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“Glocal Cooperation” of CNU and Waseda University: Joint Hosts of Peace Studies Forum and Advocate Protection of Basic Sciences

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CNU is strengthening glocal cooperation with Waseda University in Japan and advocating for the protection of humanities and basic sciences.

Last year, representatives from both universities deeply empathized with the need for humanistic exchanges centered on the theme of peace and reconciliation, following a proposal from Kim Deok-gil, Chairperson of Kaneda Holdings. Subsequently, the first Peace Studies Forum was held at CNU last year, followed by the second forum at Waseda University on May 14.

Before the forum, the presidents of both universities met to discuss cooperation plans. President Jung, the Chairperson of the Korean Council of National and Public Universities Presidents, and President Tanaka Aiji (right in the photo), the Chairperson of the Japan Association of Private Universities, understood each other's concerns while seeking international cooperation for mutual development and future education between Korea and Japan.

At the Peace Studies Forum, scholars from both universities discussed humanistic exchanges focusing on “Sustainable Korea-Japan Relations.”

While Asano Toyomi, Director of the Waseda University International Peace Research Institute, took charge of the event, presentations were made by Professor Lee Sung-won (CNU), Professor Kobayashi Satoaki (Nihon University), Professor Kim Bong-guk (CNU), Instructor Ko Hyeon-rae (Kanto Gakuin University), and Professor Kim Bong-joong (CNU). This was followed by profound discussions and debates among Korean and Japanese scholars.

President Jung remarked, “I am pleased that various cooperation plans are being discussed based on the trust between the two universities, leading to the second Peace Studies Forum. I hope for profound reflections and further debate on humanities and basic sciences along with active international exchanges under the theme of 'peace.'”