KRI@UNSW formed extensive networks throughout academia, governments, NGOs, peak bodies, international institutions, industries and communities across Southeast Asia, Korea and Australasia. Through these networks, KRI@UNSW conducts its major activities in partnership and collaboration.
The following three networks are formalised with distinctive missions of its own network but also to support overarching mission of KRI@UNSW. KRI@UNSW plays the key roles in all three networks.
Collaborative Research Network
Since its establishment in June 2000, KRI@UNSW has established extensive international networks in Southeast Asia and Australasia. There are two distinctive collaborative research networks under operation at present. The first is the Universities Network (aka. Ten Strategic Partner Universities) and the second is Universities-Government Institutions network (aka. CPPR Forum).
KRI formed strategic network with governmental departments and institutions in Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia through receiving research grants, receiving support for Korean Studies related activities, joint organisation of policy workshops, conducting collaborative research and facilitating public diplomacy in Austrasia and Southeast Asia.
KoSASA was founded in 2003 by KRI@UNSW and five top-tier national universities of four Southeast Asian countries (i.e. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam). Since then, it has expanded its network to comprise nine top-tier universities from eight Southeast Asian countries (adding Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines). The primary activities of KoSASA involve the promotion of Korean Studies across Southeast Asia by conducting collaborative research activities and academic conferences. KRI@UNSW has offered access to this network to UNSW scholars to facilitate multidisciplinary research collaborations between UNSW and universities across Southeast Asia and Korea.