THE signing of an agreement between South Korea's Kyonggi University and the Fiji National University is expected to allow FNU staff and students to take advantage of joint research activities and exchange programs with the South Korean institution.
FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said the establishment of a sisterhood relationship with Kyonggi University was in accordance with a mutual desire to promote further co-operation and understanding between the universities.
"It is to also enhance the intellectual and experimental resources of the two great institutions," Dr Chand said. He said the universities agreed to encourage direct contact and co-operation between faculty members, departments and institutes as well as with other teaching and research centres.
The agreement entails joint research activities, the exchange of faculty and staff members, the exchange of information of mutual interest, and the exchange of students in general programs and dual degree programs.
"These are some areas of co-operation, there are many more to come," Dr Chand said. "This MOU paves the way forward for greater co-operation between the two universities."
Kyonggi University has a student roll of about 17,000 with a rich history of providing international learning opportunities for its professors and students.