Korea Foundation

The Korea Foundation
Founded 1991
Founder Government of the Republic of Korea
Area served
Website http://www.kf.or.kr

The Korea Foundation (Korean: 한국국제교류재단, Hanja: 韓國國際交流財團) is in the Diplomatic Center Building in Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea.[1] It was established in 1991 by the Korea Foundation Act (No.4414 / promulgated on December 14, 1991) with the aim to enhance the image of Korea in the world and also to promote academic and cultural exchange programs. It is an independent organization affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, Hyun-seok Yu is the 11th president of the Foundation.


The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs. (Article 1, Korea Foundation Act)


[Korean Studies]

Support for Korean Studies Overseas


Programs and Workshops

[Cultural Exchange]

Support for Overseas Museums

Exhibitions and Performances

[Intellectual Exchange and Global Networking]

Intellectual Exchange

Global Networking

Peoples' Participation


Publications about Korea

Videos on Korea

Resources and Materials

Overseas Offices


Yu, Hyun-seok

Former Presidents

Yu, Hyeok-in (Jan. 3 – Oct. 9, 1992)

Son, Chu-whan (Oct. 26, 1992 – Dec. 29, 1994)

Choi, Chang-yoon (Dec. 31, 1994 – Mar. 30, 1996)

Kim, Jung-won (Apr. 29, 1996 – Feb. 24, 1998)

Lee, Joung-binn (Apr. 10, 1998 – Jan. 14, 2000)

Lee, In-ho (Feb. 21, 2000 – Dec. 29, 2003)

Kwon, In-hyuk (Jan. 6, 2004 – Jan. 5, 2007)

Yim, Sung-joon (Feb. 27, 2007 – Feb. 26, 2010)

Kim, Byung-Kook (Jun. 14, 2010 – Mar. 1, 2012)

Kim, Woosang (Mar. 1, 2012 – May. 10, 2013)

Public transport connection

See also


  1. "Koreana: a Quarterly on Korean Culture & Arts". Koreana. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. Shin, Hee-Sook; et al. (March 27, 2014). "Collective Subscription of Korean Studies E-Resources" (PDF). Council on East Asian Libraries. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
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