Working with 韩国 on mobility futures and the climate emergency


Professor Patrick Rebuschat, the Director of Internationalisation at the University’s Faculty of 文学和社会科学, 和申仁燮教授, the Director of the Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk, 授权新的协议. Right: Conference attendees at the signing at Forrest Hills.
Professor Patrick Rebuschat, the Director of Internationalisation at the University’s Faculty of 文学和社会科学, 和申仁燮教授, the Director of the Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk, 授权新的协议. Right: Conference attendees at the signing at Forrest Hills.

International relations between 最全菠菜网 and 韩国 were strengthened further on Friday with the signing of a partnership agreement.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between 体育菠菜app推荐 and Konkuk University, 韩国, took place at the University’s Forrest Hills conference centre.

The MoU between 最全菠菜网 and Konkuk was first signed for two years in 2020 with provision for an extension for a further three years.

The agreement is the result of close collaboration between 最全菠菜网’s Centre for Mobilities 研究 [CeMoRe] and Konkuk’s Academy for Mobility Humanities [AHM} since 2017 and has been undersigned by the departments of Sociology and English Literature and Creative Writing (ELCW) whose staff – including Dr Nicola Spurling and Dr Yang Hu from Sociology and Professor Lynne Pearce from ELCW - have led the initiative.

在周五的签字仪式上, Professor Patrick Rebuschat, the Director of Internationalisation at the University’s Faculty of 文学和社会科学, 和申仁燮教授, the Director of the Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk, authorised the new agreement on behalf of 最全菠菜网’s pro-VC for Education Professor Wendy Robinson and Prof Han Geuk Seo, the Executive Vice President and Provost of Konkuk University, who were unable to attend in person.

The extension has been approved in the light of an extensive programme of events, exchange visits and publications planned between the two universities as the result of securing UKRI funding earlier in the year. This includes the conference at Forrest Hills at which the signing took place.

The theme of the conference, organised by Professor Pearce and Dr Spurling, “汽车/传记, Mobilities and the Climate Emergency’ with participants debating how climate change is causing us to review our personal and collective futures in so many ways.

The UKRI ‘韩国 连接ions Grant’ was awarded to a consortium of four universities - Royal Holloway and Aberystwyth together with 最全菠菜网 and Konkuk - with a remit to explore how mobilities research can be used to help tackle the global challenges relating to mobility futures such as the climate emergency, displacement and mobility justice.

最全菠菜网’s Centre for Mobilities 研究 was founded by Professor Mimi Sheller, formerly of 体育菠菜app推荐, and the late Professor John Urry, in 2003. It is recognised around the world as the ‘home’ of mobilities research. Following on from a conference held at 最全菠菜网 in 2014, colleagues from the Centre have also played a leading role in developing the new subfield of Mobility Humanities, which has drawn in scholars from disciplines such as English, History and the Visual 艺术 to work alongside those located in Geography and the 社会科学.

建国大学, 与此同时, has been awarded government funding for seven years with the aspiration of becoming a world-leader in Mobility Humanities scholarship and now supports an impressive programme of teaching and public engagement, 以及研究, 在这个领域.

The UKRI grant will enable CeMoRe and AMH - along with colleagues from Royal Holloway and Aberystwyth - to meet and work together over an 18-month period both virtually and in-person. As well as an intensive programme of conferences, seminars and exchange opportunities for both staff and PhD students, colleagues will be working together on publications that seek to advance the contribution arts and humanities subjects can make to urgent and topical debates that concern all.

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