University president seeks exchanges in the sciences

The University of Costa Rica has been stepping up its efforts to expand cooperation with Korean universities and institutions, especially in the sciences, writes Chung Hyun-chae for The Korea Times.

"In recent years, Costa Rica's universities have been providing new programmes in technology, science, engineering and research and development, all areas in which Korea has excelled," university rector Henning Jensen Pennington said. "The University of Costa Rica is looking to further strengthen cooperation in these fields with Korean universities and institutions."

Jensen Pennington visited Seoul from 30 January to 11 February to meet the presidents of partner universities and institutions in order to strengthen academic cooperation. Founded as a public university in Costa Rica, Central America, in 1940, the University of Costa Rica is among the top 10 universities in Latin America and has formed relationships with more than 100 universities worldwide, 10 of which are in Korea.
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