MAILED: Nov. 20, 2000
Students and faculty interested in Korean language and culture will have a new opportunity available to them through a recently signed international exchange agreement between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Ajou University in Suwon, Korea.
Dr. Duk-Choong Kim, president of Ajou University, along with the dean of international education, Dr. Soo-Hun Lee, met with Provost Ronald Satz and other UW-Eau Claire officials earlier this month in Eau Claire to discuss details of the new exchange program and sign an agreement to promote student and faculty exchange and a research and information exchange.
Their first group will probably come here in the fall of 2001, and we will probably send our first group there in the following summer (2002), Markgraf said.
Ajou University is a private institution, established in 1973. It offers undergraduate programs in business administration, information and communication, medicine, international studies, engineering and nursing. It has graduate programs in business administration, information and communication, medicine and international studies. All classes are taught in English.
Kim, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Missouri and a bachelors degree in economics from UW-Madison, is the former minister of education for the Republic of Korea. He is the current chair of the Presidents Commission on Education Reform.
Lee, who heads up Ajous Office of International Affairs, holds a masters degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UW-Madison. He also has an MBA from Marquette University.
Markgraf said the connection with Ajou came about as a result of a meeting he had last spring with Lee at the Association of International Educators annual conference.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 20, 2000