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The Global Korea Award (GKA) was created by the Council on Korean Studies at Michigan State University in 1995 to recognize individuals or groups who have made significant contribution of cross-cultural understanding, global education, and well-being of Korean people around the world. The selection criteria for the award include:


  • Demonstrated commitment and unselfish devotion to the well-beings of Korean community and global society

  • Significant contribution to the improvement of understanding between Korean and people around the world

  • Exceptional devotion to quality education for young generation in Korea and the world

  • Outstanding achievement in scholarly and creative work that advances global understanding of Korea in the global community


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