IAS-UI hosts guests from the Institute for Euro-African Studies, Hanyang University, South Korea

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Prof Sungsoo Kim and Prof Robert Sufiani of the Institute for Euro-African Studies, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, were guests at our Institute on the 26th of October. They came as a mission of the ‘Korean Wave’, seeking partnership with IAS-UI on a number of areas of intervention.

At a meeting with IAS academic staff, which was also attended by Prof E.O. Ogunkola (HOD Economics, UI) and Prof V.A. Isumonah (HOD Political Science, UI), Prof Kim and Prof Sufiani discussed the various avenues for collaboration that can be explored between Nigeria and South Korea, the University of Ibadan and Hanyang University, as well as between IAS-UI and the Institute for Euro-African Studies at Hanyang University. These spheres of collaboration range from economic development to comparing notes on democracy consolidation to intellectual and scholarly cooperation and to cultural exposure and exchange, especially in relation to the creative industries where Nigerians have built a formidable presence globally in filmmaking and popular music, with South Koreans already emerging as a voice to reckon with.

Prof Kim and Prof Sufiani expressed the desire to have IAS-UI function as the intellectual clearinghouse for the relationship Hanyang University seeks to establish with the University of Ibadan, and an understanding was reached that as from next year the focus of the Korean-Nigerian collaboration will dwell specifically on culture and the creative industries.

In company with IAS Director, Dr O.I. Pogoson, and Prof Dele Layiwola, our guests from Hanyang also paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. An agreement was reached to institute a Memorandum of Understanding between Hanyang University and the University of Ibadan.

2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit
 
2017 11 hanyang university visit
2017 11 hanyang university visit