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Waynesburg University president visits S. Korea

Visit facilitates discussions about exchange programs and other future partnerships

Ashley Wise Jul 6, 2018

Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee recently visited Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea, as part of a delegation of presidents from the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

The visit, which was funded by Hannam University, facilitated discussions about exchange programs for both students and faculty, as well as the potential of other partnerships.

Hannam University’s location in what is commonly referred to as Korea's Silicon Valley provides opportunities for Hannam University and its partners to be engaged in global technology research. Lee and others were given a tour of this area as well as companies that operate within it.

Founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1956, Hannam has an enrollment of more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students on its two campuses. As a Christian university, Hannam has a uniquely Christian atmosphere that places emphasis on truth, freedom and service. Hannam became the first school outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico to join the APCU in 2016.

“Through the generosity of Hannam University, the APCU and our University, I was able to begin a dialogue with an institution across the Pacific whose mission and heritage closely parallel that of the University,” Lee said. “We look forward to the future of this relationship.”