Affiliated Research Centers

Seoul Campus Research Center
Name Goals Year Established
Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center
  • To advance acupuncture and meridian science by developing a new research system that brings together traditional theories, modern science, and video imaging technologies
  • To develop new skills and establish guidelines for acupuncture treatments through cooperative research in Oriental medicine, brain imaging science, neurobiology, molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics
Advanced Display Research Center
  • To conduct national projects in the field of information display, externally commissioned research development assignments, and projects with both domestic and international research centers
Age-Related and Brain Diseases Research Center
  • To develop new medications for age-related diseases by researching and investigating their causes in our aging society
Center for Arts and Cultural Management
  • To lead this age of culture and information by contributing to the development of Korean arts and culture by researching effective and appropriate management theories for art, music, dance, theater, video, art festival, and other art-related institutions
Center for Converging Humanities
  • Center for Converging Humanities intends to present the true direction and framework for convergence research by clearly explaining its meanings and purposes based on thorough humanistic self-examination on it and thereby attempting disciplinary dialogue among humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Center for Digital health
  • Conduct multidisciplinary convergence research in the field of digital health
Center for Reconstruction of Human Society
  • To research, develop, and practice Kyung Hee University’s founding principles
Center for the Study of Languages (CSL)
  • To conduct research on all matters related to language
CheongKang Center for History & Culture of Korean Medicine
  • This institute conducts research projects and honors the legacy and achievements of CheongKang Kim Young-hoon (晴崗 金永勳, 1982-1974). In addition, this institute contributes to discovering future items and contents for for Korean medicine. In the long term, the institute seeks to expand the value of Kyung Hee Korean medicine not only to clinical and experimental research but also to the humanities and cultural areas.
East-West Bone and Joint Research Institute
  • To research and develop treatment methods for bone and joint diseases through systematic basic and clinical research To contribute to public health by fostering professional medical personnel and researchers in bone and joint diseases
East-West Medical Research Institute
  • To conduct projects related to the creation of “the third medicine”
  • To carry out joint research and projects as a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
East-West Nursing Research Institute
  • To improve public health by advancing East-West nursing science by combining Western and Eastern nursing practices, the latter of which emphasizes Korean identity
East-West Pharmaceutical Research Institute
  • To develop new drugs that minimize or eliminate side effects by separating new substances
  • To develop new treatments by proving and searching for the healing properties of natural compounds at the root of current treatments and drugs
  • To develop effective, easy-to-take medications
Healthcare Industry Research Institute
  • To contribute to improving welfare and public health by carrying out various research projects that raise the Korean medical industry’s competitiveness and develop the knowledge-based 21st century medical industry as a whole
Humanitas Liberal Arts Research Institute
  • To contribute to raising the quality and leading the development and expansion of humanities education at Humanitas College by conducting continuous research on the goals, content, and reformation of the humanities and providing research results to institutions of higher education around the world
Institute for Industrial Relations
  • To contribute to national industrial development and social welfare by developing new technologies by strengthening research capacity and collecting the knowledge and wisdom of 30 years of academic history
Institute for Medical Science
  • To expand biotechnological knowledge, foster professionals in the field, and build a core medical science research organization by systemizing and organizing resources and personnel in medicine, dentistry, Oriental medicine, pharmacy, and nursing science, as well as basic, clinical, and natural science
Institute of Global Environment
  • To seek academic alternatives and conservation policies by researching such issues as environmental changes and their effects on mankind
Institute of Humanities
  • To foster “humane intellectuals” by invigorating humanities research and the importance of the humanities by considering university and societal needs
Institute of Legal Studies
  • To research the theories and realities of law and to announce and spread these findings in order to provide research, enlightenment, and healing
Institute of Nonviolence
  • To develop and practice theories for creating a violence-free society through networking and cooperation among various disciplines in the humanities
Institute of Oriental Medicine
  • To research the planning and implementation of the academic and systemic creation of the “third medicine” through the revival of Oriental medicine
International Center of Speech and Debate
  • To develop and run practical speech and debate programs to teach related skills based on theoretical research
  • To publish research findings and textbooks, develop methods, and conduct academic research on speech and debate
  • To build a database of multimedia and resources related to speech and debate
  • To hold domestic and international speech and debate contests
K-Culture·Story Contents Research Institute
  • To seek the possibility of mutually-beneficial Hallyu and challenges humanistic criticism and strategic planning on K-content. We would like to study the dynamic changes in the storytelling of the cultural content as the media and platform evolve. Ultimately, we focus on comprehensive, applicable, and practicable storytelling-study and post-novelism as a cross-section linking culture, art, technology, industry, policy, and the public.
Korea Institute of Ornithology
  • To research the ecology and categorization of wild birds
Kowhang Medical Research Institute
  • To maximize research capacity through the mutual development of medical science and basic science, with an awareness that comprehension of basic science precedes the treatment of diseases and inquiry into all vital phenomena
Management Research Institute
  • To contribute to the academic development of management and reforming actual practices by presenting and disbursing results of research on the various fields of management
Research Institute for Basic Science
  • To contribute to the development of basic science through research in the pure and applied natural sciences, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and geology
Research Institute for Educational Development
  • To increase Kyung Hee University’s competitiveness on the world stage by raising its educational and research quality
  • To establish comprehensive and strategic means for transforming academics in Korea and the world
Research Institute for Social Science
  • To contribute to national and societal development by researching the theories and realities of the various disciplines of social science
Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition
  • To research East-West clinical nutrition
  • To contribute to the development of academics through clinical research that substantiates the effects of medicinal nutrition
Research Institute of Oral Biology
  • To contribute to the development of oral health and dentistry through comprehensive research in basic and clinical dental science
Research Institute of Science for Human Life
  • To raise quality of life by applying technological and scientific knowledge to human-centered domestic sciences
  • To conduct comprehensive research based on food, clothing, and shelter, child and family relations, consumerism, and other factors that comprise the living environment
  • To operate the Head Office of General Affairs, Children’s Research Center, Consulting Center for Housing, Kyung Hee Family Consulting and Education Center, Medical Life Institute, and Health Care Center
Testing and Development Center for Dental Material
  • To carry out activities in accordance with the Korea Food & Drug Administration’s 2008-47 guideline regarding medical equipment patents in a lawful and academic way
  • To contribute to the improvement of public oral health and the University’s image by determining the suitability of domestic and imported dental materials in order to raise the overall quality of dental materials and treatments
The Climate-Body Institute
  • To conduct research on the interconnectedness of climate change and beings (the body) in this era of Anthropocene. To examine the increasingly close relationship of climate crisis and health crisis in the time of global boiling. To explore plural understandings of nature, environment and beings (both human and nonhuman beings).
The Contemporary Art Research Institute
  • To offer a future-oriented vision for Korean contemporary art and to serve as a cultural bridge between Korean art and non-Korean art
  • To establish Korean modern art with a concrete mode and ideology in order to promote academic research and creative activities that conform to Kyung Hee’s founding spirit of “creating a civilized world”
Tourism Industry Research Center
  • To provide long-term policy alternatives and a general vision for the convention industry
  • To offer short-term plans for increasing the industry’s competitiveness
  • To offer convention-related statistics, establish a vision and strategy for linking the convention industry to international organizations, and search for ways to improve the convention and tourism industries