Hansa Institute

Who We Are

We are a volunteer organization consisting of social scientists and leaders in the Korean community who came together to produce systematic scientific information on issues related to the Korean and Asian immigrant community in the Chicagoland area. 

Hansa Institute (formerly Korean American Research & Development: KARDI) is a Section 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Illinois Office of the Secretary in March 2005.

The purposes of the Hansa Institute are:

  1. to conduct research on issues related to the Korean community in the United States to promote educational and training opportunities in the community,
  2. to advocate the issues of the community to public and private entities,
  3. to protect and promote Korean American’s civil rights and welfare, and
  4. to develop resources and means that are needed in achieving these goals.