■ HUFS signs an MOU with Yongin City for the development of reading culture
HUFS and Yongin City signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a culture of reading in the city. The signing ceremony was held at the Yongin Mayor’s Office on February 15, 2019.
Under the MOU, HUFS President Kim In-chul and Yongin Mayor Baek Kun-ki have agreed to work together to cultivate the love of literature and the humanities in the city and boost public library activities. More specifically, utilizing its outstanding faculty and research accomplishments, HUFS will develop various humanities content upon the city’s request and offer humanities lecture series to meet Yongin citizens' desire for knowledge. Yongin City will provide administrative support for the HUFS-led lecture series.
For Yongin citizens, HUFS offered special lectures in the humanities at the city’s Dongbaek Library, Giheung Library, and Suji Library in 2017 as part of its CORE program under the support of the Ministry of Education.
Encouraged by the positive response of the audience, HUFS and Yongin City decided to join efforts under the MOU to provide quality humanities lectures to Yongin citizens and help the city deepen its understanding of culture.
■ HUFS Club Association inks MOU with the Seoul Campus-Town Imun Spring Project Team
The HUFS Club Association signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation with the Seoul Campus-Town Imun Spring Project Team. The signing ceremony was held at the University Knowledge & Content Center in the Cyber Education Building of the Seoul Campus on February 14, 2018.
Under the MOU, HUFS will carry out the ‘Imun Spring Project,’ creating a cultural landmark venue in Imun-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul. Made up of multiple cultural spaces for the Imun and Hwigyeong neighborhoods, the landmark venue will be located at the current site of the HUFS Bookstore. Renovation work on the site will begin in April, and the landmark venue will be open in May.
The landmark venue will host job and entrepreneurship events, performances, exhibitions, and lectures in the humanities all year round, enriching the cultural life of the local community.
According to the MOU, the Campus-Town Imun Spring Project Team will provide stages regularly, while the HUFS Club Association will hold performances.
Ga Jeong-jun, Manager of the Campus-Town Imun Spring Project Team, said at the signing ceremony, “I hope that the HUFS Club Association will put quality performances on the stages of the cultural landmark venue we are all highly anticipating.” In response, President Lee Seon-beom of the HUFS Club Association thanked him for offering excellent stages, promising that HUFS student clubs will offer great performances that all can enjoy.