International Institute of Korean Studies

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UCLan's multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy, leading the way in the study of the two Koreas.

The International Institute of Korean Studies UCLan (IKSU) was established in 2014 as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea. IKSU is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at UCLan, bringing together university wide research expertise on global Korea in the context of East Asian security; maritime law and conflict in East Asia; Korean language and linguistics; Asian studies; and the society, economics and international politics of North Korea. UCLan IKSU has become an official Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) test venue since 2019.

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