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Visitors from South Korea seek more cooperation between the two universities. [Photo/sdu.edu.cn]
A delegation from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea recently visited Shandong University to expand links and cooperation between the two sides.
Liu Jianya, Vice President of Shandong University, met with the delegation led by Professor Kim Cheol-hwan during the Aug 13-19 trip.
Liu said that the existing faculty training program was one of the important areas of joint endeavor between the two universities, which had operated under a cooperation agreement for 30 years.
He urged the two sides to make full use of the training opportunities to deepen existing ties and expand more areas of cooperation.
For his part, Professor Kim talked about the top disciplines of Sungkyunkwan University and said he hoped to be an envoy to promote cooperation between the two universities.
After the meeting, members of the visiting delegation held working discussions with representatives of seven Shandong University schools and departments, such as the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Journalism and Communication, the School of Foreign Languages and Literature and the Department of International Affairs.
During the visit, the delegation also went to the university’s Weihai campus and Qingdao campus and held exchanges and discussions with the School of Northeast Asia Studies and the School of Business.
Sungkyunkwan University, located in Seoul, South Korea, is a comprehensive research university with a long history and currently has 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Since Shandong University and Sungkyunkwan University signed an academic exchange agreement in 1993, the two universities have established a full cooperative relationship in personnel training, scientific research and exchanges of faculty and staff.