The signing of the MoU is seen as the preliminary stage for collaboration in advancing various fields of study, particularly in science and engineering.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, signed the documents on behalf of USM while CNU was represented by its President, Mr. Seong Ho Park.
The Vice-Chancellor, in his speech said that the MoU was very timely because Korea was a model of development to emulate and USM ought to take this opportunity to examine the collaborative opportunities especially in the field of engineering.
“Since five years ago, USM students have had the opportunity of studying Korean as one of the foreign languages and it has attracted both local and international students studying in USM.
“This is clear proof of Korea’s rapid development in the Asean region. USM is very honoured to collaborate with Korea and we feel that there are many new areas that can be developed through this collaboration,” he said.
CNU began operations in 1969 as the Masan College of Education and was granted university status in 1991. Currently, there are 15 000 students in CNU.
Prof. Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal , the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) was also present at the event.