■ HUFS and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering join hands to cultivate global business experts
On July 5, 2023 (Wednesday), at 3pm, the HUFS University Job Plus Center (Director Kim Min-Jeong) and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (CEO and Vice President Gah Sam-Hyeon) signed an agreement to boost the recruitment of talents with foreign language and global skills and establish a system for global capability enhancement support at the Lee Deok-Sun Conference Room of the Main Building on the Seoul Campus.
Under this agreement, both organizations intend to explore strategic collaboration measures. These measures include implementing a recruitment-integrated on-site training program, recruiting foreign language and global specialized talents (known as H-Track), providing HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering employees with enhanced global capabilities education, supporting material translation and interpretation assistance for foreign employees at HD Korea Shipbuilding, and developing research programs to facilitate foreign employees’ settlement in Korea. Additionally, they aim to jointly develop educational programs tailored to the talent development objectives of future emerging industries.
In particular, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering plans to provide practical work experience opportunities to approximately 30 HUFS students annually through the recruitment-integrated on-site training program. The company also intends to hire an appropriate number of these students as regular employees. Furthermore, HD Korea will establish a publicly open recruitment track for foreign language majors (tentatively called H-Track) and annually recruit 30 contract employees, with a plan to convert a certain number of them into regular positions.
■ HUFS CFLE inks MOU with Pyeongtaek Office of Education in Gyeonggi Province for glocal capacity strengthening
On June 30, 2023 (Friday), the HUFS Center for Critical Foreign Language Education (CFLE, Director Lee Eun-Gu) signed an MOU with Pyeongtaek Office of Education (Head Lee Jong-Min) in Gyeonggi Province at the Office’s headquarters to nurture glocal talents through CFL-based global citizenship education.
Under the MOU, both institutions will collaborate on ▶ sharing resources necessary to foster global talents and strengthen global capabilities through the promotion of global citizenship education, ▶ developing global citizenship education and educational materials tailored to Pyeongtaek students, ▶ establishing a regular channel for ongoing cooperation and mutual support, and ▶ advancing other matters that support the mutual development of the two organizations.
■Institute of Russian Studies signs MOA with the Russian Research Center of the Institute of Economics at Hitotsubashi University
On June 29, 2023 (Thursday), the HUFS Institute of Russian Studies (Director Pyo Sang-Yong) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Russian Research Center (RRC, Director Tokuo Iwaisako) of the Institute of Economics at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. The MOA aims to promote academic exchange and cooperation for projects between the two institutions.
By signing the MOA, both institutions have agreed to cooperate closely on researcher exchanges, joint research, seminars and international symposiums, and publication exchanges.
The RRC is a highly regarded institution for its leading role in researching the former communist Soviet Union. It has been dedicated to conducting studies on the post-Soviet Russian economy and offering academic support to Japanese companies seeking to enter the Russian market.
■ Center for Turkic, Central Asian and Mongolian Studies holds an MOU signing ceremony with Infinity Consulting for greater Korea-Mongolia academic exchange
On May 26, 2023 (Friday), the HUFS Center for Turkic, Central Asian and Mongolian Studies (Director Kim Gi-Seon) held a ceremony to sign an MOU with Infinity Consulting (CEO Lee Young-Seop) on industry-academia cooperation to promote academic exchanges between South Korea and Mongolia.
Under the MOU, the two institutions will cooperate closely on the following areas: ▲ jointly planning and hosting international academic conferences and seminars, ▲ sharing the research outcomes of bilateral academic exchanges as well as related knowledge and information, and ▲ promoting other joint research and academic partnership efforts between the two institutions. In particular, they shared their commitment to financially support the listing of the English journal Mongolian Diaspora, published by the HUFS Center, in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).