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Nov 01, 2012

"Korean Culture, Society and Language" Lecture Held

Deputy Head of Mission and Chancellor of the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Zagreb paid a visit and held a lecture at IBU

At the invitation of Rector Deputy for Scientific Research and International Relations, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, on November 1st, Mr. Deuk Hwan Kim, Counsellor of Embassy of Korea in Zagreb, delivered a lecture entitled “Korean Culture, Society and Language“, where he presented an overview of  important facts and figures about the Republic of Korea.

Mr. Deuk Hwan Kim expressed his appreciation for being invited as a lecturer and coming to Sarajevo, where people understand a sense of living together, as he described. In addition to basic information, Mr. Deuk Hwan underscored that the great success of his country lies in investing in education and tapping into students’s eagerness for innovation, which are keys to the great achievement of South Korea being able to rise up from the war devastated country to the world’s 15th largest economy.

With a nod to cultural references, Mr. Deuk Hwan played a popular hit song “Gangnam Style“ by Psy, and received great aapplause from enthusiastic students and academic staff who attended the lecture.

The lecture was concluded with Mr. Kim stating that the Republic of Korea will have an everlasting and continue growing their relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Deputy Rector  Dr. Akbarov expressed his appreciation for the visit and handed a small gift to Mr. Kim.

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