Dalton State College Signs Agreement with Korea Tech
March 6, 2012
Dalton State College administrators have signed a partnership agreement with representatives of Korea Tech University of Technology and Education for educational and cultural exchanges between the two schools.
“We agreed upon building a long-term partnership and promoting interchanges including student exchanges, faculty exchanges and USG Study Abroad Programs,” says Dr. Baogang Guo, Professor of Political Science at Dalton State and Director of the Center for International Education.
Representing Korea Tech University of Technology and Education were the President, Dr. Un-Ki Jeon, Prof. Byung-Kwan Cho, Dean of the Graduate School, Prof. Nam-Ho Kim, Director of the Global Education Center and Professor in the School of Architectural Engineering, and Mr. Hyun-Gyung Jang, Director of Industry-University Cooperation.
Dr. John Schwenn, President of Dalton State, noted that President Jeon forwent a meeting with South Korean President Lee Mynug-bak to travel to Dalton State to sign the agreement between the two schools.
“This agreement will help us progress toward providing our students with a more global education and perspective,” said Dr. Schwenn. “It is important for our students to interact with students from other countries as well as have the opportunity to study abroad. We look forward to a long relationship.”
Korea Tech was established in 1991 with a focus on engineering and human resource development. Located in Cheonan, about 60 miles south of Seoul, it currently has about 4,000 students and 155 faculty members. Korea Tech strongly supports international educational exchange and has collaborative partnerships with more than 70 universities around the globe.
Dr. Sung-Hee “Sunny” Park, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems and a member of Dalton State’s International Education Committee, visited Korea Tech last December to initiate the international partnership.