About Us


KRI@UNSW is supported by a comprehensive governance structure comprising a management committee representing internal stakeholders of UNSW Australia and an advisory committee board representing external stakeholders. These committees provide management oversight and strategic guidance and advice in relation to the Institute's operation.

KRI@UNSW Management Committee

The role of the Management Committee is to oversee the overall performance and direction of the Centre; ensure the effective, efficient and sustainable pursuit of its objectives; and to assist with the development of strategy. It also monitors the operation and finances of KRI and ensures compliance with UNSW policies and processes.

Advisory Board Members

The Advisory board lends its energy, experience and influence to the pursuit of the mission and vision of KRI@UNSW.

Alignment with UNSW 2025 Strategy

UNSW 2025 Strategy sets out overarching strategic priorities and themes to be implemented with a vision to make UNSW to be Australia’s global university and a leading research-intensive and teaching-intensive university. KRI@UNSW has been delivering some of those priorities already and will specifically align its primary activities in accordance to the UNSW 2025 Strategy thereby contributing to the goals set out. The followings highlight our contribution to two themes of UNSW 2025 Strategy. KRI@UNSW views Academic Excellence (Strategic Priority A) as a pre-existing conditions we always have possessed thought we will continue to strive to achieve even higher results.

KRI@UNSW has been engaging with the governments, both academic and non academic institutions and societies of eight emerging countries in Southeast Asia:

  • By cooperating with the Korea Development Institute (KDI) in Korea to promote knowledge sharing between Australia, Korea and Southeast Asia; in particular, conducting comparative public policy studies in collaboration with senior scholars and policy makers in Korea and Southeast Asia, aiming to assist economic and social development of 8 countries in Southeast Asia.
  • By holding public policy symposiums, forums and seminars with senior government officers and community leaders.
  • By disseminating practical policy reforms guidelines to governments of Southeast Asian countries which are drawn from Comparative Public Policy Research (CPPR) Forum of KRI@UNSW.
  • By cooperating with the Korea Foundation (KF) and the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) in Korea to develop, enrich and support Korean Studies and Korea related research in economically disadvantaged countries in Southeast Asia, thereby increasing their educational and research capacities.

 KRI@UNSW has been contribution to reputation of UNSW:

  • By demonstrating the global leadership of UNSW in Korean Studies & Korea related research;
  • By engaging in long-term strategic cooperation with top universities in Korea and eight Southeast Asian countries, through successful collaborative research projects;
  • By building a reputation as a successful international benchmarking case of Korean Studies research institute.
  • By attracting the largest amount of competitive grants in the world, from the governments of Australia and Korea in the field of Korean Studies.
  • By engaging with media in Korea and Southeast Asia to promote the image of UNSW and disseminate the outcomes of research and other activities of KRI@UNSW.