Selected for the ‘Erasmus Plus’ program
Professor and student exchange with Tsenov Academy of Economics of Bulgaria... 4,000 euros funded for each participant
Tsenov Academy of Economics President visits as first exchange professor... Special lecture for undergraduate and graduate school students
[May 4, 2018]
<Tsenov Academy of Economics President Ivan Marchevski of Bulgaria giving a lecture to YU College of Business on the 3rd>
YU (President Sur Gil-soo) is operating a professor and student exchange program with the support of the European Union.
YU was selected for the EU’s ‘Erasmus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) Plus Program’. In order to participate in the program, YU signed an MOU with The D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics of Bulgaria in 2016.
YU is operating the professor and student exchange program for the first time this year as part of the Erasmus Plus Program. Recently, YU Department of Public Administration Professor Kim Soon-yang was dispatched to the Tsenov Academy of Economics to hold a lecture and this time around, Tsenov Academy of Economics Department of Marketing Professor Ivan Marchevski visited YU for one week from May 1 to May 7. Professor Marchevski is scheduled to give 20 hours of special lectures and seminars for undergraduate and graduate school students during his visit.
An exchange student program is being operated for the first time in the first semester of 2018 as well. Jang Sang-yoon (23), a senior at the YU School of Economics and Finance, was sent to Tsenov Academy of Economics, while Viktorov Zlatin Borisov (23) of Tsenov Academy of Economics will study at the YU School of International Economics and Business until June of this year. Professors and students dispatched to each university under the Erasmus Plus Program will receive 4,000 euros (app. 5.15 million won, exchange rate on May 3, 2018) each from the EU.
In particular, the first exchange professor visiting YU under the Erasmus Plus Program, Professor Marchevski, is currently serving as the president of the Tsenov Academy of Economics. Through this exchange program, it is expected that exchange between the two universities will become much more active.
YU President Sur Gil-soo said, “YU currently offers various exchange programs through MOUs with major prestigious universities such as Oxford of England, University of Strasbourg of France, as well as universities in the Netherlands, Norway and Spain. In particular, the Erasmus Plus Program is an exchange program accredited and supported by the EU and so there are high expectations for expanded global networks of the university.” He added, “We will pursue various exchange and cooperation programs with prestigious universities around the world, as well as in Europe in order to enhance the capacities of professors and students to a global level.”
The Erasmus Program is a student exchange support program of the EU that began in 1987. The EU expanded the Erasmus Plus Program in January 2014 and has been support exchange programs in various areas such as education, research, youths, sports, etc. Universities in the EU support not only EU nations under the Erasmus Plus Program, but also professors, students and expert exchange programs with the US, Canada and Russia to foster the education and research capacities of universities within the EU. Professors visiting each university under the Erasmus Plus Program are given the opportunities to speak to students of the college they were invited to or conduct joint research with local professors.