In the two-week program, students of both Ewha and Rostock University will have a chance to discuss various academic topics.
The discussion will cover various issues surrounding unification, such as politics, history, demographic changes, economic systems, gender equality and language problems.
Both Ewha undergraduate and graduate students will participate in the seminar with full scholarship granted to them.
“First of all I’m so happy that I have a chance to attend such seminar,” said professor Kim Seok-hyang, one of the lecturer in the seminar. “Germany will mark its 25th anniversary of reunification on Oct. 3, the same day for Korean National Foundation Day, I hope our students can learn from Germany’s case and be future leaders for Korea’s reunification through the seminar. Also, I feel very thankful to be able to give a lecture regarding changes in North Korean society. But at the same time, I also feel a sort of burden to give a lecture well.”
The seminar was originally held by Rostock University to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification. This year’s seminar, however, was arranged as a result of the MOU signed between Ewha and Rostock in June, 2013. Rostock University, which has a history of 600 years, and represents the old East Germany area as a renowned research university.
During this summer program, students will attend lectures dealing with Germany’s modern history before and after the reunification. Students will participate in the program. Also, professor Park Ihn-hwi from International Studies and Kim Seok-hyang who is currently teaching North Korean Studies will give lectures during the seminar program. Professor Park will give a lecture regarding the reunification of Korea and professor Kim will lecture about the daily lives of North Koreans. Students will also go on a field trip to Germany’s historic sites regarding unification.
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