Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) -
Setting a New Direction of Area Studies through Creating academic value and social practice
Dear Our faculty, associates and friends
I hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable season. Since its establishment in 1986 as a center for Northeast Asian Studies we have committed to achieving excellence in Asia-Pacific Area studies and practices to ensuring that our research contributes to the development of our society. We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment in which ideas are generated and can flourish. Since then, we have continued to develop world-class research and communicate with society. Through academic exchanges and educational support projects both domestically and internationally, we have grown into one of the best think tanks in the world.
In particular, we are leading research institute in the field of Northeast Asian studies with interdisciplinary research and social practice in which the humanities and social sciences exchange with each other, focusing on the East Sea Rim areas. We will faithfully carry out the platform of cultural exchange, social and community development. In the future, we will make great efforts to contribute to global peace building by enhancing our academic achievement through combining academic and practical activities.
I really appreciate with all our faculty and associate for being a part of what makes IGA such a unique and special place in Kyung Hee University. We try do our best to play an integral role in supporting all of our programs. We are looking forward to seeing you all at IGA soon.
Sincerely, Jun Yeup Kim
Director of Institute of Global Affairs
Kyung Hee University
Professor of International Development Management