Collaborative Research Networks

Since its establishment in June 2000, KRI@UNSW has established extensive international networks in Southeast Asia and Australasia. The first is the Universities Network (aka. Ten Strategic Partner Universities) and the second is Universities-Government Institutions network (aka. CPPR Forum).

 

1.   Universities Network (aka. Ten Strategic Partner Universities)

Our partner universities are not just leaders and the national hubs for Korean Studies only but they are the first-tier, highest ranked and recognized in respectable countries as well as globally. Through this network, KRI@UNSW and partner universities conduct research projects in areas Korean Studies but with specialisations within Political Studies, Economics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Language and History.

Australia - In Australia, the University of New South Wales is the research and education hub of Korean Studies.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)


 

Cambodia - In Cambodia, Royal University of Phnom Penh is the hub of Korean Studies, both in research and in education.

Royal University of Phnom Penh


 

Indonesia - In Indonesia, UI has first established a major in Korean Studies in 2006, and hence become a national hub of Korean Studies. And also, UI is the hub of research in the field of social sciences and humanities.

University of Indonesia(UI)


 

Laos - In Laos, National University of Laos is the hub of Korean Studies, both in research and in education.

National University of Laos


 

Malaysia - In Malaysia, UM is the hub of Korean Studies, both in research and in education.

University of Malaya (UM)


 

New Zealand - In New Zealand, University of Auckland is the hub of Korean Studies, both in research and in education.

University of Auckland


 

Thailand - In Thailand, Chulalongkorn University is the leading hub of research and education in Korean Studies.

Chulalongkorn University


 

The Philippines - In Philippines, UP is the hub of Korean Studies, both in research and in education.

University of the Philippines (UP)


 

Vietnam - In Vietnam, USSH Hanoi and USSH Hochiminh City are the research and education hub of Korean Studies, one in Northern Vietnam, the other in Southern Vietnam.

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Hanoi and

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Hochiminh city

 

2.   Universities-Government Institutions Network (aka. CPPR Forum)

KRI@UNSW formed first strategic Universities-Government Intuitions Networks in 2015 with an aim to conduct collaborative and comparative research on public policy in Southeast Asia, Australia and Korea. This network is specifically named to highlight its purpose as ‘Comparative Public Policy Research (CPPR) Forum of KRI@UNSW’. The CPPR Forum consists of research partners from Korea, Australia and eight South East Asian countries’ universities, government research institutes and policy makers.

CPPR Forum’s primary activities are to conduct collaborate and comparative research on public policy challenges facing governments in the South East Asian region and to share the outputs of this research via symposiums and workshops. The CPPR Forum was formally formed through the inaugural CPPR Symposium held in Bangkok (2015) after three years of planning and following several pilot research projects managed by KRI@UNSW. The operating arms of the CPPR Forum consist of advisory board members, research project directors and researchers from participating institutions. CPPR participants comprise key personnel from public policy reform agencies and distinguished scholars from each participating country.

The CPPR Forum and KRI@UNSW had conducted a collaborative research workshop on 6 November, 2015 in Manila which was co-hosted by the Asia Development Bank and the Korea Foundation.

 

Operations and Governance Structures

CPPR Forum has two working systems. Advisory Board is the governance of developing research issues, cooperating collective research projects and workshops. Members are senior researchers from universities and public research institutes, and senior policy makers in the respective government bodies from eight countries in Southeast Asia, Korea and Australia.

KRI@UNSW is the key engine for managing this research network in the field of comparative public policy studies. 

KRI@UNSW ADVISORY BOARD for CPPR FORUM

Name Position Country
Dr. Sang Yoo Nam Chair, CPPR Forum Advisory Board & Former Dean, KDI Graduate School Korea
Dr. Kyung Tae Lee Co-Chair, CPPR Forum Advisory Board & Former Ambassador to OECD Korea
Prof. Emerlinda Roman Co-Chair, Former President, University of the Philippines The Philippines
Dr. Seong-Min Yoo Member of National Assembly Korea
Prof. Yoon Hee Won President, University of Seoul Korea
Prof. Kyu-Dok Hong Vice President (Academic), Sookmyung Women’s University Korea
Dr. Ly Thuch Senior Minister, Royal Government of Cambodia Cambodia
Mr. Ko Ko Hlaing Chief Political Advisor to the President & Chairman, Center for Strategic and International Studies Myanmar
Prof. Eko Prasojo Professor, Universitas Indonesia and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of State Apparatus and Public Administration Indonesia
Dr. Vo Tri Thanh Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management Vietnam
Prof. Norma Mansor Professor University of Malaya Malaysia
Dr. Leeber Leebouapao Director General, National Economic Research Institute, Ministry of Planning and Investment Laos
To be confirmed Office of Public Sector Development Commission Thailand
Prof. Mark Turner Professor, Korea Research Institute, the University of New South Wales Australia
Dr. Seung-Ho Kwon Acting Executive Director, Korea Research Institute, the University of New South Wales Australia

CPPR FORUM Research Associates

Country Name Position Institution
Australia Dr. Seung-Ho Kwon Korea Research Institute The University of New South Wales
Prof. Mark Turner Korea Research Institute The University of New South Wales
Prof. Michael O'Donnell Head, School of Business The University of New South Wales
Thailand Dr. Piti Srisangnam Director, ASEAN Studies Center Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Sineenat Sermcheep Assistant Dean, Faculty of Economics Chulalongkorn University
Ms. Kanita Soodkangwal Senior Advisor Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC)
Ms. Kittiya Khampee Senior Advisor, Public Sector Development Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC)
Dr. Chotima Sanguanphant Public Sector Development Officer Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC)
Malaysia Prof. Norma Binti Mansor Faculty of Economics and Administration University of Malaya
Dr. Mazlan Yusoff Director Nat. Institute of Public Administration Public Service Department
Mr. Kumaraguru Yogeesvaran Deputy Director General Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department
Indonesia Prof. Eko Prasojo Professor, Head, Research Cluster on Democracy, Decentralization and Governance University of Indonesia
Dr. Setiawan Wangsaatmaja Deputy Minister Ministry of State Apparatus and Administration Reform
Mr. Edy Putra Irawady Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Affair Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affair
Dr. Rudiarto Sumarwodo Senior Advisor for Bureaucratic Reform & Decentralized Governance The Partnership for Governance Reform
Dr. Ahmad Malkan Lubis Member, Indonesian National Logistics Team Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affair
Asso Prof. Teguh Kurniawan Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Indonesia
The Philippines Prof. Emerlinda Roman Former President & Professor, College of Bus. Administration University of the Philippines
Dr. Dante Canlas Former Director General National Economic Development Authority of the Philippines
Prof. Raphael Lotilla Senior Fellow, the Philippine Center for Econ. Development University of the Philippines
Prof. Eduardo Gonzalez Dean, Asian Center University of the Philippines
Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto President The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
Dr. Minsoo Lee Senior Economist, Economic and Research Dept. Asian Development Bank
Dr. Arief Ramayandi Senior Economist, Economic and Research Dept. Asian Development Bank
Cambodia Dr. Ly Thuch  Senior Minister & Chairman National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Korm Ribaun Deputy Secretary General National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Mr. Kim Veara Faculty of Development Studies Royal University of Phnom Penh
Dr. Heng Molyaneth Research Fellow, Social Development Unit Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Dr. Nou Keosothea Coordinator for Social Dev. Programme Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Laos Dr. Leeber Leebouapao Dir.-Gen., National Economic Research Institute (NERI) Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
Dr. Sthabandith Insisienmay Dep. Dir.-Gen, Macroeconomic Research Division, NERI Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
Ms. Latdavanh Songvilay Director, NERI Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)
Mr. Nisith Keopanya Director General, Dept of Planning & Cooperation Ministry of Home Affair
Vietnam Dr Vo Tri Thanh Vice President Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
Dr. Nguyen Manh Hai Director, Research Dept. for Public Service Policies Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
Dr. Tran Van Ngoi Director General, Institute of State Organizational Sciences Ministry of Home Affairs
Asso. Prof. Tran Thi Thanh Thuy Deputy Director, Institute for Public Leadership and Policy HoChiMinh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration
Myanmar Mr. Ko Ko Hlaing Chief Political Advisor to the President & Chair Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr Kyaw Thu Programme Specialist (UN-Habitat) Urban Research and Development Institute (URDI)
Dr. Tun Ko Ko Center for Strategic and International Studies Myanmar Development Resource Institute
Prof. Khin Naing Oo Rector Yangon University of Economics
Prof. Thida Kyu Head, Dept. of Economics Yangon University of Economics
Prof. Cho Thein Head, Dept. of Applied Economics Yangon University of Economics
Korea Dr. Sang Yoo Nam Chair, CPPR Forum Advisory Board & Former Dean KDI Graduate School
Dr. Kyung Tae Lee Co-Chair, CPPR Forum Advisory Board Former Ambassador to OECD
Dr. Seong-Min Yoo Member National Assembly
Prof. Yun-hi Won President University of Seoul
Prof. Kyu-Dok Hong Vice President (Academic) Sookmyung Women’s University
Dr. Moonjoong Tcha Executive Director & CEO Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI)
Prof. Myungho Park Dean, College of Business and Economics Hankuk University of Foreign Studies