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Chancellor Meadors signs agreements with Korean university

April 20, 2004

By Scott Bigelow

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Chancellor Meadors (right) and President Kim sign agreements between their universities.

UNC Pembroke Chancellor Allen C. Meadors signed several exchange agreements April 2 with Woosong University of Daejeon, South Korea.

Chancellor Meadors and Woosong University President Kim signed an agreement on a "two-plus-two" program. Students will study two years at Woosong, completing the requirements for admission to UNCP, and then transfer to UNCP to continue their requirements for a business degree.

Dr. Meadors also met with 23 students who enrolled in the program this spring. Most are expected to attend UNCP in the spring 2005 semester.

In addition to the signing ceremony, Chancellor Meadors toured the east and west campuses of Woosong. Dr. Meadors and Dr. Kim also discussed future administrator and faculty exchange programs and summer school student exchange programs.

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The signing party with prospective exchange students.

Chancellor Meadors left for Beijing on April 4. There, he signed an agreement along with Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, N.C., and the North China Institute of Science and Technology.

Woosong's President Kim visited UNCP in September 2003. Woosong University was founded in 1995 as a force for educational innovation in South Korea. It has a current enrollment of 5,487, including 433 students studying abroad

Chancellor Meadors also visited U.S. Embassy in the Chinese capital city to meet with three representatives from Chinese universities to discuss different programs and projects.

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Chancellor Meadors with the full contingent of Woosong University representatives at the signing ceremony.

A state-supported school, North China Institute of Science and Technology is located a short drive from Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The institute was founded in 1984 and has grown very quickly to an enrollment of 9,000 with 650 professors on its faculty.

North China Institute offers bachelor and associate degrees in business management, computer science, English and engineering. It also offers certificate programs in mining safety.