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Int'l presidential forum kicks off in Seoul

All News 10:16 April 12, 2016

SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) -- Representatives of universities around the world began discussions on social responsibilities of higher education and global partnerships among academia Tuesday, the second day of the international presidential forum, organizers said.

The 2016 International Presidential Forum on Global Research Universities (IPFGRU), hosted by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), held an opening ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in central Seoul.

On the second day of the three-day event, over 120 presidents and vice presidents of 65 research universities and institutes from 36 countries gathered to discuss the role of education as a driver of social change, innovation and entrepreneurship, according to the organizers.

Presidents Kang Sung-mo of KAIST, Jacques Biot of Ecole Polytechnique in France and Peretz Lavie of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology delivered speeches as plenary speakers.


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