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YU, an agreement on international academic conference with the National Archives of Hungary N

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  • Date : 2023.05.10 13:48
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The first national archives in Europe, possession of many historically valuable records including ancient maps of Korea

Expectation of sharing and preservation of records on Saemaul Undong as UNESCO’s World Record Heritage

Motivation of expanded exchanges in various areas including education and researches, etc.

[April 26, 2023]

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<From the left, Director Szabó Csaba of National Archives of Hungary and President CHOI Oe-chool of YU>

YU (President CHOI Oe-chool) made an agreement on international academic exchanges with National Archives of Hungary.

In the agreement ceremony held in President's Reception Room on the 2F of YU HQ Building on the 26th, personnel of both organizations including President CHOI Oe-chool of YU and Director Szabó Csaba of National Archives of Hungary participated.

Both organizations decided to gather capabilities for  Exchanges among staff, employees, and researchers, ▲Exchange of academic data, information, and publications, ▲ Joint researches, and ▲ Joint hosting of academic conferences and events, etc.

National Archives of Hungary is the first national archives in Europe established in Budapest in 1756. It has many Korea-related and historically valuable records including diplomatic documents related with North Korea which were produced during the period of diplomatic relations between North Korea and Hungary (1944-1989), ancient maps showing Korean territory and territorial waters in the 18th Century, and diaries and travel notes of Father Vay Péter who was the first Hungarian who met Emperor Gojong during his missionary work in Korea.

Based on the agreement, both organizations are expected to gather capabilities for exchanges and preservation of the data on Saemaul Undong possessed by YU.Saemaul Undong Records were registered as UNESCO’s World Record Heritage in 2013.YU has the performances of education and researches on Saemaul Undong the capability to manage records through systemization of Saemaul Undong and establishment it as studies. The academic and historical values of Saemaul Undong are expected to be further enhanced because Saemaul Undong records will be shared and preserved with National Archives of Hungary in Europe.

President CHOI Oe-chool of YU said, “I think that future development will be started by recording and preserving history and culture systematically. I hope that the foundation for global common development will be made by recording and preserving heritage to by kept by mankind through exchange and cooperation with the historic Europe's first national archive. I hope that active exchanges will be expanded in various areas including education and researches by starting the exchange with National Archives of Hungary.”