science was established to research, educate and develop a wide range of disciplines—the humanities, science, arts, technologies and others—from applied cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives in order to better respond to cultural transformation driven by modern media technologies.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Commission and support research
    2. Conduct academic exchanges with other organizations at home and abroad
    3. Host conferences and seminars
    4. Publish academic journals and research reports
    5. Train research experts
    6. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the center
Institute of Hispanic Studies 02-3290-2575  
  • Established in April 2007

  • Mission:
    The Institute of Hispanic Studies was established to strengthen national competitiveness by promoting research and academic-industrial cooperation in various disciplines related to Spain and Latin America.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. 1) Gather and analyze domestic and international data on the language/literature, politics, economics, culture, laws, and environment of Spain and Latin America
    2. 2) Host and support symposia at home and abroad
    3. 3) Publish research papers and publications
    4. 4) Conduct exchanges of personnel and research materials with universities and research institutes at home and abroad
    5. 5) Conduct research projects as part of academic-industrial cooperation
    6. 6) Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the institute
International Research Center for
Korean Language and Culture
02-3290-1667 Go to Homepage
  • Established in April 2007

  • Mission:
    The International Research Center for Korean Language and Culture was established to diagnose and assess the Korean language communication skills of the members of Korea University, find effective ways and develop various education programs to improve their Korean language communication skills, and, ultimately, nurture individuals who meet the needs of the information-oriented and globalized society and sharpen Korea University’s competitive edge.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Gather data on Korean language communication skills
    2. Survey peoples’ current level of Korean language communication skills
    3. Develop Korean language communication skills assessment models
    4. Host conferences
    5. Publish academic journals and research publications
    6. Develop teaching materials and programs to improve people’s Korean language communication skills
    7. Train research experts on Korean language communication skills
    8. Operate application programs
Wisdom Science Center 02-3290-2548 Go to Homepage
  • Established in July 2007

  • Mission:
    The Wisdom Science Center was established to scientifically and quantifiably validate wisdom through research in the humanities and convergence science and develop wisdom education and social adaptability programs in response to an information-oriented and aging society.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Discriminate and analyze factors for quantifying wisdom
    2. Examine correlations among the components of wisdom, social adaptability, and vocational aptitude
    3. Develop wisdom education programs and social adaptability improvement programs
    4. Develop programs to help the elderly’s adaptation and return to social life as part of positive aging programs and examine the mechanisms of wisdom generation
    5. Apply algorithms developed in the fields of medicine, computer science, and software engineering
Center for Korean History 02-3290-2569 Go to Homepage
  • Established in July 2009

  • Mission:
    The Center for Korean History was established to conduct in-depth research on Korean history and develop new research methodologies in order to raise historical awareness among the general public.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Commission and support research
    2. Conduct and support academic exchanges with other research organizations at home and abroad
    3. Host conferences and open lectures
    4. Publish academic journals and research publication series
    5. Train research experts
    6. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the center
Institute for Hallyu Convergence Research 02-3290-2581 Go to Homepage
  • Established in April 2013

  • Mission:
    Mission: The Institute for Hallyu Convergence Research was established to pioneer integrated research in Hallyu convergence, to facilitate scholarly research as well as academia-industrial and interdisciplinary cooperation on Hallyu convergence and, ultimately, to lead international research on culture technology.
  • Projects and Activities
    1. Research: Conduct joint research projects related to Hallyu convergence
    2. Education: Build a talent pool for global Hallyu convergence through research and capability improvement
    3. International cooperation: Host international workshops and symposia on Hallyu convergence and build networks between academia and industry
    4. Academic activities: Conduct Hallyu convergence research projects commissioned by outside agencies
    5. Publication: Publish research reports, books, research papers, and working papers on global Hallyu convergence
    6. Other projects necessary to achieve the missions of the institute