opens talks with South Korean university
Allen C. Meadors (right) with Dr. Sung-Kyung Kim, President of
The University of
North Carolina at Pembroke is expanding its international web of partnerships
into the Republic of Korea.
Dr. Sung-Kyung Kim,
President of Woosong University, visited UNCP August 14-15 to discuss
several mutually beneficial projects.
Dr. Kim and Woosong
International Programs Director, Dr. Seunghun Yu, met with Chancellor
Allen C. Meadors, Dr. Roger Brown, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, Dr. Alex Chen, Director of UNCP International Programs, and
several key administrators.
President discussed the establishment of formal exchange agreements
in undergraduate and graduate business programs, as well as the English
as a Second Language program. He had kind words for UNCP.
"I feel that
UNCP is a very aggressive institution and is trying many innovative
things to become a stronger university," Dr. Kim said. "I
see a great deal of effort by the Chancellor, the Provost, administrators
and Provost have done a great job in taking this university to the next
level," he said. "We are not only interested in the exchange
of business programs. We are trying to internationalize our university
in all fields."
thanked Dr. Kim for his kind words and said the timing is good to develop
a high quality academic relationship with this new international partner.
and UNCP are seeking many of the same opportunities for their students
and faculty," Chancellor Meadors said. "The timing for collaborative
programs between our two universities appears to be right. We look forward
to the development of some quality programs with Woosong Univeristy."
Dr. Kim said Woosong
University has established exchange agreements in Information Technology
programs with China, New Zealand, Thailand, England and Vietnam, and
they are working to forge ties to Japanese and U.S. universities. Several
other prominent U.S. universities were on Dr. Kim's itinerary.
believes that in order to be on the frontline of globalization, international
relations must be nurtured and maintained. Our university is affiliated
with more than 20 sister universities in the world," Dr. Kim stated
in an open letter on the University's web site.
was founded in 1995 as a force for educational innovation in South Korea.
It has a current enrollment of 5,487, including 433 students studying
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