Hibsman (English Department) Participates in Visiting Scholars Program at Kyungpook National University in Korea

Posted on 8/17/2016 12:18:28 PM

Tim Hibsman taught in the summer teaching experience in Kyungpook National University (Daegu, South Korea) from June 27 through July 25, 2016. He taught a course titled International Sports Marketing and Research.

As a visiting scholar, Hibsman was part of a program whose purpose is to encourage collaboration between partner institutions and provide a special international education experience for KNU students. It is also hoped that visiting scholars will explore possible research links with their host department during their stay at KNU, and encourage further collaboration on student and faculty levels once they return to their own institution.

The KNU four-week Global Summer School brings together students and academics from all over the world for a unique intercultural learning experience and special taste of Korean culture. All courses are

Kyungpook National University (경북대학교, abbreviated as KNU or Kyungdae, 경대) is a national university representing Daegu Metropolitan City and Gyeongbuk Province in South Korea. It is located in the Daegu Metropolitan City, which is the capital city of the Gyeongbuk Province, South Korea. (Kyungpook in the university's name represents an old romanization of the province's name, now most commonly spelled Gyeongbuk.)

The university was originally founded as the Daegu Dong-in Hospital in 1907, and was officially established in September 1946, merging and succeeding the former three colleges of Daegu Teacher's College, Daegu Agricultural College, and Daegu Medical College, although its history dates back to 1906. In 2008, KNU acquired Sangju National University as a new campus of the KNU system, which is now designated as "KNU Sangju", becoming one of the largest campus universities in South Korea.

In 2012, KNU opened the KNU Global Plaza for a professional engagement, such as knowledge/technology exchange between KNU and industry, and for domestic and international events/conferences. It has 17 floors, and its office rooms and facilities on the eighth through 15th floors are currently occupied by more than 50 research institutes and centers.

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