Collaborative institutions

Colleagues brainstorming ideas

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.

Southeast Asia

    • Cambodia-Korea Research Center (CKRC), Royal University of Phnom Penh
    • National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (NC-ESCAP), Royal Government of Cambodia
    • Centre for Study Governance and Administrative Reform, Universitas Indonesia
    • Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affair, Government of Indonesia
    • Ministry of State Apparatus and Administration Reform, Government of Indonesia
    • National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Government of Laos
    • Malaysia-Korea Research Center (MKRC), University of Malaya
    • Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), University of Malaya
    • National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Government of Malaysia
    • Myanmar-Korea Research Center (MKRC), Yangon University of Economics
    • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI), Non-Governmental Organisation
    • Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Government of Vietnam
    • Institute of State Organizational Sciences (ISOS), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Vietnam
    • Asia Research Center (ARC), Chulalongkorn University
    • ASEAN Studies Center (ASC), Chulalongkorn University
    • Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), The Royal Government of Thailand
    • Philippines-Korea Research Center (PKRC), University of the Philippines
    • Asian Center, University of the Philippines
    • The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)       
    • National Economic Development Authority of the Philippines (NEDAP), Government of the Philippines
    • Angara Centre for Law and Economics (ACLE), Non-Governmental Organisation 


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.