Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, has signed an agreement with St. George’s University to enable students of veterinary medicine from each university to enter a one-year exchange program. Each institution will send to the other up to five students per academic year. The agreement, the first of its kind between education institutions in the two countries, recognizes the educational and cultural exchanges which can be achieved between the universities.
The program is open to third-year veterinary medical students, with those who enroll from Konkuk moving to study for one year at SGU in Grenada, and those from SGU studying on campus at Konkuk University in Seoul. Students will be provided with the same academic resources and support services that are available to all students at the host institution.
The agreement will bring mutual benefits both for SGU and Konkuk University, as well as for Grenada and the Republic of Korea. The universities agree to establish educational relations and cooperation in order to promote academic linkages and to enrich the understanding of the culture of both countries. The cooperation will further promote collaborative research, educational developments, and greater mutual understanding, to the advantage of students and the veterinary profession.
“The Government of Grenada is pleased to see the strengthening of academic and cultural links between our country and the Republic of Korea,” said the Hon. Simon Stiell, Grenada’s Minister for Education & Human Resource. “Students from SGU have a valuable opportunity to spend a year studying in Korea, and I encourage them to do so. Equally, those students from Konkuk who come to Grenada can be assured of an enriching experience. They will be welcomed with open arms.”
Commenting on the agreement, Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George’s University, said: “This agreement will enable students of veterinary medicine from Konkuk and SGU to gain valuable experience studying in a variety of international settings. This is positive for both the students involved and for the veterinary profession as a whole. We look forward to welcoming students from Konkuk University to our campus.”
Dr. Sanggi Min, President of Konkuk University, said: “In signing a Memorandum of Understanding with St. George’s University, we have provided students from both institutions with the opportunity to benefit from world-leading veterinary training. Those who enroll will find both academic and cultural enrichment, and I look forward to the exchange program continuing for many years.
St. George’s University is affiliated with education institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. Students studying at SGU program will be able to take advantage of these institutional links, resulting in qualified healthcare practitioners with a truly global medical education.