Penn Visit to Seoul National University
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.
View these other galleries:
- Penn Alumni Reception in Seoul
- Penn Visit to Taipei and Alumni Dinner
- Penn Partners with the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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.