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Southeast Asia as an Open Regional System: For the Global Communication and
Public Spread of Korea’s Southeast Asian Studies

Professor Shin Yoon Hwan
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Education (Korean Government)
Project Title : Humanities Korea (HK) Support Project
Total Budget : 7 billion KRW
Total Period of Research : 10 years (2008.11~2018.8)

Research Details

A comprehensive regional study that seeks to properly position the stature of Southeast Asia by establishing a new paradigm for the regional study of Southeast Asia and to find an interdisciplinary and inter-regional exploration method of regions by overcoming the western-centrism of existing studies on Southeast Asia.
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Establishing Financial Technology Platform for Developing Fintech Ventures and Creative Human Resources

Professor Kim Yong Jin
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korean Government)
Project Title : University ICT Research Center Promotion & Support Project(Information and Communications Technologies Research Center)
Total Budget : Approximately 3 billion KRW (2nd~4th year estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 4 years (2015.6~2018.2)

Research Details

The Smart Fintech Research Center is established to develop digital currency based Fintech service platform, financial big data technologies, information security/privacy protection technologies, data analytics and distributed computing (cloud computing) technologies, and sustainable service operation architecture. Based on the technologies developed at the center, we will provide a platform to be used in various communities around universities where many mom and pop stores operate and many students are looking for jobs to pay their tuition and living expenses. Throughout this process, we will grow creative students who are accustomed to developing digital solutions and have digital expertise.
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Research on Firm Dynamics, Intellectual Property Rights, and Innovation for Sustainable Growth of the Korean Economy

Professor Park Jungsoo
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Education (Korean Government)
Project Title : Social Science Korea (SSK) Support Project
Total Budget : Approximately 2 billion KRW (3-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 9 years (2011.9~2019.8)

Research Details

This research focuses on the origins of firm growth and how changes in the firm dynamics influence economic growth. Research topics include creation and diffusion process of technological innovation, formation process of intellectual property, innovation activities of research personnel which are the main causes of heterogeneity in firm performance.
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Comparative Historical/Cultural/Institutional Analyses and Critical Global Political
Economy of the Dependent Development and Distortions of Korean Social Sciences

Professor Lew Seok Jin
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Education (Korean Government)
Project Title : University Focused Research Center Support Project (Humanities)
Total Budget : Approximately 2 billion KRW (3-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 9 years (2009.9~2018.8)

Research Details

Overcomes the problem of internalized ‘western-centrism’ in the ‘knowledge system’ of Korean social sciences and seeks to uniquely identify Korean social sciences.
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Good Government

Professor Lee Hyeon-Woo
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Education (Korean Government)
Project Title : Social Science Korea (SSK) Support Project
Total Budget : Approximately 2 billion KRW (3-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 9 years (2010.9~2019.8)

Research Details

With a topic regarding ‘how a democratically elected government can ensure a sustainable society and the quality of life of Koreans’ 20 years after democratization, this study seeks to establish a tradition of systematic and institutional support for an intellectual society in order to improve the quality of government.
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A Critical Research of Various Post-Westerncentric Theories and Discourses: Toward Theoretical Deepening and Regional Expansion

Professor Kang Jung In
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Funding Agency : Ministry of Education (Korean Government)
Project Title : Social Science Korea (SSK) Support Project
Total Budget : Approximately 2 billion KRW (3-step estimates included)
Total Period of Research : 9 years (2010.9~2019.8)

Research Details

Through a critical reexamination of various theoretical responses and divegent regional reactions to Western-centricism, this research intends to contribute to the development of post-Westerncentric political thought in the twenty-first century.