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Korea Corner at Study Area Harmonie Building

The Harmonie building of the University of Groningen has a special Korea Corner, a place for anyone interested information about the country and East Asia. The Corner was developed by the University Library and GSG’s Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG) with a generous grant from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

The Korea Corner, launched in 2014 at the University Library and was since 2017 relocated to the Study Rooms of the Harmonie Building. The new location features Hansik : Food for Thought” , a small exhibition on Korean Food and two study places to consult Korean resources or other study material. T he Corner was officially opened by Sibrand Poppema, President of the Board of the University, in the presence of Minister Counsellor Jong-Ho Choi of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. The Korea Corner is intended to promote Asia among students.

Exchanges with Pusan National University

After the opening of the Korea Corner, an exchange agreement between the University of Groningen and Pusan National University was signed. It enables students from Groningen to do placements at Korean companies, and organizations and students from Korea to spend time in Groningen.

About the Korea Corner

In the Korea Corner there are two regular working spaces available including a computer. Literature on Korean studies, supported by the Korea Foundation and Window on Korea Programme, can still be found on the Second Floor of the University Library under UKOR. UKOR includes a book and DVD collection in the field of Korean Studies, with a broad focus on economics, politics, international relations, law, history, society and the culture of Korea.


Harmonie Building
Study Rooms
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen

Korea Corner
Korea Corner
Last modified:27 March 2017 1.43 p.m.