The Korea Foundation (KF)
The Korea Foundation (KF) was established in 1991 to promote the charms of Korea to the world in order to deepen mutually friendly international civil networks. Since its founding, the KF has worked on various foreign exchange programs including the promotion of Korean studies, networking to foster international cooperation, arts and cultural exchanges, and media projects.
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Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA)
The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is Asia's leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies. Modeled on academic institutions in North America and Western Europe, APISA serves as an academic community for scholars working on Asia. The Association organizes the annual (biennial) congress and sponsors a range of academic and professional activities such as book awards, fellowships, regional and international conferences and workshops, and capacity building.
The Korean International Studies Association (KISA)
The Korea International Studies Association contributes to the development of International Studies in Korea. Founded in 2009 in Seoul, KISA aims to foster an active scholarly network, support ongoing research, and contribute to an intellectually stimulating environment for scholars engaged in English language-based research in International Studies in Korea. Moreover, the Association fills the vacuum of associations or study fora in the field of international studies in Korea, particularly with regard to international scholars and practitioners.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) - Foundation for social democracy
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.
The work for our political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy - freedom, justice and solidarity. This connects FES to social democracy and free trade unions. As a non-profit institution, it organises its work autonomously and independently.
Ewha Womans University
Ewha Womans University is a private women's university in Seoul founded in 1886 by Mary F. Scranton under Emperor Gojong. It is the first founded university in South Korea. Currently, Ewha is the world's largest female educational institute and one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. It traces its roots back to Mary F. Scranton's Ewha Haktang mission school for girls, which opened in 1886. The name Ewha means "Pear Blossom" and is incorporated in the school's logo.
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The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC)
The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is a thinktank attached to the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University devoted to international public policy research and education, in collaborative partnership with the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), an interdisciplinary academic conference organiser. It is a hybrid organisation that encourages interdisciplinary research and dialogue on issues of international and regional relevance. Education and capacity building for future leaders and public policy experts are priority at OSIPP, and facilitating cross-border research collaboration and interdisciplinary intellectual discussions are priorities for IAFOR, and the IRC is a place for cross-fertilisation of the two institutions’ objectives. As such, the IRC encourages graduate and postgraduate students to take initiative in designing and running research projects, participate in international conferences, and produce incisive commentaries and analyses on international affairs.