1. Propose a New Research Paradigm to Regional Studies
IGA will propose a new paradigm which promotes multilateral cooperation and integration among various global districts by synthesizing each region's society, culture, history, politics, and economy. IGA is currently not only just studying Korea, China, and Japan but also actively researching about Asia and European region. Furthermore, the institution will explore and understand each regions past, present, and future, and then take regional studies that entail both learning and reality aspect.
2. Provide Accurate Information about the Region
IGA through years of successful research activities was able to accommodate synthesized information about diverse international regions. Such diffusion of information was conducted by posting academic papers at the Journal of Asia Pacific Studies which is acknowledged by National Research Foundation of Korea as a leading academic journal of social science. In future, the institution will digitalize the accumulated preliminary and professional data for the use of academic purpose and such action is believed to foster the development of regional studies.
3. Establish an Interdisciplinary Research Program
IGA recognizes each researcher's specialty in a certain region and ecourages collaborative research in each sector. In order to overcome academic closure, IGA provides on-line service for exchanging consilient research outcomes. IGA aims to become a global regional institution that possesses both characteristics of social science and humanities.
4. Take profound Research Activity upon National Issues
IGA will conduct an academic and practical research upon national conflicts and current issues. Within the changes in national and supranational realm of international order, there are various territorial conflicts caused by diverse politics, culture, ethnic group, policy, and more. Due to such reasons, in depth analysis and studies regarding different global regions are becoming more and more prerequisite. As so, IGA will perform a systematic and synthetic research to collect and formulate regional information that can meet and respond to the fast altering global conditions. Such studies will not only provide specific solutions to regional conflicts, but also present a vision which promotes regional prosperity and collaboration.
5. Establishment and Activatien of Research Network
IGA has been establishing and maintaining a research network that can promote collaboration among regional researchers and institutions. Furthermore, IGA research network will construct a link into international and domestic regional studies institutions so as order to host academic contests and professional forums. Also, the research network will be a cornerstone of collaboration and interchange which can overcome the academic closure by synthesizing academics and actual field, theory and practices.
6. Offer public Service of Research Outcomes and Install Social Service Program
In order to share informations regarding the East Sea Rim area, IGA publishes an e-journal titled as "ESR (East Sea Rim) which is enlisted with various academic data and related articles. In addition, by actively fulfilling educational and research services, the academic research achievements were publicized for the benefit of the whole society. Lastly, through years of research and development upon the educational programs, IGA will provide a substantial and realistic academic service for the society.