In the framework of the International Credit Mobility programme, Professor Yi Kiho (Hanshin University) spent a week at Károli Gáspár University between 13-20th of March. A Christian partner university of KRE, Hanshin University is located in Seoul and Osan, South Korea.
Professor Yi Kiho, whose major field of expertise is political science could share some important aspects of Korean society and modern Korean history with Hungarian students during his lectures, with special regard to the relationship between North and South Korea. Dr. Yi also participated in Károli Community Days observing lectures and workshops, introducing the screening of the Korean film Ode to My Father and moderating the discussion that followed.
The guest professor met the Rector of the university as well, and visited the International Relations Office to discuss possibilities of further cooperation between the two institutions.
Besides his academic engagements, Professor Yi Kiho also had the opportunity to visit the historic town of Pécs, Harkány Spa, and the pearls of the Danube Bend, Esztergom and Visegrád during his stay in Hungary.
In addition, Dr. Yi had discussions with the director of the Korean Mission and Cultural Centre, Rev. Dr. Kim Seonkoo about PROK’s (Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea) role in helping the cooperation between the two universities.
This mobility contributes to the development of closer cooperation and more educational exchange programmes between the two universities. Furthermore, it has enabled Hungarian students’ better understanding of Asia and the Korean perspective on the issues presented during the sessions of the guest professor.
In the framework of the new International Credit Mobility Programme (ICM) Ms Ye Rim Kim from the Handong Global University (a Christian university in South Korea) had the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at Károli Gáspár University, as the first participant of this programme at our institution.
ICM, which is an expansion of the well-known Erasmus programme, with the participation of overseas and non-EU partner universities, was introduced in the autumn semester of the academic year of 2015/2016.
Ye Rim studied at the Faculty of Humanities, taking up classes of Literature, English and Psychology.
In addition to her regular classes, she participated in several extracurricular events. For example, during the International Session of the Károli Community Days she gave a presentation introducing her home university and sharing her first impressions about arriving in Hungary and meeting with students of the faculty and the other international students.
Ye Rim has also took part in an interview, where she had the opportunity to talk about her experiences made at Károli Gáspár University, the subjects she was studying, her impression of Hungary, Hungarian people and her home university Handong Global more in detail. The interview was broadcast on the KultX channel of CoolFM on February 4th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
The complete interview can be found here: Interview with Ye Rim Kim
Furthermore, Ye Rim’s summary on her semester and the new exchange programme can be read here.