Opportunities open up in South Korea for students and researchers

We have signed a new agreement with a major university in South Korea to send students to South East Asia as part of their degree programme.

The agreement with Seoul National University will facilitate sending students majoring in the new BA Global Studies, which starts in autumn 2016. This capitalises on the growing appetite among Leicester students to attend summer schools in Seoul.

We are also this week showcasing our research and enterprise at an international summit in South Korea. Professor Martin Halliwell (pictured), Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) is in Seoul for the second time this year, where he will present on the world-class research of the University at the 10th Anniversary Global HR Forum. The Forum is integrated into the activities of the 2015 UK Higher Education Mission to Korea, organised by the British Council Korea in conjunction with the British Embassy in Seoul.

Professor Halliwell is speaking on ‘The University of Leicester, Museum Studies and the East Asia Museums Network’. Leicester’s School of Museum Studies has an enviable network of alumni across East and South East Asia, especially in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. A group of Leicester Museum Studies graduates will meet with Professor Halliwell at a formal alumni event organized by the British Embassy and held at the British Ambassador’s residence on Friday.

Museum Studies experts will also be attending an international conference at Hong Kong University from 13to 15 November. Over 160 museum and gallery practitioners from around the world, including Leicester, will be in attendance.

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