UNS – Chungnam National University: Another step to advance internationalization

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Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) keeps going on improving its education service to produce globally competitive graduates as to realize the internationalization spirit it’s been embracing. In attempting to do so, UNS continuously makes ties with prospective universities in both local and international level. Adding to the list of universities it bonds with, UNS signed a MoU with Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea, Tuesday (7/2/16).

Two delegates from CNU, Dr. Yu Yong Man, Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Science, and Dr. Lee Jun Heon, Vice President of Office of International Affairs, were welcomed in the rector’s room in dr. Prakosa building. They had a brief discussion with UNS rector and several staffs from the Faculty of Agriculture of UNS. The signing of MoU between UNS and CNU was carried out shortly afterwards. Deals stated in the MoU included mutual agreement on dual degree program, student exchange, staff exchange, and exchange of documentation, pedagogical information, and research materials.

Cooperation between UNS and this university basing in Daejeon city was actually initiated when a lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture of UNS took a doctoral program at CNU. An MoA between the Faculty of Agriculture of UNS and College of Agriculture and Life Science CNU was then ratified in the middle of 2016. As a follow up of the MoA, 3 students from the Faculty of Agriculture of UNS were granted tuition and access to participate in 2016 GKS for ASEAN Countries’ Science and Engineering Students, a summer program intended for prospective leaders of future ASEAN. In addition, Faculty of Agriculture of UNS sent two students to take part in “Winter for International Learners & Leaders (WILL)” in the beginning of January 2017. This was a short course for international students who wish to study Korean language and culture.

Responding to CNU’s openness for the cooperation, UNS rector, Prof. Ravik, stated that UNS would be glad to continue and develop the collaboration further. “We can start from the Faculty of Agriculture, but we have ten faculties here. I hope we can develop our cooperation in other faculties as well”, he said.

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