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In order to achieve its mission of conducting research, Sungshin maintains 16 excellent and active research institutes. These research institutes have been carrying out outstanding research in many different fields of knowledge and have presented their research results at academic conferences both on and off campus.


The Humanities Research Institute has conducted research on the spirit, culture, and history of mankind in order to make a significant contribution to the establishment of human identity and to the development of human culture. To achieve its goals, the center strives to encourage the research activities of the members of the College of Humanities. It also invites renowned scholars of humanities from both home and abroad for paper presentations ; holds one or two conferences every year ; and publishes an academic journal once a year.


The East Asia Research Center founded in September 2002 is promoting the development and planning of international academic research and exchanges for peace and security, as well as the development of East Asia by doing research in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economics, sociology, ideology and other related fields in the major nations with a focus on Korea to deal actively with the rapidly changing international environment of East Asia.


The Korean Geographic Research Institute strives to heighten geography as a scientific study and a means of education through comprehensive and systematic study and research on Korea and different parts of the world ; to contribute to the solution of the array of current problems in different parts of the world ; and to help people to develop a sound and comprehensive understanding of the social and cultural discrepancies caused by geographical differences.

The Basic Science Research Institute was founded in 1982 to make a contribution not only to the fields of Natural Science in both pure and applied areas, but also to society as a whole. The institute will remain active in the operation of industrial studies and the Joint Trust Research project.


The Educational Research Institute provides exchange of education-related information and support research activities. To be more specific, the institute supports research activities by collecting and preserving and publishing education materials and theses, both domestically and internationally, and by holding seminars, educational contests, and debates in order to maintain ongoing connections with other educational sites and local communities.



The Life and Culture Research Institute focuses on conducting research on the areas of dress, food, family culture and consumer science. By publishing the research results both within and outside of Korea the Institute aims to make a significant contribution to family life and culture.


The Economics Research Institute is contributing to the promotion of academic research related to the promotion of joint research and academic exchanges by overseas research organizations which, of course, will deepen the development of research into the fields of finance, banking, trade and industry for long and short-term forecasts of the Korean economy.

This research center aims to focus on the theory and practice of Plastic Arts, by further integrating its function within society. The center is divided into four sections (Human Plastic Arts, Industrial Plastic Arts, Environmental Plastic Arts, and Plane Level Plastic Arts) that function both within the university and off-campus.


The goal of the Business Administration Research Institute is to carry out research on the theory of Business Administration, on the analysis of business phenomena, and on business policies in order to produce highly-competent researchers ; to promote collaborative research between industries and educational institution ; and to develop a Korean-oriented theory of Business Administration.

The goal of the institute is to do research on the family, interpersonal and personal problems, as well as to devote itself to academic development and the psychological health of people in Korea through surveying and counselling on the variety of psychological problems of people in this community.


The Legal Institute aims to contribute to the development of law through the exchange of academic literatures both domestic and overseas; the publishing of research works and the analysis of academic theory and judicial precedents in the legal field. Furthermore, the Institute operates a legal office branch, which provides free legal counseling services for students, faculty, staff, and local residents.



The Korean Women's Research Institute focuses on social scientific research on women's issues and the international exchange of the research results. It is the goal of the Institute to serve the local community and help women's self-realization. Founded in 1999, the Institute works toward the development of feminist theory by conducting research and surveys on women and presenting the results through conferences and various academic journals including the Institute's annually published Women's Research.

Launching into the 21st century, the era of sensitivity and culture, women and their sensitivity have taken on a major role. In response to the era's new demands, Sungshin Design Center was established in December 2004 to support studies in design and research work for future-oriented designs and creative activities. The center aims to stay one step ahead of upcoming trends.

The Cultural Industry Research Center is contributing to the development of the Korean Cultural Industry in the twenty-first century by studying educational programs and content planning to develop the resources and industry of culture which will increase the interest of the nation and society by doing research from several approaches in all those fields related to the advancement and promotion of the Cultural Industry.

The Multimedia Research Institute focuses on the research and development of core technologies to lead us into the future of digital content and multimedia systems. Major research fields include digital broadcasting, game design and software, web content, multimedia based education, computer graphics, multimedia information processing and human interfacing. The institute, also, periodically offers several useful training courses, such as in MAYA and Avid HD editing, on digital content and the multimedia.

The Research Institute of Sports & Nutritional Medicine's goal is to contribute to the national economic benefit not only through the development of supplemental health products made from natural ingredients and programs for exercise and nutritional prescriptions, but also through the reduction of medical expenses. It also seeks to present scientific and systematic treatments and indicators for the diseases of modern people through the joint efforts of experts in many different fields including Sports, Nutrition, Food Products, Oriental and Western Medicine, Pharmacological Development and Computer Science.