About Us

About Us

Established with support from the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Research & Engagement Centre of Western Australia is a hub for Korean Studies teaching and research in the Perth metropolitan area and Western Australia, aiming to train future scholars in Korean Studies through a strong focus on facilitating postgraduate and postdoctoral research opportunities, as well as research-led teaching.

In addition, the Centre seeks to foster collaboration among researchers engaged in Korea-related research in West Australian higher education institutions, and connect them with key stakeholders in the WA business community, state government and non-profit organisations with Australia-Korea interests.

We are located at the Curtin University campus in Bentley, Perth, and welcome industry engagement contacts for collaborative projects.

Current Projects

The Centre focuses on three core research themes, which examine Korean society, politics and culture, as well as Australia-Korea relations with a specific interest in examining links between Western Australia and the Republic of Korea. 

Each theme makes up a strategic research cluster helmed by a leading scholar, and includes postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows from Curtin and other universities in WA, building on existing and established research excellence in these areas, with hopes of increasing high quality Korea-related research in the State.

We also have strong in researching and supporting Korean language education in Western Australia, and are currently conducting a research project on language policies in WA with the view of supporting the development of future policies in this area.

Centre Activities

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