Korea Foundation

The Korea Foundation (KF) was established in 1991, and has been Korea’s leading public diplomacy institution that is devoted to enhancing understanding about Korea abroad and facilitating international interactions between Korea and the world. The KF’s public diplomacy initiatives include its active support for overseas Korean Studies and Koreanists and support for cultural exchanges between Korea and the world, along with the promotion of people-to-people interactions with a variety of forum events and intellectual exchange programs. The KF endeavors to promulgate objective facts and knowledge about Korea that are not yet part of the dominant international discourses, such as the recognition of Korea as a “pivotal middle power,” which because of its late modernization is uniquely situated to understand the quite different situations of both the developed and developing countries; and hence, for example, should play an important role in helping mediate disputes that are an increasing threat to international peace.

GPDNet Project Proposal and Participation Guideline_KF Apr 01, 2016

Photographs and the Sustainable Development Goals – Project Proposal & Participation Guideline – April 2016 Proposed by the Korea Foundation  Project Proposal and Participation Guideline​As agreed upon in the 2nd Meeting of the Assembly in 2015, the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) will organize a pilot joint program for photographers to...

GPDNet Exhibition

The Korea Foundation hosts the photograph exhibition on a story of Tam Thanh, a small fishing village in Tam Ky, Vietnam seen through the eyes of five photographers. The exhibition illustrates the changes into a beautiful village of murals through collaboration among Korean painters, Korean and Vietnamese volunteers, and local residents. Motivated by Korea’s mural...

GPDNet Joint Project “Tales for Everyone”

The Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet), founded predominantly by the KF, held the “Tales for Everyone” Festival in Ankara, Turkey, on April 19-23. The Yunus Emre Institute of Turkey hosted the Festival, featuring seven public diplomacy organizations from around the world, including the Korea Foundation, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International...