KRI has strategic networks with government departments and institutions in Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia through receiving research grants and support for Korean Studies-related activities, joint organisation of policy workshops, conducting collaborative research and facilitating public diplomacy in Austrasia and Southeast Asia. There are more than 25 government, academic and non-government institutions across eight Southeast Asian countries that are proactively engaged with KRI.
In Korea, KRI@UNSW works with the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation and the Korea Development Institute.
The Academy of Korean Studies was founded with the objects of "studying the essence of Korean culture for establishing the base for new creation with independent historical views and a sound sense of values, seeking the basic principles of future Korea to raise and restore the spirit of the Korean people, and creating and developing Korean culture."
The Korea Foundation's mission is to promote better understanding of Korea in the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the world through exchange programs.
Since its establishment in 1971, Korea Development Institute has been recognised as Korea's leading think tank, significantly contributing to Korea's economic and social development.