Promote Korean study at the 9th KoSASA Scientific Conference

Thursday - 11/03/2021 23:32
On December 17, 2020, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU in collaboration with the Korea Research Association in Southeast Asia (KoSASA), Korea Research Institute (AKS) organized the 9th Korean Studies Conference with the theme "The Future of Korean Studies in Southeast Asia: Globalization and Localization". The seminar brought together more than 40 senior managers and scholars, lecturers from various fields of Korea, country studies, linguistics, politics and economics from Korean training and research schools. National study in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, and Quang Ninh.
The seminar is an opportunity for researchers to exchange about the latest results and trends in Korean studies. The presentations focused on important and urgent issues with the current Korean economy, society, and culture, focusing on the main contents: exchanging opportunities to bring researches on Korea. international level while still paying attention to local characteristics; clarifying the contributions of Korean studies in strengthening relations between Korea and ASEAN countries as well as contributing to building the community of Korean-ASEAN researchers and scholars; expand and strengthen common academic and social values ​​between Korea and ASEAN countries.

Speaking at the opening session of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan (Vice Rector in charge of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU) emphasized that Korean studies have been receiving strong attention. Along with the development of Vietnam-Korea bilateral relations, Korean studies in Vietnam have achieved many remarkable achievements. In addition to the original pure research and training institutions, many units, including units of foreign language universities are also tending to expand into research and training in Korea. learn.

As one of the opening and leading educational institutions in Korean studies in Vietnam, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU is honored to be one of the 9 member universities from Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam. belongs to KoSASA. This is the second time the school organizes a seminar of KoSASA. The school hopes the seminar will contribute to further expand the possibilities of cooperation through sharing and exploring more diverse and in-depth directions for the development of Korean studies in Southeast Asia in the next stage. follow.

On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam, Mr. Park Noh Wan (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary) said that the seminar took place in the context that the two countries are about to celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations in the year. 2022. Over the past 30 years, the two countries' economic relations have developed very well. Currently, there are over 9000 Korean enterprises operating in Vietnam, contributing to the socio-economic development of Vietnam. He expected that the Vietnam-Korea relationship would continue to develop in the fields of politics, society and especially education. To do that, he emphasized the role of Korean lecturers, scholars and students in promoting cooperation and educational exchange between the two countries.

Mr. Park Noh Wan also shared an initiative that the Korean Embassy will coordinate with the Vietnamese government to promote the Korean industry in Vietnam, such as an effort to turn Korean into a foreign language. teaching officially in schools, building a certification mechanism for Korean students to study, continuing to develop the online education system between the two countries, opening a branch of the Institute of Language and Korean culture in Vietnam. In addition, he hopes that a group of Korean studies experts will be established in order to deeply discuss development directions for this industry in Vietnam.

After that, the seminar listened to the report titled "Covid-19 pandemic and the future of Korean studies" by Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh (President of KoSASA), assessing the impact of Covid-19 epidemic on with the global education context as well as the Vietnamese-Korean and Korean academic cooperation relations in particular. Accordingly, despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the two countries' educational cooperation and the teaching and learning of Korean studies in Vietnam are still not faltered through the application of technology, the innovation of teaching methods to shape. form online. The report said that Korean studies will be an inevitable trend in the future in Vietnam; on the other hand, the report points out the need to promote Vietnamese studies in Korea.

After the opening session, the Workshop continued to take place with 3 sessions: Korean Studies in Vietnam today, Korean Studies in Vietnam; Discuss the future of Korean studies in Vietnam. Some prominent presentations such as: Korean training for Korean businesses' investment activities in Vietnam: The case of Thai Nguyen province; Public diplomacy: Korean experiences and lessons for Vietnam - Korea Foundation case study; Teaching and learning Korean in the Covid-19 period: A case survey of the Department of Korean Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities ...

KoSASA is an academic organization / forum established in 2004 at USSH, VNU Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with University of New South Wales Australia and Korea Foundation. KoSASA is responsible for supporting, promoting research, teaching Korean studies and applying Korean knowledge in Southeast Asian countries. No.

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