The aim of this project is to launch a Eurasia-wide e-School in order to promote excellence in teaching in the field of Korean Studies and thereby support the development of a world-class innovative curriculum, with a particular focus on the social sciences. To do so Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), proposes to become the hub in the network of leading higher education institutions in Western and Central-Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. The project brings together 12 institutions located in 10 countries.
The CEU Asia Research Initiative (ARI) was established in 2009 to conduct research, generate and disseminate knowledge in order to raise the profile of scholarly work on Asia at CEU. ARI takes a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to studying social, political, economic and cultural dynamics in Asia in partnership with academic institutions, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, and civil society.