Three prominent Nobel Prize winners will hold lectures next year at Ewha, giving an opportunity for students to listen to famous and authoritative scholars. Those great scholars who have been invited are: the 2005 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry Robert H. Grubbs, an American chemist; the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos Horta, the previous president of East Timor; the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.
On November 9, as a part the World Class University (WCU) project organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Ewha was chosen as one of the 30 universities to receive financial support from MEST to invite scholars from the world. The WCU project has been launched in June in order to promote educational quality at local universities by giving opportunities for students to have lectures from internationally acknowledged scholars.
The invited Nobel Peace Prize winners will become the members of the new Research Center for Peace Studies at Ewha.
“Students from Ewha will have a chance to discuss with the nobelists about how to achieve Northeast Asia’s peace, including the peace inside the Korean Peninsula, and ways to improve poverty, violence problems in Latin America, Asia and Africa,” said the Ewha Academy for Advanced Studies Professor Park Kyung-seo, who is in charge of the Research Center for Peace Studies.
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