On the global stage, Incheon National University's aims to be prominent in six specialization areas: applied technology (industry development), global convergence (international trade), knowledge services (specialty workforce), regional cultural studies (language), marine science and urban science (sustainability). The pillars reflect an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to research across the whole university that provides opportunities for students and faculty to work together with industry to innovative and apply knowledge. Some of INU's more prominent research centers and institutes are listed below.
Incheon University R&D Center
Social Science Research Institute
The Social Science Institute conducts various academic activities covering the whole of social sciences, research and policy development. It publishes the 'Society Science Songdo Journal' twice a year and manages several community cooperation projects.
Humanities Research Institute
China Overseas Cultural Institute
The agenda of the China Overseas Cultural Institute is to replicate China's research base in Korea. The Center studies the the social and economic practices of modern China to apply the Chinese development model to improve the long-term sustainability of Korean industry by combining Chinese and Korean practices.