Community Engagement

Asian Studies academics at UNSW are engaged in numerous external partnerships and research collaborations with organisations and top-ranking universities globally. UNSW links with Korea and Japan through the Korean Foundation and the Japan Foundation have a strong history, and links with India are growing through strategic partnerships with institutions in India, and the UNSW node of the Australia India Institute.

UNSW is host to a Korea Research Institute, part of a select group of four international universities selected by the Korean Ministry of Education. The Institute aims to conduct and support research into all areas of Korean Studies in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, as well as providing consulting, training, and support for socio-cultural, political and economic exchanges in the region.

The Confucius Institute at UNSW plays a key role in garnering support across the University for a stronger and deeper engagement with China. The Institute encourages opportunities for greater engagement with China, including research, Chinese language courses, student study tours to China and a range of public events.

In partnership with the Asia Education Foundation the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has hosted ‘Open a Door to Asia’ for the past two years, inviting high school students from across Sydney to explore their interest in Asian Studies, and hear from leaders in business and industry about the value of being an Asia literate graduate in the 21st Century.