Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, visited Hanyang Cyber University (HYCU) Tuesday last week to promote Korean-Danish collaboration in e-learning.

The Minister opened a Danish-Korean e-Learning seminar where Danish company UNIWise and The State Library at Aarhus University gave key note presentations. From Korean side researchers and executive level management from HYCU participated, as well as representatives from NIPA (National ICT Promotion Agency). Among the audience was seen professors from other major cyber universities and Korean education-related companies.

The Minister sees opportunities for collaboration in online and it-based education between two countries: “Korea and Denmark are relatively small countries surrounded by big neighboring countries. Both countries have to live of technology and knowledge created through outstanding education. I see excellent opportunities for Danish and Korean companies and higher education institutions to collaborate on developing future unique learning tools”.

At the seminar, UNIWise and their Korean partner WeDu Communication presented their plans for collaboration and joint development of e-Learning software and platforms.

Executive Director of Sales in UNIWISE, Steffen Skovfoged says: “We see a potential in developing and enlarging our business solutions in Korea. The combination of Danish design and expertise in examination systems with Korean technology readiness and the ambition to be world-leading within ICT and online education is unique. I anticipate that more Danish companies will look for Korean partners to co-develop e-Learning tools and platforms the coming years”.

Rasmus Blok, Executive Director of Development adds: “We are very happy for and proud of the Minister’s support to us during this official visit to Korea. With the impressive effort by the Innovation Centre at the Embassy of Denmark, this visit has paved the way for new co-operations and agreements for UNIWise”.

Official press release