Asian University joins UNESCO UNITWIN

Friday, 12 August 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 32 By  Ulrich Werner

Asian University joined the UNESCO UNITWIN network (University Twinning and Networking), following an invitation by Handong Global University, South Korea, the UNESCO host university for Asia. The Agreement of Cooperation was signed at the occasion of the visit by Prof. Dr. Kee-Seon Yoo, Dean of the Graduate School of Global Management & Leadership at Handong Global University, and Prof. Dr. Jinwon Ahn, chief researcher of the UNESCO UNITWIN project at Handong Global University.

UNITWIN is the acronym for the University Twinning and Networking Program. The Program was established in 1992 following the relevant decision of UNESCO’s General Conference taken at its 26th session.

(L to R) Ulrich Werner (Asian U Director of International Development), Prof. Dr. Jinwon Ahn (Chief Researcher at Handong University), Prof. Dr. Kee-Seon Yoo (Dean of the Handong University Graduate School of Global Management & Leadership), and Dr. Salam A. Hoshang (Dean of Asian U’s Faculty of Business). (L to R) Ulrich Werner (Asian U Director of International Development), Prof. Dr. Jinwon Ahn (Chief Researcher at Handong University), Prof. Dr. Kee-Seon Yoo (Dean of the Handong University Graduate School of Global Management & Leadership), and Dr. Salam A. Hoshang (Dean of Asian U’s Faculty of Business).

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program was conceived as a way to advance research, training and program development in all of UNESCO’s fields of competence by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it was established in 1992, the program has aroused great interest among Member States.

The UNITWIN program aims to be pertinent, forward-thinking and to impact socio-economic development effectively. So far UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network projects have proven useful in establishing new teaching programs, generating new ideas through research and reflection, and facilitating the enrichment of existing university programs while respecting cultural diversity.

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