Yonsei holds opening for executive training program

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Yonsei holds opening for executive training program

Yonsei University’s Sangam Institute of Management (SIM) in Seodaemun District, central Seoul, held the opening ceremony of a European Commission-sponsored executive training program for European Union member states.

The Executive Training Program in Korea is a 12-month human resources development program with a three-week program at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies followed by an 11-month immersion program at Yonsei.

Entrepreneurs from seven EU nations this year, including Belgium, France, Germany and Austria, from companies such as Austria’s Andritz Hydro, Spain’s Unidad Editorial and the European Patent Office headquartered in Germany will participate in this year-long program which will provide intensive language and business management training and an internship opportunity at a Korean company. The European Commission selected Yonsei and Japan’s Waseda University as it official training partners in 2010, and the Korea program will be held until 2015.

“International recognition of SIM’s expertise, based on its development and operation of various programs linked to overseas institutions since its foundation in 1999, is what made the commission select SIM as its Korean training partner,” said Sohn Sung-kyu, director of the Sangam Institute.

He said the programs hopes to foster business leaders in the European Union “with comprehensive learning of Korea’s politics, economy, society and culture.”

By Sarah Kim [sarahkim@joongang.co.kr]

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