The GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is part of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. The establishment of GWIKS in 2016 was made possible by a generous grant from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS).

The mission of the GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is to consolidate, strengthen, and grow the existing Korean studies program at GW, and more generally in the greater D.C. area. The institute will enable and enhance productive research and education relationships between individuals and departments in several universities, and among the many experts scattered throughout the region and the world.