-The Ministry of Education (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education) announced its plan to open a four-year college of nursing in Sri Lanaka and a plant resource center in Myanmar as a result of the Support Project for Leading Universities of International Cooperation.
The Support Project for Leading Universities in International Cooperation is a project that aims to support outstanding universities in developing countries by establishing and/or restructuring their departments, using various resources of Korea's leading universities.
The project has been carried out by a total of 13 universities since 2012 with the support and cooperation of the 13 participating countries' government.
-The University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, for instance, restructured the college of nursing from a three-year to a four-year program with the support of Inje University in Korea.
The government of Sri Lanka has been also helping 18 national universities of Sri Lanka to restructure their college of nursing and implement a four-year program.
This is a great opportunity for Korea to share with the world its best practices and prestigious nursing education system, especially when Sri Lanka's college of nursing is restructured at the national level.
-Dagon University in Myanmar has been receiving support from Chonbuk National University in Korea to enhance the education and research capacity of the botanical department. A year-long support has been carried out in order to open the plant resource center at Dagon University.
This project is expected to strengthen the capability of Korea's research and industry that heavily depend on botanical genetic resources, especially since the Nagoya Protocol has come into effect as of 17 August 2017.
-CHOI Yeonghan, Director-General of the International Education Bureau noted, "there has been a great progress and outcome of the Support Project for Leading Universities of International Cooperation, particularly the opening of college of nursing in Sri Lanka and plant resource center in Myanmar. We will continue to support and provide opportunities for Korea's prestigious education system to be world-renowned."