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Department of History and Cultural Studies

On behalf of the entire team at the Institute for Korean Studies, I would like to warmly welcome you to our homepage. On the following pages you can find comprehensive information about the work of the institute. The homepage offers you, among other things, an insight into the various courses of study and degree options at the institute, information on the research activities of our employees, an overview of our diverse program of events and information on the scientific publications and media reports of our team.

Prof. Dr. Eun-Jeung Lee, Director of the Institute for Korean Studies


Focus in teaching and research

The Korean studies at the Free University of Berlin place the social science debate with (North and South) Korea at the center of research and teaching. In this context, the Korean Studies deal intensively with the politics, economy, society and culture of North and South Korea.


The aim of studying Korean studies is to acquire knowledge and skills that encompass the broadest possible spectrum of Korean studies and thus enable employment in science, business, media, international organizations and intercultural institutions. The intensive acquisition of Korean language skills is of particular importance for the course.

In the scientific examination of the subject, the Korean studies deal with the specific questions, methods, techniques and theories that serve to analyze the dynamics of Korean society and history. On the one hand, borrowing from the regionally not defined disciplines, on the other hand, questions that arise from dealing with Korea are brought into the discussion of these subjects.

The institute's research activities are divided into seven research units:

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