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ERIC Number: EJ790337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-21
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
American Colleges See Potential in Korean Partnerships
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n28 pA23 Mar 2008
For colleges in the United States seeking a foothold in South Korea's formerly insular higher-education sector, the lure seems to be part location, part alumni lobbying, and part desire to be part of the country's rapid transformation. The South Korean government's newfound openness to overseas universities is helping persuade American college leaders to take a closer look at forming joint educational ventures in the country, frequently spurred by local alumni groups of Koreans who have studied abroad. Rather than rushing to set up overseas campuses, most American colleges are adopting cautious approaches, seeking first to expand faculty collaborations, sending more students to study in South Korea, focusing on graduate programs and on forming research alliances with high-tech companies. One university president, however, feels that South Korea is often overlooked as American colleges surge into other Asian countries, advocating that Koreans' entrepreneurial nature makes them a solid match for American higher education: "it's a natural fit."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States