Local university teams up to celebrate 60 years with Portugal
The Institute of EU Studies of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and Camões Portuguese Language Centre will hold cultural events and an international academic conference from Friday to Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
The conference is titled “60 Years of Korea-Portugal Diplomatic Relations: Cooperation for Strengthening Strategic Partnership."
Photo exhibitions will be held online and offline from Friday under the theme of "Portuguese Cultural Travel."
The Portuguese Digital Photo Exhibition by the Camões Portuguese Language Centre was designed to help people understand Portuguese culture.
In addition, in cooperation with the Portuguese Embassy in Korea, the Institute of EU Studies will hold a photo exhibition to display Korea's public diplomacy activities recently conducted in Portugal.
The two exhibitions will be held from Friday until the end of May at the main building of HUFS, Smart Library, and Imun 107. They can also be viewed online.
Various cultural events will also be held, including a talk session with experts about Portuguese wine, modern Portuguese architecture and Portuguese football. A movie screening of “Night Train to Lisbon,” a film starring Jeremy Irons, is also prepared. All events will be held offline at the Fila Acushnet Hall at HUFS, and will also be available online.
On Saturday, an international academic conference will be held, attended by scholars from various countries including Korea, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Brazil to discuss the issues of Europe, Portugal and Korea.
The conference is divided into four sessions and will discuss key social topics of the Portuguese culture, recent European Union carbon neutrality policies and Portugal's situation. It will also cover the latest trends in Europe, Portugal and Korea in the international community, as well as various topics on the countries' relationships and exchanges.
The conference will be held both online and offline at the conference room at the main building, and can be accessed through the website of the Institute of EU Studies.
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