A delegation led by Dr. Lee Ju-ho, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Korea met Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, IN New Delhi today. Both leaders appreciated the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the field of education and discussed the need to have more arrangements for cooperation in the field of education and research. Both sides appreciated the existing collaborations between the Universities from both the countries and highlighted the need for more collaborations in the areas of scientific research as well as research in social sciences and humanities.
A Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Cooperation between the two countries was also signed during the meeting. Both the countries agreed to cooperate in education in different fields through Exchange of scholars, teachers, researchers ; organization of training programmes for teaching professionals; facilitating mutual recognition of educational qualifications; exchange of academic scholarships for higher education; organization of seminars; promotion of languages of both the countries and application of Information Technology and open educational education resources. It was also agreed to form a Joint Working Group (JWG) to monitor the implementation of the programmes envisaged in the MoU.