|Title||Sogang University selected as International Cooperation Leading University|
Sogang University selected as International Cooperation Leading University
Since this year, support establishment of department of chemistry education
at Sanata Dharma University in Indonesia
Sogang University was finally selected from the ‘2016 International Cooperation Leading University Promotion Support Project’, which is a public contest organized by Ministry of Education. The content is about “Establishment of department of chemistry education at Sanata Dharma University in Indonesia and Regional Community Social Contribution Project (Chief of research and department of chemistry professor Lee Won-ku)”.
‘International Cooperation Leading University Promotion Support Project’, as part of official development aid project, it is a university supporting project which are selected by Ministry of Education to initiate educational system of Korea to universities in underdeveloped nations. After being selected for this project, make preferential allocation of scholarship students who received government fund support from Indonesia hereafter for 4 years and support to play leading role for the activities of Ministry of Education in Indonesia.
Sogang University as department of natural sciences being the center, has been actively performing educational activities of fundamental science fields in Southeast Asian study areas. On the basis of this, as department of chemistry being the center, professors from 4 departments of natural sciences (Dean Jung Soon-young), Campus Ministry Affairs, Global Korean Studies, Educational Culture and so on applied for the corresponding project. As the result, selected as the final university to receive national subsidy support of total of 1.6 billion won for 4 years from year 2016 to 2020. Starting from April 1, established department of chemistry education and opened up English and Korean lectures at Sanata Dharma University, which is Jesuit University in Indonesia. Also, initiate Indonesia regional community volunteer activity as well.
Through this project, Sanata Dharma University, which is also a partner university with Sogang University, along with establishment support of the department, make use of opportunities to participate in various social volunteer activities, spread ideals of education of Sogang University and so it is expected to initiate outstanding educational system of fundamental science fields.