“South Korea is one of the 17 countries that have signed inter-governmental MoU for supporting Nalanda University. We are really pleased to enter into this academic collaboration with AKS, which is one of the leading universities of South Korea, established by the Ministry of Education & Science Technology. The MoU is a testament to Nalanda’s commitment to building inter-Asian linkages,” Professor Sunaina Singh, the newly appointed V-C of Nalanda University said.
The two universities agreed to enhance their bilateral ties through joint research programmes, faculty and student exchange, mutual sharing of data, academic research/education, joint teaching, cooperation in other areas to accomplish the purpose of the MoU. The MoU will be in effect for five years.
“Nalanda will play soft power bridge between India and South Korea through Índia’s ‘Act East Policy’ and South Korea’s new Asia initiatives. Nalanda hopefully will strengthen the bilateral ties through educational linkages,” said Prof. Sunaina Singh.
Expressing happiness over the MoU, Academy of Korean Studies Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shin Jong Won said: “This MoU will contribute to the development of Korean studies and enhance friendships between the two institutions.”
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