-The Ministry of Education (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, KIM Sang-kon) and the National International Institute of Education (NIIED, President, SONG Kidong) will hold the "2017 Completion Ceremony of Workshop for African and Central/South American University Students" on 3 August 2017 at the Kyungbook University.
-The Ministry of Education invited university students from Africa and Central/South America for the first time this year, in which the workshop is held to cultivate global talents and advocate international students from diverse countries.
This workshop offers lectures, experiments/practical trainings, projects, and cultural site visits during the 5-week period so that attendees can experience Korea in depth. This year, a total of 80 students completed the workshop with high satisfaction.
-This workshop is particularly organized for attendees to partake in theory courses in addition to experience-based experiments/practical trainings to understand and see how theory is practiced in the actual sites.
Besides, attendees are offered with an opportunity to bolster their knowledge and confidence as experts in their major field of study by visiting relevant industry and research institutions.
For the completion ceremony, all attendees will be gathered together to share their outcomes of research, which they have conducted with the support of Korean professors and university students.
-Choi Yeonghan, Director-General of International Education Cooperation Division for the Korean Ministry of Education addressed, "promoting Korea's high quality education through this workshop is essential."
He also indicated that this workshop has become an imperative channel to inviting more international students from Africa and Central/South America, as a majority of attendees expressed their wish to come back to Korea to begin graduate studies. He also requested for continued support so that many international students would study in Korea in the near future.
-The Ministry of Education and NIIED announced their plans to invite students from CIS countries, in addition to Africa and Central/South America, to offer the same benefits and experience to students from more nations.