■ HUFS signs MOU with VNU for international education exchanges
On January 9, 2023 (Monday), HUFS President Park Jeong-Woon visited the University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University (ULIS-VNU). During the visit, he met with ULIS-VNU President Do Tuan Minh, Vice President Lam Quang Dong, and other key officers. At the meeting, he signed an MOU with the institution for academic exchanges and agreed to launch a new program to attract and retain excellent students.
The signing ceremony was attended by HUFS Vice President of Finance and External Affairs Yang Jae-Wan and HUFS Director of Research Affairs/R&DB Foundation Kim Jae-Wook, who is also a professor at the Graduate School of Education and Graduate School of Korean as a Foreign Language. They met with VNU Dean of the Faculty of Korean Language and Culture Tran Thi Huong and other VNU officials to discuss methods of cooperation to develop a Korean language learning textbook. Visiting Hanoi at the invitation of VNU, the HUFS delegation led by President Park joined the HOI LANG U 2023 and agreed to continue close cooperation with VNU through various programs designed to leverage HUFS’s outstanding specialty in language education and international studies.
■ SW-Oriented University Project inks MOU on Industry-Academia partnership with Singaporean SW and AI companies and associations
The SW-Oriented University Project Agency of HUFS AI Education Center (Director Kim Nak-Hyeon) signed an MOU for industry-academia partnership with five Singaporean software and AI companies and associations. The Singaporean signatories include Uppsala Security, Digifinance, AI Network, Pulse9 AI, and Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Singapore (KSEA), all of which possess state-of-the-art AI and software technologies. The main goal of this MOU on cross-border industry-academia partnership is in line with the overall direction of the HUFS SW-Oriented University Project, which is ‘Cultivation of Global Convergence Experts Who Push the Frontiers of the AI Era.’ Guided by this goal, the MOU provides overseas internships (on-site practicum), joint industry-academia research and technology development, industry-academia exchanges, and talent cultivation opportunities.
The SW-Oriented University Project Agency arranged student visits to the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore’s two top-ranked universities, and leading tech firms like Google, ShopBack, Uppsala Security, EndowUS, and Digifinance. Professor Oh Se-Jong of HUFS AI Education Center said, “Our students from the Division of Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering and the Department of Information Communications Engineering acquired practical knowledge from professors of the Singaporean universities and businesses, which will help them grow into AI experts. From real on-site experience at the academic institutions and companies, they obtained information on globally sought-after talents, career designing, AI visions, management philosophies, and how to gain admission to graduate schools and get a job in Singapore.”
■ HUFS signs an agreement with the University of Central Oklahoma for academic exchanges
On October 12, 2022 (Wednesday), HUFS invited the delegation from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) to hold a signing ceremony for a bilateral exchange agreement and discuss ways to take the institutions’ current cooperation to the next level.
The signing ceremony was attended by HUFS and UCO officers including HUFS Vice President of Finance and External Affairs Jang Tae-Yeop, HUFS Dean of International Affairs Yang Jae-Wan, UCO Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Christopher Lynch, Executive Director of the UCO Office of Global Affairs Dennis Dunham, and Regional Assistant Director of the UCO Korea Office Andrew Hill. They agreed to continue discussion on the two institutions’ future academic cooperation endeavors and areas in the field of TESOL.