The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has a new $2 million endowment to ensure the steady growth of Korean studies at the school.
The Korea Foundation contributed $1 million for the endowment, while center raised the rest from other contributors.
The University of Hawaii Foundation said Monday the funds will allow the school to offer more Korea-related courses, particularly those in the humanities and social sciences.
The center plans to work with various departments to establish new tenure-track faculty positions in disciplines currently not taught on campus.
The Center for Korean Studies was established in 1972. It brings together one of the largest concentrations of Korea scholars outside Korea itself.