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VUB Delegation visits South Korea

VUB delegatie naar KoreaFrom 20 to 24 May 2013, a VUB delegation headed by Prof. Jan Cornelis (Vice-Rector for International Policy), visited several universities and research institutions in Korea. The delegation included Dr. Jacqueline Couder (Head of IRMO), Dr. M. Miryung Kim (Executive Director of EU-Korea Institute), and Prof. Eric Franckx (Law Faculty).

Further to the signing of a MoU, in November 2012, VUB and Korea University agreed to intensify their cooperation in several academic domains, including medicine and engineering. The VUB delegation also visited the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kyung HeeUniversity, Chonbuk National University, Ewha Womans University, and Seoul National University.

On the sidelines of their visit, Prof. Cornelis gave a seminar at KIST, while Prof. Franckx deliveredlectures at the Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korea University Law School. H.E. F.Bontemps (Belgian Ambassador to South Korea) hosted a dinner welcoming the delegation.

Korea University is a partner and member of the EU-Korea Institute’s consortium.