Korean Language Lab and Korean Language Textbooks for Vietnam
October 9, 2008
Under joint sponsorship from the Foundation and Kookmin Bank, an opening ceremony for a Korean language lab was held at the University of Foreign Studies, Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi, along with a workshop on the introduction of Korean language textbooks developed for Vietnamese speakers at the University of Humanities and Social Sciences, VNU, Hanoi.
3rd Global Speakers Forum
October 13, 2008
The third Global Speakers Forum, held in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Venice, Italy, featured Korea Foundation President Yim Sung-joon as the guest speaker, who provided an overview of Korea’s 60 years of nation-building efforts and its future challenges.
Lecture Tour Series in South America
October 13, 16-17, 2008
Korean scholars delivered informational lectures on Korea-related matters at universities in Paraguay and Peru to broaden local interest in Korea and Korean Studies.
Korean Studies Workshop for Chinese Educators
October 14-23, 2008
A group of 30 Chinese educators, including secondary school teachers and Education Ministry officials, attended various lectures on Korea and visited cultural/historic sites, industrial complexes, and schools in Korea, for the purpose of enhancing their understanding of Korea and its society.
1st Korea-Australia Leaders Forum
October 14-15, 2008
Prominent representatives of Korea and Australia engaged in comprehensive discussion of matters of mutual concern and efforts to strengthen cooperative relations at the first Korea-Australia Leaders Forum, held at Australian National University.
Korean Studies Workshop for Japanese Educators
October 22-November 4, 2008
A group of 20 Japanese secondary school teachers of social studies and education administrators visited Seoul, Buyeo and Gyeongju, to gain firsthand experience and knowledge about various aspects of Korea and its culture, during a 14-day visit.
7th Korea-Germany Forum
October 23-25, 2008
Influential figures from Korea and Germany gathered in Busan to discuss matters of mutual interest and promote closer bilateral relations.
Chairman of the International Advisory Board, International and Security Affairs Centre, Serbia (October 5-11); Director of Kesenian Art Gallery, Indonesia (October 5-11); CEO of Star Publications, Malaysia (October 5-11); WACA Leadership Mission members, U.S. (October 5-11); reunion visit of 61 former U.S. Peace Corps volunteers (October 5-11); Chinese Delegation of Future-Oriented Exchange Program (October 6-12); Delegation of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister (October 8-12); Editor-in-Chief of the Moscow Bureau, BBC Russian Service (October 12-19); President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (October 11-18); President of the Center of Research for Development, Mexico (October 12-17); President of the Hungarian News Agency MTI (October 12-18); President of the Technological University of Panama (October 12-18); Director of El Universo, Ecuador (October 18-24); Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana (October 18-25); Political science professor of Claremont McKenna College (October 19-25); and Economic Specialist of Mexico (October 26-November 1)