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Education MoU Strengthens the Bond between India and Korea

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

December 12th, 2012 was an important date in the his­tory of India; it is when India and Korea signed agreements in the field of research and education. The two nations currently have collaborations among universities, and this agreement stressed the requirement for more collaboration in the future. The meeting was held at Delhi where the Ko­rean Minister of Science and Education, Dr. Lee Ju-ho, met with the Indian Minister of State of HRD department, Dr. Shashi Thar­oor. Their agreement specified the need for more co-operation specifically in the fields of social sciences and humanity.
The two countries signed a Memoran­dum of Understanding on educational assistance facilitating the exchange of research scholars, teachers and students, and for conducting training programs for teachers and granting scholarships for higher education. The memorandum was signed to promote the languages of both countries and collaboration in the field of information technology. This is to be ac­complished through the organization of seminars, facilitation of recognition of ed­ucational qualifications and organization of programs for teaching staff.
The meeting also highlighted the suc­cess of the existing collaboration between the two countries in the field of education and research, while suggesting the appli­cation of open educational resources and information technology. During the dis­cussion, it was decided to form a JWG, or Joint Working Group, to keep a track of the agendas mentioned in the Memoran­dum of Understanding. This agreement not only strengthened the existing ties between the two countries but also facili­tated a bond of cooperation in the field of research

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