This year’s meeting of the IBSEN network in May was held at Hallym University in South Korea. Hallym University is situated in Chuncheon, which is a city approximately 60 km east of the country’s capital Seoul. It has about 280,000 inhabitants and is among South Korea’s safest cities. The university was founded in 1982 and counts over 10,000 students as well as over 800 professors. It has a wide range of lectures offered in English and even three study programs which are completely taught in English. That is why the university is particularly popular among international students.
Twice a year, the IBSEN representatives of the ten partner universities meet, in May and November. The second meeting this year took place at the Université Polytechnique HAUTS-DE-FRANCE in Valenciennes for the first time on the 11th to the 13th of November. The university formerly known as Université de Valenciennes has been a member since 2016. University representatives from Italy, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Finland and the Czech Republic joined the meeting.
President Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schramm-Wölk opens the 1st “International Week” at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The general students’ committee (AStA) invite you to the “Weltenbummler-Treff” and to the “International Meeting Corner” with Fair-Trade Coffee. The departments participate with information events. At an international conference, the expansion of university cooperation is being discussed. “Country Stands” are set up in the main hallway. For the festive dinner, a brewery is the destination. European summer school, international run.