Research Centers & Institutes

USC’s commitment to research knows neither boundaries nor borders, extending around the world to learn from the past while building for the future.
The USC Korean Studies Institute's mission is to explain Korea to the world by fostering education and research about Korea. Focusing on both historical and contemporary issues, KSI seeks to increase the visibility of Korean studies through its student and faculty support and ambitious public programming.
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The USC US-China Institute informs public discussion of the evolving and multidimensional US-China relationship through policy-relevant research, graduate and undergraduate training, and professional development programs for teachers, journalists, and officials. It produces compelling public events, widely-viewed documentary films, and the popular magazines US-China Today and Asia Pacific Arts.
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The USC Ito Center promotes the study of Japanese religions and culture through faculty-led research and publications, public conferences and events, supporting graduate students, offering postdoctoral fellowships and hosting visiting scholars.
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The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences established the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) in 1975 to provide dedicated leadership, coordination and support for the growing interdisciplinary education, research activity, and community outreach concerning East Asia. In addition to being an academic department, EASC has been recognized as one of the nation's leading centers for the development of East Asian area studies and is among a small group of elite colleges and universities to be designated a National Resource Center for East Asian studies by the U.S. Department of Education.
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With partnerships spanning the globe, the USC Shoah Foundation works to overcome prejudice, intolerance and hatred — and the suffering they cause — through programs that include collecting eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust and other genocides, which are then widely shared through the latest technology.
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The USC Institute for Global Health advances a broad agenda of training, capacity building, research and policy development. By drawing on USC's passionate and dedicated faculty, physicians and students, and partnering with global-health experts across the nation and the world, the institute engages and supports the USC community in a wide range of educational programs, collaborative projects, global health grants and volunteer experiences. And it enables students and faculty to create research and training partnerships of their own to promote healthier communities worldwide.
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