Led by Ewha President Lee Bae-yong, 60 people, including professors and student representatives, flew to
It was the first time for a Korean university to be the focus of this event. Previous university days at PKU included those for Yale,
This one-day event held on May 17 consisted of an opening ceremony; the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to renew commitment since the first MOU in 1996; special lectures by Ewha’s professors; and music and dance performances.
The opening ceremony was held in the morning at the North Hall of the PKU Library. A total of about 120 people participated including the president of PKU, faculty, and students from the History and Korean Language departments.
The President of Peking University, Xu Zhihong said, “In the context of bilateral friendly cooperation between
Ewha President, Lee Bae-yong, gave a speech and a lecture. Lee said that Ewha is very happy that this event could take place at a time when the pear trees (a symbol of Ewha) were in blossom. “We hope to closely interact with one another and both contribute to the globalization of universities in
After lunch, Ewha’s distinguished professors in the fields of science and sociology gave special lectures to PKU students. Professor Choy Jin-ho (Nano Sciences) gave a lecture titled “Bio-resorbable inorganic nanoparticles for medical application,” and said, “It was very impressive to see graduate students listening attentively. The questions they asked were sharp, which reflects the prestige of PKU.”
The highlight of the event was the music and dance performances by the professors and students from the Orchestral Instruments and Korean Music and Dance departments.
During the event, there were numerous helping hands including Ewha alumnae studying in
Liu Qianying (International Studies, 4), a student representative of Ewha, who set up visual displays to explain Ewha’s history said, “As a Chinese person myself, it was a great honor for me to participate in this event. People were so surprised at Ewha’s long history and were interested in how women’s history had developed in