Korean Ambassador Calls on Chairman HEC, Proposes Collaboration in Education


Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan Kwak Sung-Kyu,Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan Kwak Sung-Kyu, called on Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri, at the Commission Secretariat, on Thursday. The two sides discussed issues pertaining to collaboration in higher education and research fields.   The Ambassador said almost 1,650 Pakistani students were currently studying in different Korean higher education institutions.

The Chairman of the Higher Education Commission said Pakistan and South Korea have a great potential to strengthen educational cooperation and research collaboration, as the two countries enjoy good academic relations. He stressed the need for launching student and faculty exchange programs among higher education institutions of both countries. “Joint research initiatives may also be undertaken to further cement academic relations,” he added.

The Ambassador highlighted the ongoing collaborative endeavors between the Pakistani and Korean higher education institutions. He informed the chairman that Pakistan Global Institute (PGI) was being established wherein two disciplines, Information Technology and Business Administration will initially be started after the approval of its law by the Government of Pakistan. 

He said the Korean Government welcomes initiatives meant to strengthen bilateral academic relations between the two countries.

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