■ HUFS signs MOU with Born2Global Center to support startups’ entry into overseas markets
HUFS signed an MOU with Born2Global Center (Director Kim Jong-Gap) to support startups’ entry into global markets at a conference hall on the 11th floor of the Main Building on September 13, 2022 (Tuesday).
Under the MOU, the two institutions will cooperate in various areas: nurturing startups that fit Seoul Metropolitan City Government’s Campus Town Project and supporting their global market entry; working closely in R&DB based on Born2Global Center’s overseas market validation and commercialization consulting capacity; collaborating on startup business development and global talent cultivation programs; and establishing and operating overseas business hubs.
HUFS President Park Jeong-Woon commented, “With this MOU, HUFS will be able to combine our unique value assets, such as our global DNA, global networks of 170,000 alumni around the world, and related global infrastructure, with Born2Global Center’s startup cultivation expertise. This will not only support Korean startups’ entry into overseas markets but also play the role of a springboard for them to grow into global unicorns, thereby contributing to developing the creative, interdisciplinary global talents that today’s world requires.”
■ HUFS inks MOU with publisher Eomungak for the translation of Korean literature
HUFS Center for Interpreting and Translation (CIT, Director Kwak Soon-Rye) signed an MOU with publisher Eomungak (President Shim Il) for the translation of Korean literature at the Office of the HUFS President on the Seoul Campus on August 31, 2022 (Wednesday).
Under the MOU, CIT and Eomungak will jointly lead a project of translating 30 Korean literary works into eight languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Arabic), with the aim of promoting their mutual development and interests. To this end, the two parties will closely cooperate on all areas of the project, including sharing the content of the Korean literary works for translation, establishing and carrying out a project plan for their mutual development and interests, and collaborating on any other necessary matters for their joint effort.
■ HUFS signs MOU with George Mason University on international educational exchange
On August 26, 2022 (Friday), HUFS welcomed the visit of President Gregory Washington and other members of George Mason University as well as Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen, who serves as Chair of Mason Korea’s US Advisory Board. The two sides discussed measures for KOR-U.S. cooperation in the education sector and signed an official MOU between HUFS and George Mason University on international educational exchange.
The signing ceremony was attended by HUFS Vice President Kim Tae-Seong; Jang Tae-Yeop, HUFS Vice President of Finance and External Affairs and Development; Jang Boong-Ik, Chair of the HUFS Committee for Future and Vision; and Ga Jeong-Joon, HUFS Dean of External Development. From George Mason University, Dean Robert Mats and Vice Dean Kelley E. Chung joined the ceremony together with Choi Tae-Eun, President of the US-Korea Alliance Foundation, and Lee Hyun, Public Relations Officer of Korean-American Women's Association of the USA. During the ceremony, both parties agreed to continue their discussion on measures for constructive exchanges between the two institutions.
■ HUFS inks MOU with Dobong-gu and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO on ESD course development and operations
On August 12, 2022 (Friday), HUFS signed an MOU with Dobong-gu (District Mayor Oh Eon-Seok) and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (Secretary General Han Kyung-Koo) at Seed Hall on the 9th floor of Dobong-gu Government Office. To promote education for sustainable development (ESD) at the secondary education level, the MOU aims to develop and operate the nation’s first ESD-certified course.
HUFS has conducted research on ESD in secondary education and has worked to develop ESD-related courses, while Dobong-gu has recognized the importance of youth’s participation in ESD as the Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) for the UN Decade for ESD. At the same time, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO has made efforts to help the nation fulfill its ‘ESD 2030’ pledge. The MOU is expected to create synergy from the collaboration among these three institutions.