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UI, Korean university sign exchange agreement May 15
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Education and the
Korea National University of Education (KNUE) will sign an agreement Thursday,
May 15 to strengthen ties between the institutions and to enhance faculty
and student exchange programs in coming years.
Mary Sue Coleman, UI president, and Jong Ok Woo, president of KNUE,
will formally sign the new agreement at a luncheon meeting May 15.
Joining them will be Steven R. Yussen, dean of the UI College of Education;
Paul Retish, director of the Office of International Education in the College
of Education; Jae-On Kim, director of the UI Center for Asian and Pacific
Studies; and Stephen Arum, director of the UI Office of International Education
The two institutions plan to create an exchange program for faculty
and to develop mutually beneficial research opportunities for faculty and
The UI and KNUE also will explore collaborating on a conference, "Education
After 2000 in the Pacific Rim," to discuss issues affecting education
in Asia in the new century.
The agreement formalizes a long-standing relationship between the UI
College of Education, KNUE and the Ministry of Education of Korea.
Several officials in the Korean Ministry of Education are former or
current graduate students in the College of Education.
College of Education faculty, such as Ray Muston, associate professor
of planning, policy and leadership studies, have taught frequently in Korea,
helping to recruit students and to advise graduate students from Korea
while they are at the UI.