Lumbini Buddhist University Delegation Strengthens Global Ties During Successful Visit to South Korea

Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU) marked a significant stride in fostering international collaborations as a delegation, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya, undertook a fruitful visit to South Korea from November 16 to November 23, 2023. The delegation comprised key members, including the Registrar, Research Director, Campus Chief, and a Lecturer. The primary objective of the visit was to strengthen ties and cooperation between Lumbini Buddhist University and several prominent universities in South Korea.

During the visit, the LBU delegation participated in pivotal events, notably the 33rd founding day and 29th prize distribution ceremony of the Korean Buddhist Human Rights Commission. They represented LBU, offering insights and ideas, and showcasing the university’s commitment to global collaboration. Engaging with Dongguk University, discussions centered around establishing academic agreements, while cooperation agreements were pursued with Shangha University. Noteworthy diplomatic engagements included meetings with key political figures such as Joo, Ho Young, the leader of Korea’s ruling party, and Ki, Dong-min, the leader of the opposition party. The discussions emphasized mutual efforts to promote Buddhist education in both Nepal and Korea, along with initiatives to address challenges faced by Nepalis in Korea related to education and employment.

A key highlight of the visit was the extensive dialogue with various stakeholders, including the Nepali Ambassador to Korea, Prof. Dr. Jyoti Pyakurel, focusing on cooperation between LBU and the Korean Buddhist Association. Additionally, the delegation engaged with renowned architecture professor Kwak, who has been instrumental in conceptualizing the Greater Lumbini development plan for the past two decades. Discussions at his residence in Seoul revolved around the university’s role in advancing this visionary plan. Other achievements encompassed visits to historical sites, such as Lumbini Wat Korea, and discussions with prestigious business establishments like Hanmong Co Ltd. Overall, the visit is anticipated to contribute significantly to the holistic development of Lumbini Buddhist University through enhanced global partnerships and initiatives.

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