Hanyang University (HYU) will have another branch in Pakistan. It is a part of HYU's globalization project - getting into the world? top 100 school within 2010. The Pakistan government's HEC (Higher Education Commission) would provide infrastructure and facilities. HYU would provide faculty members, education system, and necessary materials. The exchange area would be specialized in the field of mechanical engineering, information and communication engineering, and so on. If the detailed clauses are tuned, the final mutual agreement would be concluded in August this year.
This branch school is evaluated as the first practical movement toward the Korean university's globalization. Especially the active participation of Pakistan government seems having much potential to the future. Diversifying the financial support would stabilize the finance. Therefore, students can get more into their work and would be inspired to do more researches and studies in HYU.
Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Chairman of HEC, said that South Korea was selected as a partner country because the country has excelled in academics and industries. He also mentioned that the academic institutions of South Korea have played an important role in the overall development of their country and HYU is among those leading institutions that are imparting quality and state-of-the-art education to a large body of foreign students.
HYU has stably established a scholarship for 25 Pakistan students since the year 2006. This branch school is expected to broaden opportunities for Pakistan students to study in HYU. Irfan Ahmand, in Chemistry Engineering Department, and Yousaf Ali, in Electronic Communication Department, find HYU as a good place for studying tech-knowledge. Also, they pointed out that more interaction is needed. More information is available on http://hec.go.pk