Asian foreign language universities form network

The Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea and 10 other foreign language universities in Asia have formed a consultative body to step up cooperation and exchanges, writes Chung Hyun-chae for The Korea Times.

Leaders of the 11 universities launched the body during the Presidential Forum for Universities of Foreign Studies in Asia at the Westin Chosun Seoul last Wednesday. "I expect today's forum to serve as a starting point for the creation of an even closer network and to upgrade the quality of foreign language education provided in the Asian region," Hankuk University of Foreign Studies President Kim In-chul said during his welcoming address.

South Korea's Education Minister Lee Joon-sik said in a congratulatory message: "Foreign studies universities can create a network in an Asian context to overcome similar challenges and environmental difficulties in the future by sharing and providing the impetus to implement policy initiatives, while supporting each other."
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