The Korean Studies Centre was established in 2019 in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland. 

The goals of the Centre are to foster research in Korean language, culture and society, and to develop partnerships with key community and industry stakeholders. Housed in UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures, this new Centre will provide opportunities for strategic partnerships with industry, government and community groups – creating greater awareness and understanding of Korea in Australian society.

The School of Languages and Cultures is committed to strengthening knowledge and understanding of Korean language and culture, and through philanthropic support has appointed a Postdoctoral Researcher Seryun Lee who has just joined the School in February 2020.

The Korean Studies Centre provides opportunity for strategic partnerships with industry, government and community partners in creating greater awareness and understanding of Korea in the Australian community.

Co-Directors Dr Jae-Hoon Jung and Dr Isaac Lee said the Centre’s goal is to foster research in Korean language, culture, history, society and more through a series of externally facing public events and activities.

“A main focus for the Centre will be on the research of Korean language, culture and communication through translation and interpreting,” Dr Lee said.