During this time, the Institute has been engaged in activities such as planning and developing translations of Korean classical literature, organizing Korea's ethnic cultural legacy, publishing research results, giving periodic academic presentations in the field of Korean Studies, and promoting traditional culture through projects and events.
Since its expansion and re-organization in 1997, the Institute has introduced data processing theory and various technologies while maintaining the integrity of the humanist tradition. It has added the globalization of Korean Studies as a new objective. It established the 'HK Korean Cultural Research Group' in 2007, and is now highlighting the element of historical change, tracing Korean culture from its pre-modern stages to contemporary events. Through a methodology known as "Cultural Dynamics," the findings and results in existing Korean research can be brought to bear on new studies of Korean culture and can be used by academics in other fields, promoting communication and integration between different fields and majors.
Assets of the institute include: talented and experienced researchers and support personnel numbering at about 150 persons, a stable research infrastructure including ample space and resources, and 50 years of prolific research experience. The research performed at the Institute has been a stepping stone in Korea's humanistic development.