On August 24, 2023, three representatives of Gyeongsang National University (GNU), the Republic of Korea, namely Kim Hyun-wook, Vice Dean, Office of International and External Cooperation/Animal bioscience & Integrated biotechnology, and Associate Professor, Department of Animal Applied Science, Kim Hoe-dong, Manager, Office of International and External Cooperation, and Jung Min-kyeong, Administrator, Office of International and External Cooperation visited Kasetsart University to have an academic discussion with the university administrators and to promote the GNU Global Mobility Program as well as Fall 2023 admission of international students. They had a fruitful discussion with Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak Maiklad, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, and administrative members of Kasetsart University, including Associate Professor Dr. Buncha Chinnasri, Assistant to the President for Quality Development and Deputy Director of Kasetsart University International College (KUIC), Professor Dr. Arinthip Thamchaipenet, Associate Dean for Research and International Affairs, the Faculty of Science, Assistant Professor Dr. Patamaporn Sripadungtham, Associate Dean for International Affairs, the Faculty of Engineering and Associate Professor Dr. Weerachai Chaiworapuek, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering. Both parties agreed to initiate student mobility programs enhancing students’ foreign language, social and intercultural skills and experiences abroad. At present, each university has provided scholarships for international students of all levels of study to participate in short-term academic activities, such as internships, exchange programs and summer school programs. Moreover, exchanges of faculty, researchers and academic staff were of their mutual interests, that would lead to other types of activities in the future, particularly joint research projects or national key projects funded by the governments and wider public sectors. They also expressed their willingness to develop an MOU to show intent of educational and research collaboration between Kasetsart University and Gyeongsang National University.
Gyeongsang National University is a flagship national university in Gyeongnam, the Republic of Korea. In March 2021, two national universities, Gyeongsang University, founded in 1948, and Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, founded in 1910, were merged to become Gyeongsang National University. The new Gyeongsang National University, officially launched in 2020, has five campuses, namely Gajwa, Chilam, Tongyeong, Changwon, and Naedong. GNU is composed of 17 colleges and 12 graduate schools in a wide range of academic fields, including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, arts, and marine sciences. By the Leiden Ranking 2021, GNU has been ranked second among national flagship universities in top 10% publication rate. For more information about Gyeongsang National University, please visit https://www.gnu.ac.kr/eng/main.do