|Representatives of Đà Nẵng's Đông Á University join a signing ceremony with South Korea Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for the establishment of the Korean Foundation Global E-school in central Việt Nam. Photo courtesy of Phương Chi
ĐÀ NẴNG — The South Korea Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies will set up the Korean Foundation Global E-school to begin a language education and culture exchanges programme for Vietnamese students in central Việt Nam in 2022-24.
The programme, which followed a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á University in late 2021, will be the third of its kind in the world by Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
The KF E-school will be based at the main campus of Đông Á University in Đà Nẵng and exchange lecturers and students between central Việt Nam and Korea, promoting culture and language studies and providing high-quality human resources for both countries.
Last year, South Korea’s Most Beautiful Tree organisation also partnered with Đông Á University and inked a deal on cooperation and development on environmentally-friendly projects and Sustainable Development Goal communication campaigns among Vietnamese and Korean students.
Cyber Hankuk University is the fifth university from Korea signing co-operation with the Đông Á University after Busan, Kangwoon, Keimyung, Deagu and Korea University.
|The main campus of Đông Á University in Đà Nẵng City. The central city-based University and Korean Cyber Hankuk University agreed to boost Korean language education and culture exchange. Photo courtesy of Phương Chi
In 2020, South Korea officially opened its Consulate General in Đà Nẵng to boost tourism and investment between South Korea and central Việt Nam.
Korea’s LG Electronics began building an R&D centre – the second of its kind in Việt Nam – at the Đà Nẵng Information Technology Park Tower following the debut of the South Korea Trade and Investment Agency (KOTRA) representative office in Đà Nẵng, and Shilla Hotels & Resorts – a new flagship hospitality corporation in South Korea – opened Shilla Monogram Đà Nẵng with an investment of US$50 million.
Both Vietnamese and South Korean airlines used to operate 12 flights weekly between South Korean cities and Đà Nẵng, but COVID-19 has left tourism links between the countries suspended for the time being. — VNS