HUFS held an MOU singing ceremony with the Brazilian Embassy (Ambassador Edmundo Fujita) in Korea in the reception room on the second floor of the HUFS Historical Archives building on its Seoul campus at 11:30 on Monday, September 17, 2012.
According to the MOU, HUFS and the Brazilian Embassy will work closely together for in-depth understanding of research on the general status of Brazil including its economy, society, and history, and HUFS will establish the Brazil Research Center.
In remarking on the Brazil Research Center, HUFS President Park Chul said, "Brazil is South America's most important economic base with an economy of no less than one trillion dollars and a population of no less than 100 million, so establishment of the Brazil Research Center, the first such research institute in Korea, is a very important undertaking. The center will be the hub of comprehensive research on Brazil."
At the MOU singing ceremony, Brazilian Ambassador Edmundo Fujita said, "This agreement is very significant in fortifying the cooperative relations between our two countries. The Brazil Research Center will play a pivotal role in strengthening mutual exchange and relations and the Brazilian government and embassy hereby pledge full support for the operation and development of the center."
In addition to Ambassador Fujita and President Park, the ceremony was attended by Ambassador Fujita's entourage including a councilor as well as Dean of External Affairs Jang Tae-yeop, professors Lee Seung-yong and Yun Taek-dong of the Department of Portuguese (Brazilian), professors Na Song-ju and Mun Nam-gwon of the Department of Spanish, and others from HUFS.