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Universidad de Santiago de Chile signs agreements with Korea University

  • During the signing ceremony, Dr Juan Manuel Zolezzi, President of Universidad de Santiago de Chile, highlighted that one of the goals of the university is to constantly work for the internationalization of the institution to give students and professors professional development opportunities abroad. 



In its ongoing internationalization process, Universidad de Santiago de Chile signed two agreements with Korea University: a framework cooperation agreement and a specific student exchange agreement, both negotiated by the Department of International and Inter-University Relations of that Chilean university.

The signing ceremony was held at the Casa Central of Universidad de Santiago de Chile and it was headed by Dr Juan Manuel Zolezzi, President of Universidad de Santiago, and Dr Jaeho Yeom, President of the Korea University. They signed two agreements: one to promote the academic exchange and cooperation in teaching and research and another to implement a student exchange program between both institutions.

Dr. Sun Hyuk Kim, Vice President for International Affairs of the Korea University; Sang Kee Song, Assistant Vice President for International Affairs of that university, and Chun Hee Lee, Counselor and Cultural Attaché of the Korean Embassy in Chile, were part of the Korean delegation that participated in the ceremony. Universidad de Santiago de Chile was represented by some of its vice presidents, deans and directors. Eleodoro Pempelfort, Deputy Director of Energy, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the ceremony too.



The purpose of these agreements- which are valid for renewable periods of five years- is to promote the academic exchange in teaching and research activities, conferences and cultural programs; to strengthen the exchange of scientific material and publications, and to develop student exchange between undergraduate programs. President Zolezzi said that these agreements will bring important benefits to our University community.

For his part, Dr Jaeho Yeom, President of the Korea University expressed his satisfaction with the agreements, saying that it is very important for the Korea University to have the possibility of expanding to other regions in the world.

“Students will be the leaders of the 21st century. Globalization is the common feature; collaboration among universities has intensified and our educational world is changing,” Dr Yeom said. He said that besides providing students with knowledge, it is necessary to give them opportunities to create advantages.”

Korea University was founded in 1905. It has more than 33,000 Korean and foreign students from different countries, enrolled in 18 institutes and 18 undergraduate schools, like the schools of Law, Medicine, Engineering and Business Management. It is currently in the 90th place of the QS World University Rankings.

Some of its research fields are ICT, Software, Building and Transportation, Mechanics, Manufacture, Agriculture and Food, Society, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Health and Medicine, Nanomaterials, Energy and Resources, Humanities, Environment and Meteorology Sciences.

Translated by Marcela Contreras

Fernando Seymour Dobud