29 November 2012
Academics from a leading South Korean University visited Aston University to discuss future education partnerships.
Representatives from Hanyang University met with staff, students and academics from Aston, as part of a tour of the University’s campus and facilities. Hanyang University already enjoys strong links with Aston’s School of Engineering and Applied science (EAS), and the two Institutions are aiming to develop further School collaborations.
Hanyang’s Vice President for International Affairs, Professor Lee and members of its International Affairs team met with Senior Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Helen Higson alongside other international School representatives.
The Korean University was ranked the 3rd best private university in Korea in the Times World university review in 2009, and was the first university in South Korea to receive a prestigious AACSB accreditation.
Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Higson said; “Aston University is renowned for its world class degree programmes and placement schemes. Students on our four year degree programme have a choice between studying or working abroad at one of our partner institutions, including Hanyang. We are also able to welcome students from Korea to Aston and a stronger working partnership will allow us to explore more of these opportunities which will benefit both universities and our students
Aston University enjoys a number of worldwide university partnerships, and Aston students are actively encouraged to look towards taking the option of a placement year. Aston is one of only four UK Universities where over 50% of students consistently take a placement years or year abroad.
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