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The Korea Foundation-LSE Academic Exchange Programme Fellowship concluded in the 2010-2011 academic year

History of the Korea Foundation-LSE Academic Exchange Programme

In 2007, the Korea Foundation and the LSE signed an Agreement to establish and operate the Korea Foundation- London School of Economics and Political Science Academic Exchange Programme at the Asia Research Centre of the LSE. Funded for three years through the generosity of the Korea Foundation, this programme facilitated social science research on Korea and the understanding of Korea in the context of Asia and the wider world. This programme was formally launched at the start of academic year 2008/09 with an inaugural Public Lecture (see below).

About the Academic Exchange

The Korea Foundation-LSE Academic Exchange Programme Fellowship enabled selected Korean Fellows to be based at the Asia Research Centre at LSE for a minimum of three months up to a maximum of nine months during the LSE Academic Year in order to conduct their own proposed research. The Fellows were supported by a monthly subsistence allowance, the exact amount dependant on qualifications, and were provided with office space and access to research facilities at the School.

Korean nationals who were either post-doctoral researchers, early to mid-career practitioners or of all grades in the field of social sciences from Korean academic/research institutions or relevant government agencies were eligible without regard to institutional affiliation. Successful participants possessed a doctoral degree in a social scientific discipline and a proven or emerging track record of research and publications in a relevant field.

Public Lecture & Seminar Series

The Korea Foundation-LSE Academic Exchange Programme also featured public lectures and seminars to highlight social science research of importance and interest to Korea as well as Korea-related issues within an international context. The Inaugural Public Lecture was held on Tuesday 14 October 2008 and featured Professor Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University. Listen to the Podcast.