Rector of the University of Hradec Králové professor Josef Hynek will join the Czech delegation to South Korea led by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. The three day mission, organized by the Czech government includes top business and research executives, will depart on Monday, February 23, 2015.
An important part of the programme is a business forum where several Czech research institutions will be introduced to existing and potential Korean partners, with the University of Hradec Králové among them. "Our university has long focused on East Asian continent with cooperation agreements with schools in China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia and Thailand. This orientation is very promising, because colleagues from these countries are very ambitious, industrious and they study and work hard. Moreover, they are not estranged to the idea of traveling to a university for degree or research opportunities," explains the purpose of his journey rector Josef Hynek, who visited several South Korean universities one year ago. These included for example prestigious Hanshin University, Kookmin University and Korea University. As professor Hynek admits, this will be a wonderful opportunity to work on the existing and establish new links to the University of Hradec Králové international relations and research. However, he also admits that his negotiations will not focus only on the South Korean counterparts: "Given the developing trade relations of our country with South Korea I am also looking forward to find in this way new potential collaborators among the participating representatives of both the Korean and the Czech companies. There is never enough good employers for our graduates and we of course will discuss all options where we can benefit mutually."