Yale Director for Asia travels to Seoul to strengthen Yale-Korea relations

Jieun Pyun, the Director for Asia in Yale’s Office of International Affairs, traveled to South Korea in March to build new connections and strengthen existing relationships between Yale and partners in Korea. 

During her inaugural trip to the region in this role, Pyun visited over a dozen institutions in the Korean community. She met with officials at Yonsei University’s College of Medicine to discuss potential collaborations in faculty research and student exchange programs, as well with officials at the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) to discuss possible opportunities between the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science and KIAT. Pyun also visited the Korean Council for University Education and with officials at Korea University, Ewha Womans University, Yonsei University, and the United States Embassy in Seoul. 


Near the end of her two-week tour of Korean academic institutions, governmental organizations, and press companies, Pyun joined Yale President Peter Salovey for his visit to Seoul National University’s campus where he met with President Honglim Ryu and his leadership team and delivered a lecture. 


As the demand for Korea-focused studies and scholarly research at Yale continues to increase, Pyun aims to continue strengthening Yale and Korea relations as well as deepening the understanding of the region. She says, “My largest priorities are to broaden Yale’s reach in Asia and build long-lasting relationships throughout the region.”


To learn more about President Salovey’s trip to Korea, read the full article