About us

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1. General introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread impacts and significant disruption to global supply chains. The unprecedented effect and the resultant restriction rules imposed in many countries have revealed acute bottlenecks in supply chains links in many trade regions, including Australia and Korea. The resulting disruptions are not only on domestic trade but also export, import and cross-border trade. These disruptions put supply chain resilience to a test and thus require a collaborative platform to conduct industry-focused research between scholars in the two countries, as well as between scholars and the industry.

This web platform is an outcome of the Developing the Australia-Korea Supply Chain Resilience Research Capability Platform project. This project aims to develop and sustain a joint supply chain resilience research capability platform, leveraging on the existing collaborative relationship between RMIT University, Pusan National University and the Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics to enhance supply chain resilience research.

2. Funding agency

The Developing the Australia-Korea Supply Chain Resilience Research Capability Platform project is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in the Australia – Korea Foundation COVID-19 Special Grant Round 2020.

3. Project partners

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to making an impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. As one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies. Our multidisciplinary, outcome-oriented approach makes us the partner of choice in our collaborations with research agencies, other universities, and government, community and industry bodies.

Pusan National University (PNU) was founded in May 1946 with the establishment ideology of truth, liberty and devotion. Although the University started initially with just two faculties, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Fisheries, since then, it has grown into a major research level institution covering all the major disciplines within academia. Today, the University enjoys its reputation as one of the top universities in Korea. The University now comprises fifteen colleges, one independent division, one general graduate school, four professional graduate schools and five special graduate schools, and contributes to the development of the nation by producing prominent experts and talented leaders. While leading a path to industrialization and democratization, the university has fulfilled its mission as a regional hub university, actively engaged in the great journey of Korea’s modern history. PNU’s dream of becoming a global research-oriented university is unfolding as it strives to create a university of the future by working for the betterment of students and the community.

The Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics, an academic research organization, was officially established by holding the general meeting of promoters on August 16, 1981, and then having the inaugural general meeting and the first inaugural academic presentation on August 27, 1982. The KASL was originally launched as the Korea Shipping Association, but in order to keep pace with the trend of the times in which the shipping industry is gradually integrated with the logistics industry, on February 21, 2003, it was changed to the Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics. The purpose of establishing KASL is to “contribute to the theory of shipping and logistics and the development of the shipping and logistics industry through in-depth research on shipping and logistics, industry-university cooperation, research exchange between members, and mutual cooperation”.

4. Contact

Pusan National University
Graduate School of International Studies
Tel : 82-51-510-1663 / 510-1666 / 510-1116
Fax : 82-51-581-7144