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SNU Pyeongchang Campus Cooperates With 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

  • March 17, 2016
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SNU Pyeongchang Campus Cooperates With 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

President SUNG Nak-in and President CHO Yangho have exchanged MoU on Jan. 29, 2016. Cho is the leader of PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic &Paralympic Winter Games
President SUNG Nak-in and President CHO Yangho have exchanged MoU on Jan. 29, 2016. Cho is the leader of PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic &Paralympic Winter Games

The SNU Pyeongchang Campus, founded on June 12th, 2014, serves as the research complex for green-bio science technology, and the campus for the Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, in addition to various other environmental functions. SNU takes advantage of the clean ecology resources that Pyeongchang has to offer, in order to enhance the field of green-bio research and contribute to the agriculture and stockbreeding industry in Gangwon Province.

With the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics to be hosted in Pyeongchang, CHO Yang-Ho, chairman of the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, and SEONG Nak-In, SNU President, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 29th this year. The contract specifies that the SNU Pyeongchang campus will provide facilities including 120 dormitory rooms, 20 guesthouses, a 70,000-square meter parking space that can occupy 2,800 vehicles, lecture halls, auditoriums, recreational areas, meeting rooms and indoor gymnasiums for the Olympic volunteers and personnel for the event.

SNU PyeongChang campus was built in 2014 as a bio research complex
SNU PyeongChang campus was built in 2014 as a bio research complex

Dormitory in the PyeongChang campus
Dormitory in the PyeongChang campus

In return, the Olympics Committee ensured that faculty members and students of the SNU Pyeongchang campus will be given priority in the process of selecting volunteers. Moreover, the Pyeongchang campus will be given precedence in receiving facilities that were used during the Olympic games.

The Olympic Organizing Committee stated that this agreement provides solutions to issues such as accommodation, catering, and parking, reduces the overall budget and also enlarges volunteer participation.

SNU hopes that this opportunity will enhance the regional development and also increase recognition of the Pyeongchang campus.

Published in Yonhap News.

Written by Hye Bin Lee, SNU English Editor, hahahybes@snu.ac.kr
Reviewed by Professor Travis Smith, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, tlsmith@snu.ac.kr

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