Institute for Korean Studies

IKS at a Glance

Starting out as the Korean Studies Initiative in 2005 under the umbrella organization of the East Asian Studies Center, the Institute for Korean Studies was officially established as an institute in 2011 to unify efforts and strengthen Korean programming for academic collaboration and outreach.

The mission of the Institute for Korean Studies is to provide leadership for Korean Studies at The Ohio State University and assist academic and administrative units of The Ohio State University to advance and disseminate knowledge about Korea. The Institute is devoted to the study of all things Korean, including its people, language, art, culture, history, environment, government and politiks, economy and business, and other aspects of its society. It is committed to maintaining and enhancing the national and international reputation of Korean Studies at The Ohio State University in all areas of research, education, and professional service including outreach for K-12 education, business, the community, the state and the nation. At its core, the Institute supports OSU's primary mission of advancing the well being of the people of Ohio and the global community through the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Korea's past, present, and future.

Contact Us

Institute for Korean Studies
140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-247-6893
Fax: 614-247-6454