Cal State San Bernardino and Chungnam National University in Daejoen, South Korea, will work together to promote academic cooperation and strengthen education, cultural and technologic ties between the two universities.

The working relationship between the two institutions is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed by CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales and CNU President Deog-Seong Oh during a campus visit by CNU officials on May 11.

“We all have to work together to create opportunities for our students, faculty and staff,” Morales said during the meeting.

President Oh agreed; CNU is working to develop opportunities for its students as it has a number of partnerships with various universities around the world and in the United States.

The CNU delegation visited CSUSB to discuss the corporation for the Study Abroad in USA programs, English language programs for CNU students at CSUSB, special short-term academic and language programs, joint research and professional activities, and participation in seminars and academic meetings.

Morales said he also wanted to provide CSUSB’s domestic students with opportunities to study at international institutions.

Along with President Oh, the CNU delegation included: Jeong-Kyoum Kim, dean of academic affairs; Jun-Heon Lee, dean of international affairs; and Young-Seak Lee, vice dean, foundation of research and business.

President Morales was joined by officials from the university’s College of Extended Learning, including: Tatiana Karmanova, dean and university senior international officer; and College of Extended Learning international and recruitment specialists Xin Chen and Young Kim.

Chungnam National University, founded in 1952, is a four-year university located in Daejoen, South Korea. The university has two campuses: the Daedeok Campus and Brwun Campus, with a total population of 23,971 students and 1,398 faculty and staff. Learn more at the Chungnam National University website.

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