KRI@UNSW formed strategic network with governmental departments and institutions in Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia through receiving research grants, receiving support for Korean Studies related activities, joint organisation of policy workshops, conducting collaborative research and facilitating public diplomacy in Austrasia and Southeast Asia. There are over twenty-five governmental, academic and non-governmental institutions across eight Southeast Asian countries who are proactively engage with KRI@UNSW.
- Cambodia-Korea Research Center (CKRC), Royal University of Phnom Penh
- National Committee for Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (NC-ESCAP), Royal Government of Cambodia
- Centre for Study Governance and Administrative Reform, Universitas Indonesia
- Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affair, Government of Indonesia
- Ministry of State Apparatus and Administration Reform, Government of Indonesia
- National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Government of Laos
- Malaysia-Korea Research Center (MKRC), University of Malaya
- Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), University of Malaya
- National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Government of Malaysia
- Myanmar-Korea Research Center(MKRC), Yangon University of Economics
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Myanmar Development Resource Institute(MDRI), Non-Governmental Organisation
- Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Government of Vietnam
- Institute of State Organizational Sciences(ISOS), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Vietnam
- Asia Research Center n(ARC), Chulalongkorn University
- ASEAN Studies Center(ASC), Chulalongkorn University
- Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC), The Royal Government of Thailand
- Philippines-Korea Research Center(PKRC), University of the Philippines
- Asian Center, University of the Philippines
- The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
- National Economic Development Authority of the Philippines (NEDAP), Government of the Philippines
- Angara Centre for Law and Economics (ACLE), Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)
In Korea, KRI@UNSW worked with the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), the Korea Foundation (KF) and the Korea Development Institute (KDI).
The Academy of Korean Studies was founded with the objects of "studying the essence of Korean culture for establishing the base for new creation with independent historical views and a sound sense of values, seeking the basic principles of future Korea to raise and restore the spirit of the Korean people, and creating and developing Korean culture."
The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs.
Korea Development Institute (KDI), since its establishment in 1971, has been recognized as a leading think tank of Korea significantly contributing to the economic and social development of Korea.