On November 11th, Choi Hae-bum, the president of Changwon National University visited Atma Jaya University in Jakarta, Indonesia, to make an agreement on exchange programs. The two universities had a reciprocal arrangement whereby students from one college can attend classes at the other. Atmajaya University received an A+ on evaluation of 3,000 colleges of Indonesia. It is expected that international exchange between Changwon University and universities in Southeast Asia will accelerate by establishing a foothold in exchanges with Atma Jaya University.
Elisabeth Lookmini, the president of Atma Jaya University said, "Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world and has rich underground resources. We expect to strengthen cooperation in many fields based on friendly relations with the universities of Korea. In the near future, both universities will operate substantial exchange programs, let’s get ahead of it.”
Choi has visited not only Indonesia, but also Malaysia to establish an academic tie with a renowned university in Asia. He went to Malaysia's UiTM (University of Technology MARA). UiTM is a prestigious university in Malaysia which was placed 150th in the QS World University Ranking. It is a globalized university in which all lectures are in English. It is one of the the largest universities in Malaysia with 35 campuses, 160,000 students and 8,900 faculty members.
On November 8th, Choi Hae-bum, received an official invitation to UiTM in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting was attended by Chang Hae-bum, Professor Seo Jung-hwan, UiTM's President Hassan, head of business school director and the dean of international exchange center. In this meeting, the president of the two universities agreed to promote exchanges of both professors and faculty members, and short and long-term exchange training programs. Early next year, President Hassan will visit CWNU to discuss concrete implementation plans.
President Hassan said, "We hope to have a high level of exchange with Changwon National University, which represents Gyeongnam, Korea and has built a good regional cooperation and industry-university cooperation model.”
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