Penn Visit to Seoul National University

Amy Gutmann Penn President
President Gutmann meets with President Oh at SNU.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
President Gutmann meets with President Oh at SNU.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Penn and Seoul National University leadership.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
SNU President Yeon-Cheon Oh and Penn President Amy Gutmann sign a memorandum of understanding between Penn and SNU.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
President Gutmann with Myung-jin Park, SNU Vice President, at lunch with SNU and Penn faculty.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
SNU President Yeon-Cheon Oh and Penn President Amy Gutmann at lunch.
Date: 
Mon, 05/23/2011

May 23, 2011

President Gutmann and Seoul National University (SNU) President Yeon-Cheon Oh signed a memorandum of understanding between their two universities during Penn's visit to SNU's campus. SNU is Korea’s oldest national university and one of its most eminent.

At the signing ceremony, Presidents Gutmann and Oh were joined by Deans Rebecca Bushnell from the School of Arts and Sciences and Denis Kinane from the School of Dental Medicine. The memorandum of understanding will facilitate further collaborative research projects and other academic activities between the two universities, including a revived Penn-in-Seoul program for 20 Penn students beginning this July.

After the signing, Penn and SNU faculty participated in an on-campus symposium titled “Korea: From Historical and International Perspectives,” with Dean Bushnell and faculty members Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, and Eugene Y. Park, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and Director of the Korean Studies Program.

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This event was part of Penn's visit to East Asia, formalizing two academic partnerships, hosting alumni gatherings in Korea and Taiwan, and announcing alumni gifts to Penn’s Korean Studies Program. View the Engaging Globally story describing this visit.