FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
February 10, 2015
PARTNERSHIP WITH KOREAN UNIVERSITY TO ENHANCE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND LEARNING
Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University in Missouri has established a strategic partnership with Korea National University of Transportation that will offer faculty and students at both institutions increased access to research and learning opportunities across disciplines.
âAs we prepare our students to be competitive in the global marketplace, partnerships such as this are key in creating opportunities that extend far beyond our campus,â says Dr. Kevin D. Rome, President of Lincoln University. âThe mission of Lincoln University is to offer learning experiences that include a diverse population. This agreement with Korea National University not only will increase the diversity on our campus, but provides a location for international studies for our students.â
Lincoln is establishing these types of memorandum of agreements with institutions around the world as it continues its internationalization efforts. These partnerships are in line with the strategic plans of Lincoln University, as a whole, as well as that of the Office of Academic Affairs, both of which aim to bring stronger external relationships in support of research, creative and innovative activities.
Said Sewell, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Korea National University Dean Oh Young-mi, Dean of International Affairs and Professor of Korean language and literature, signed the agreement on the campus of Lincoln University on January 27 during a two-day visit to Missouri by a delegation of Korea National faculty and administrators.
âThis agreement between Lincoln University in Missouri and Korea National University speaks not only to our efforts of becoming one of Missouriâs destination universities, but also to our commitment to student success, faculty engagement and research,â said Dr. Sewell. âAs our world is becoming smaller due to advances in technology, we look forward to this agreement ending misperceptions and bridging cultural and educational differences. That is the essence of a university. I look forward to faculty and students from Korea taking and instructing courses on our campus and vice versa.â
Dr. Keesoo Lee, Professor of Biology at Lincoln University, organized this agreement. Dr. Ruthi Sturdevant, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Behavioral and Technological Sciences and Duwon Clark, Coordinator, International Student Services were on hand to witness the signing of this partnership.
President Rome and a delegation from Lincoln University will travel to South Korea later this year to tour their university and sign the agreement on their campus.