The Institute of Korean Cultural Studies established on March 1, 1978, aims to contribute to the development of Korean culture through scientific research and studies on all aspects of Yeong-nam region. To achieve this goal, In 1981, the Institute integrated "Institute of Silla-Gaya Culture" and combined the scientific activities of professors from Yeongnam University, as well as other research workers and research professors who are considered to be leaders in the field.
Together, their efforts with the Institute created
We have concentrated our research on the study of culture in Yeong-nam region as well as the study of our overall national culture.
Thus, we have become a pivotal research institute in the field of national culture and its study. As a result, in 1994, Korea Research Foundation selected us as the best research institute and as "the Center of Institute" in 1996 and continues to support in 2003. We also were honored by Cultural Properties Adminstration and have been working as "the institute of researching buried cultural assets" since 1999. We have achieved such success as a result of our organization of many cultural assets scattered throughout the Yeong-nam region, including old documents, oral literature, and folklore, using a different approach from the conventional norm. We will make every effort to form a basis for the research of Korean studies, and the globalization of Korean culture through the new recognition.
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