Kent State Signs Agreements with South Korean University

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University President Beverly Warren today signed two agreements with Dankook University of Seoul, South Korea, that expanded the schools’ existing partnerships.

Joining Warren at the ceremony was the president of Dankook University, Chang Ho-sung. “A top priority for Kent State is to expand our global reach and enhance opportunities for international exchange and collaboration,“ Warren said.

Kent State exchanges both students and faculty with Dankook University and hosts Dankook students.

The agreements signed today will enable more students to attend Kent State as visiting, fee-paying students, and allow Dankook University to use Kent State’s Florence Center as one of its study abroad locations.

Kent State’s original partnership with Dankook University was formally established in November 2013.

“Our success with these activities created the opportunity for more collaboration,” said Sarah Malcolm, director of international partnerships, marketing and communications in Kent State’s Office of Global Education.

During the visit by the Dankook delegation, university officials explored additional areas of collaboration with Kent State’s College of Business Administration, College of the Arts and the School of Fashion, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Liquid Crystal Institute. These areas of collaboration may range from degree programs to research initiatives, officials said..

Dankook University is a private comprehensive research university. Its two-campus system is home to more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

There are currently 32 South Korean students enrolled at Kent State, 421 since 2008. Since last summer, Kent State has sent five students to study at Dankook University. Kent State has sent 22 students to study in South Korea since fall 2011.

PICTURED: Dankook University President Chang Ho-sung shakes hands with Kent State University President Beverly Warren after signing new agreements that expand the relationship between the two institutions.

SOURCE: Kent State  University.

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