Preston’s burgeoning links with Korea have been celebrated by the city’s university.Advertisement
Marking five years of the University of Central Lancashire teaching Korean studies they have been given special status by the Korean Embassy.
A Korean Corner is being set up at the university and will include books, photographs, traditional costumes and more.
The university’s library in Adelphi Street is playing host to the Korean government funded exhibition.
Deputy Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies at UCLan Dr Sojin Lim said: “It’s a really exciting step for the Institute, especially as we mark a five-year milestone this year.
“We’re seeing more and more people interested in Korean culture and UCLan’s Korea Corner will open up a whole host of information to anyone from in and outside the University who wants to explore it.”
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The Korean ambassador Enna Park visited UCLan to open the Korea Corner.
She said: “The Republic of Korea government will continue to make efforts to maintain the current momentum for dialogue and to establish a permanent and solid peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.”
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More information on the Korea Corner can be found on the UCLan website including how to visit.