CMR University, Bengaluru and Korea National Sport University (KNSU), Seoul, Republic of Korea have begun a new journey on the path of sports education.
As both the countries celebrate their respective independence days on August 15, they have one more reason to rejoice. The universities have tied up in a joint collaboration to bring a paradigm shift in the area of sport and sports-related aspects such as sports coaching, community sport development and well-being through sports in India in association with KSINDIA (LLB Pvt. Ltd.).
Shri K C Ramamurthy, IPS(Retd.), former member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and chairman, CMR Group of Institutions and CMR University as well as Dr.Yong-Kyu Ahn, president, KNSU signed the Memorandum of Understanding heralding a new era in sports education in the country and collaborate with each other in the areas of their core competencies. Mr Shin Choungho, Director of Industry & Academic Cooperation Foundation of KNSU was also present on the occasion. CMR University and KNSU agreed to establish an Indian Taekwondo Center at CMR University as the first cooperation project. With this initiative, CMR University will become the first University In India to offer a Taekwondo Certification Course.
Ramamurthy said, “In the backdrop of India’s historic achievements at the Commonwealth Games 2022, the collaboration between the two universities will help give shape to the ambitions of young sporting communities. There is a need to tap young talent interested in sports and pursuing sports as a career. Along with that, there are several opportunities in the areas of sports coaching, sports management, sports medicine and overall sports education. The collaboration between the two universities will help to pioneer the cause of sports and sports development in South Asia and beyond.”
Dr. Yong-Kyu Ahn narrated about the new association between the two universities being helpful in working together to face the challenges of the integrally connected world to enhance the quality of higher education in both countries. “It’s a great source of pride for KNSU having won 136 medals in the Olympic games. We hope to extend the legacy of this achievement by influencing the students of CMR University through student and faculty exchange programs between the two universities.”
Dr. Ahn further explained that with this collaboration, the faculty and students of both universities will be enriched with rich international exposure and experience including areas of research, thus creating a global, informed, engaged and dynamic learning environment.Campus, News