by Public Relations Office
May 2, 2005
Cedarville, OhioCedarville University (CU) has entered into a partnership agreement with Handong Global University (HGU) of Pohang, South Korea. The agreement, formalized last month by CU President Dr. Bill Brown and HGU President Dr. Young-Gil Kim, creates an academic and mission-oriented exchange between CU and HGU, a Christian university located four hours south of Korea`s capital city of Seoul.
According to Dr. Andrew Wiseman, assistant professor of Spanish at CU and coordinator of the agreement, "We hope to see some of the following types of activities growing out of the partnership:
--The creation of new academic programs between Cedarville and HGU, including field studies and summer programs, faculty/student exchange for research, and teaching and study
--An exchange of scholarly Christian publications and other information in areas of interest to both institutions
--Joint research and publishing activities to bring Cedarville and Handong to the front of Christian scholarship
--The development of projects that focus on the different social, legal, political, and cultural aspects of international relations between Asia and the U.S."
"Some of the partnership`s initiatives," Wiseman explained, "will include a semester studies program for CU students at HGU, and HGU students at CU, that could begin as early as next spring. We also plan to implement short-term studies for CU students at HGU of the Korean language, culture, and history," he said, "and short-term intensive English studies for HGU students hosted by CU. This may begin as early as January 2006."
"The semester programs," Wiseman concluded, "may even be combined with some of CU`s traditional missions teams to China and other countries in the area."
For more information about Cedarville University, visit www.cedarville.edu. For more information about Handong Global University, visit www.handong.edu/n_english/default.asp.