****************************** Algoma University partners with Korean university
SAULT STE. MARIE - Algoma University has signed a partnership agreement with Soonchunhyang (SCH) University in Asan, Korea.
The agreement will promote the cooperation and exchange of teachers, researchers, and students, as well as the exchange of academic materials, publications, and information.
"We are continuing to forge these important international relationships so that we can give our students a truly international experience at Algoma University," said Dr. Richard Myers, president of Algoma University. "These agreements are essential to the development of a healthy and strong university, and the student exchanges that it will foster will enhance the cultural value of our institution."
Soonchunhyang University President Poongsam Shon was accompanied on his visit to Algoma University by Dean Yoonsung Oh of the School of Global Education and Exchange, and Mr. Jaesam Lim, assistant director of SCH's Study Abroad program.
Following a short presentation that provided an overview of the SCH campus, President Shon and Dr. Myers signed a memorandum of understanding to initiate the collaborative partnership.
This visit marks the first time that representatives from a Korean university have visited Algoma University.
"Soonchunhyang University is honored to become international exchange partners with Algoma University," said President Shon. "We look forward to developing a long and productive relationship for the benefit of students from both of our universities."
Officially founded as a medical school in 1978, Soonchunhyang U has been gaining a national reputation as a renowned institution of higher education.
Located in the city of Asan, less than 60 miles south of Seoul, Soonchunhyang U currently has 12,000 students and 70 international partnerships from around the world.
Soonchunhyang U is renowned for its innovative community outreach program that promotes cultural learning opportunities to over 1,000 local children from the Asan region annually, as well as its internationally recognized global village initiative, a international residence program that fosters cultural and linguistic learning opportunities for both Soonchunhyang and international students.
About Algoma University
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Algoma University also offers accelerated second degree programs in business administration in Brampton, and two degrees, including a bachelor of social work, in Timmins.
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