Rector of UGM and President of Gangneung-Wonju National University (GNU), South Korea, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in academic exchange on Tuesday (5/12) at UGM Main Office.
The collaboration between both institutions will be realised in programme such as lecturer, researcher, student or staff exchange, information exchange, research and academic publication or expertise. Opportunities for joint conference, seminar, or symposium will also be open.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng, appreciated GNU for the cooperation. He said UGM students and lecturers took interest in studying abroad, including South Korea, which is one of the most wanted countries. He welcomed the initiative from GNU to be willing to receive UGM students and lecturers.
Afterwards, Panut invited GNU students to visit UGM for student exchange, double degree, or furthering studies in their areas of interest. He also invited GNU lecturers to do joint research or public lecture at UGM.
“I hope this cooperation can benefit us all to advance GNU and UGM and later will produce outcomes through beneficial activities that will be conducted,” he said.
Sharing this view, GNU President, Prof. Ban Seon Seop, Ph.D., expressed happiness to visit UGM and know directly the campus and courses being offered at UGM.
“I’ve heard before that UGM was a favourite university in Indonesia, but after coming here, I can really see that from the extent of the university and the large number of students,” said Prof. Ban.
He added that similar with UGM, students and lecturers of GNU have high interest in studying at UGM through exchange programme. Also, GNU will welcome UGM academic members to study there.
On the scope of cooperation, he expected the new cooperation would not only be in one or two areas, but also other strategic areas, such as agriculture, economy, food technology, etc.
“I hope the cooperation in various areas will be able to be run with further communication between UGM and GNU professors,” Ban added.