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Trip helps University strengthen ties with Korea

Binghamton University expanded its partnerships with Korean universities and businesses during a trip to Seoul last month. Read more

$1 million grant will support Korean Studies

Binghamton University has become just the second East Coast school to receive the prestigious Overseas Leading University Program for Korean Studies (OLUPKS) Grant of the Academy of Korean Studies. Read more

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SUNY at Binghamton, also known as Binghamton University (BU) is one of four university centers among 64 SUNY campuses and is known for a Public Ivy league. We are a medium size university that has 15,000 students and 600 faculty members.In a little over 60 years, BU has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary international education with one of the most vibrant research program in the nation.

The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) was established in 2010 to promote Korean Studies at Binghamton University. As a center devoted to the study of Korea, its goals are to foster research across disciplines and to use the academic resources of the University to promote understanding of Korea. The Center seeks to promote interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to Korean studies by drawing on its faculty members in disciplines as diverse as art history, Korean American diasporas, history, economics, language, linguistics, literature, sociology, and political science.

The Center conducts conferences and workshops; sponsors research projects; presents lectures; publishes significant research on Korea; and contributes to the enhancement of the University's library system and other University research facilities. The Center also sponsors Korean events on campus including undergraduate and graduate initiatives and cultural activities. To date, such activities and programs have raised awareness and appreciation of Korean culture across BU and in the surrounding community.


Sungdai Cho


The Center for Korean Studies

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Last Updated: 5/3/12