University of the Ryukyus signs exchange agreement with Korean university

University of the Ryukyus signs exchange agreement with Korean university

On January 24, at the University of the Ryukyus campus in Nishihara, Seok-Kyu Ko (left) the president of the Mokpo National University, shakes hands with Teruo Iwamasa, the president of the University of the Ryukyus, after signing the agreements.


February 1, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 24, the Mokpo National University of Korea and the University of the Ryukyus concluded academic exchange and cooperation agreements at the University of the Ryukyus campus in Nishihara. These agreements encourage both universities to exchange researchers and students, as well as to carry out joint research projects.

The two universities have interacted in the past. On August 31, 2011, an exchange program started between the Mokpo National University Institute for Marine and Island Cultures and the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. They will seek to promote cooperation for further academic research.

After the signing of the agreements, Teruo Iwamasa, the president of the University of the Ryukyus, commented, “We are looking forward to seeing more exchange between Okinawa and Korea.” Seok-Kyu Ko, the president of Mokpo National University, said, “We want to make this opportunity worthwhile for both parties through active exchange between students and researchers.”

(English translation by T&CT, Kyoko Tadaoka and Mark Ealey)

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