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HSE St. Petersburg Pursues Cooperation with Korean Universities

On October 17-21, a delegation from HSE St. Petersburg, including Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of the HSE Campus in St. Petersburg, and Olga Krylova, Head of HSE St. Petersburg International Office, visited Korea during a trip sponsored by the St. Petersburg Committee for Science and Higher Education.

During the negotiations, an agreement was signed on academic exchange with Seoul National University. The participants also agreed to sign cooperation agreements with the Kyung Hee University and Sungkyunkwan University. Partnership with Korean universities will provide new opportunities for academic mobility for both HSE students in different programmes and teachers from Korea, and will help to develop further academic and research cooperation. Korean colleagues also agreed to expand cooperation by organizing summer schools and providing discounts for participants of short-term educational programmes.

Korean colleagues showed great interest in the language programmes. In the near future, HSE St. Petersburg will start accepting Korean students studying Russian. It is also worth noting that HSE students who study on exchange programmes at Kyung Hee University will not only study there for free, but will be able to attend Korean language courses.

In addition to student mobility, the delegation also discussed other forms of academic cooperation. In particular, as part of the visit to Hanyang University, they outlined prospects for cooperation that can be implemented with the support of the Korea Foundation. They also discussed engaging Seoul National University in a consortium for global economics and innovation policy, which will be formed in the near future.

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