Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has signed bilateral agreements with three South Korean universities during an Enterprise Ireland Education mission to Seoul led by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD.
Dr Michael Collins of the DIT School of Computing signed the agreements which will provide for greater staff and student exchange over the next five years between the Institute and Hanyang University, Kyungpook National University (KNU) and Soongsil University (SSU).
Pictured from L-R: Irish Ambassador to Republic of Korea H.E. Julien Clare, Dr. Seung Ho CHO, VP for International Affairs and Dr. Jun-Seong Hwang, President of Soongsil University, Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton TD, Dr. Michael Collins, School of Computing DIT, Giles O’Neill, Head of International Education and Pat O’Riordan, Director-North Asia of Enterprise Ireland
Kyungpook National University (KNU), Hanyang University and Soongsil University all signed agreements with the School of Computing to facilitate student exchanges for the next five years and allow mutual cooperation.
The impact of the agreements will be far-reaching and have the potential to impact the learning experiences of thousands of European and Korean students over the next number of years establishing an EU-Korea network of ICT professionals underpinning trade between the two regions for years to come.
Commenting on the development Dr Robert Flood, Head of International Affairs at DIT said, “This exciting collaboration led by the DIT School of Computing is part of the EU funded project, GlobalWorkIT, which has seen DIT partnered with colleges in Korea, Germany and Finland. GlobalWorkIT will prepare European and Korean students for employment in the international ICT industry by enhancing mutual understanding of global ICT issues, languages and cultures.”
The agreements allow for the following joint activities:
enhancing student mobility which includes technical, cultural & linguistic training and industry experience for 36 EU and 63 Korean students,
an online module (the Global Classroom ) available to both mobility (99) and other students (54) to provide an ‘internationalisation at home’ opportunity for students that cannot travel (153 total),
an internationalised computer science curriculum which will lead to KEDDIT – A Korean-European Double Degree in Information Technology and (iv) a faculty mobility (18 EU and 12 Korean).
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD witnessed the bilateral agreement between DIT and KNU during an official visit to Seoul on November 22, 2017.
DIT Computing November 2017. For More information please contact Dr Michael Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)