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News Focus I
Korea and Russia Seek to Jointly Promote
The Korea-Russia Forum provided a valuable opportunity for representatives from the two countries to discuss a number of relevant issues, including the joint development of energy resources. In his o...

News Focus II
Another Cornerstone for Korean Studies in the United Kingdom
The Korea Foundation concluded an agreement for the establishment of a Korean Studies lectureship at Robinson College of the University of Cambridge. The agreement represents another cornerstone for ...

Welcome To Korea I
High Expectations for Korea’s Future
James F. Vesely, Editorial Page Editor of The Seattle Times, a leading newspaper of the State of Washington, U.S., recently visited Korea to observe the development of Korea’s port cities, as well a...

Welcome To Korea II
Korea: The Home of My Heart Laying the Groundwork for Ukraine-Korea ‘Resource Diplomacy’
Olexandr Syn, Deputy General Director of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, in Ukraine, visited Korea in order to promote “resource diplomacy” between Ukraine and Korea. As First Deputy Head of ...

Academic Window I
Fifth Anniversary of the Center for Korean Studies
On May 29, 2008, the academic conference “Korea and the World” was held at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” This nation-wide conference was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the Cente...

Welcome To Korea II
Korea’s Transformation 1975-2008 and Challenges for the Future
The Foundation’s most recent session of the Global Speaker’s Forum was held on June 5, at Lincoln College, Oxford University, of the U.K. Foundation President Yim Sung-joon made a presentation enti...

Academic Window III
Korean Language Education in Europe
Under the sponsorship of the Korea Foundation, Ankara University and the SOAS of the University of London co-hosted the second workshop of the European Association for Korean Language Education in Eu...

Scent of Culture I
The Garden in Early Summer
Under its Korean Culture program, the Korea Foundation Cultural Center regularly organizes a variety of activities and events so that foreigners residing in Korea can learn about various aspects of K...

Scent of Culture II
Korea’s B-Boy Performers Thrill Audiences in Laos
Korea’s B-Boy performers, who have become an internationally recognized cultural brand, had the rare chance to strut their stuff for audiences in Vientiane, Laos. In this way, the Korean Wave made i...

Scent of Culture III
Understanding Cities
Seoul is a city overtly complex and dominated by concrete, roads, and traffic. The Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration project was an effort to address the lack of "greenness" in this city. However, fo...

Berlin Office
‘Experience Korea with All of Your Senses!’
“The Long Night of Science” was presented on June 14, 2008 on the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin, under a theme of “The smartest night of the year.” This event was part of a collabor...

Washington D.C. Office
U.S National Strategy and Foreign Language Education
A diverse array of foreign language education programs are being implemented in the United States. Of note, the State of New York government is spurring efforts to enhance the international competiti...

KF Activities I
Recent Activities
Clay, Fire and Beauty – Masterpieces in Ceramics from the V&A
March 14-June 23, 2008
The exhibition which reflected the history of world ceramics was su...

KF Activities II
Activities Calendar
Contemporary Korean Art: ‘The Points of the Compass’
June 14-July 20, 2008
The exhibition is being presented at Mexico and Cuba to introduce the artworks of...

Letter from Fellow
Fate and Good Fortune: Korean Studies and I
Whether we like to admit it or not, we are all in some part victims of circumstance. Here, I don’t mean victim in any pejorative sense but simply in the sense of being products of our own times, at ...



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