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SNU to Launch First Student Exchange with Kim Il-sung University

  • June 28, 2018
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Seoul National University – Kim Il-sung University Exchange Committee held a press conference and unveiled the email they had sent to the student committee of Kim Il-sung University.
Seoul National University – Kim Il-sung University Exchange Committee held a press conference and unveiled the email they had sent to the student committee of Kim Il-sung University.

With the warming of relations between the two Koreas, SNU will launch a student exchange with its North Korean counterpart, Kim Il-sung University. On June 12, the Ministry of Unification approved the request for the exchange between the top universities of the two Koreas, a first in SNU’s 72-year history.

On June 15, commemorating the 18th anniversary of the first inter-Korean summit and the North-South Joint Declaration, the Seoul National University – Kim Il-sung University Exchange Committee held a press conference and unveiled the email they had sent to the student committee of Kim Il-sung University. The email proposed a meeting sometime between June and August in Pyongyang to discuss the exchange between the two universities, emphasizing the importance of “exchange and cooperation between the future leaders” of the two Koreas. The Exchange Committee expressed hopes to “discuss the future of the nation and explore the legacy of our ancestors.”

Approximately 100 SNU students expressed interest in participating in the upcoming historic meeting. The exchange activities are expected to include a visit to Kim Il-Sung University and a a joint exploration of the historical sites of Pyongyang with North Korean students.

According to an Exchange Committee member, “We are expecting a positive reply sometime soon.”

Source:
http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=011&aid=0003321254&sid1=001&lfrom=kakao,
http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=001&aid=0010152062&sid1=001&lfrom=kakao,
http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=001&aid=0010152062

Written by Chae Hyun Kim, SNU English Editor, michelle25@snu.ac.kr
Reviewed by Professor Travis Smith, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, tlsmith@snu.ac.kr

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