King Sejong Institute
University of South Australia’s King Sejong Institute - a hub for Korean culture in Adelaide
The University of South Australia’s King Sejong Institute is a hub for Korean culture, business and language education in Adelaide – in 2016, it was one of only nine hubs in the world to be awarded, and the only one in Australia. The institute builds upon already productive research and student exchange relationships with Korea and spearheads a local focus on the language and culture of what is one of the most innovative economies in the world today.
The King Sejong Institute (KSI) builds upon the work undertaken within the UniSA Business School’s Australian Centre for Asian Business, an active centre focused on creating research connections and undertaking research in relation to Korea, as well as our Asia-Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership, a collaboration with the Adelaide Festival Centre, which is establishing partnerships with performing and visual arts in Korea.
Korea is a high priority in UniSA’s global engagement strategy, as a country with great scientific and technological research and of growing importance in the Asia Pacific. UniSA has formed close ties with several Korean universities including:
- Seoul National University
- Sogang University
- Chung-Ang University
- The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Sookmyung Women’s University
- The Seoul National University of Education.
Several UniSA students have studied in Korea under projects funded by the Australian Government’s signature New Colombo Plan program.
Collaboratively operated by UniSA and the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the KSI will support Australian – and especially South Australian - companies to be better equipped to do business in Korea. This will be a special mission for the KSI at UniSA.
In addition to research, and in recognition of the importance of Australians learning more about Korea and becoming proficient in Korean language, the Institute also offers Korean language and culture classes.
Korean language and culture classes
The KSI Adelaide offers a variety of Korean language classes, from Hangul (the Korean alphabet) and basic grammar to advanced conversation, for those who are interested in a deeper understanding of Korea and its language and culture. The institute is a perfect place for working adults, as well as students seeking to further their academic, professional or personal goals. All instructors possess or qualify for advanced degrees in education and teaching Korean as a foreign language.
Anyone who is interested in learning Korean and experiencing Korean culture can join the classes, which are held at UniSA’s City West Campus, from March through to July, and again from August to November. For more detailed information, please contact the KSI on +61 (0) 8 8302 0991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.