About the Asan Institute


The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank

As an independent, non-partisan think tank, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies is dedicated to undertaking policy-relevant research to foster domestic, regional, and international environments conducive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

The Asan Institute was established in commemoration of the late Founder and Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Group, Chung Ju-yung, who left an indelible mark on South Korea’s modernization and inter-Korean exchanges towards peace.

Named after Chung Ju-yung’s pen name, “Asan,” Dr. Chung Mong Joon founded the Asan Institute on February 11, 2008. in an effort to build a world-class think tank that mirrors South Korea’s place on the world stage.