A joint class entitled Soziale Bewegung und Internet (Social Movement and Internet), aimed at M.A. – students from both Ruhr-University Bochum and Freie Universität Berlin was offered under the auspices of the AKS - FUB/RUB Overseas Leading University Program for Korean Studies as a block seminar at Freie Universität Berlin from February 26th until February 28th 2010.
Within the framework of the cooperation in teaching, a joint seminar entitled Sozialer und Intellektueller Wandel in der Kaehwagi (Social and Intellectual Change during the Kaehwagi-Period) took place as a block seminar at Ruhr-University Bochum on July 3rd and 4th 2010. In this seminar, special focus was laid on the transitions and changes in Korea between 1880 and 1910. The participants were to concern themselves with the writings and biographies of some of the intellectual representatives of this time (Pak Kyusu, Pak Ŭnsik, Yu Kilchun, Yun Ch’iho, Chang Chiyŏn and others), in order to understand their stance towards the immense transformations which modernity brought. The seminar was led by Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert.
During the upcoming winter semester 2010/11 (starting in October), the joint-class program will be continued with a jointly offered course at Freie Universität Berlin.
A further result of the FUB/RUB teaching cooperation is the fact that the KS Bochum institute is scheduled to adapt its Korean language teaching method to the TOPIK-oriented method employed by the IKS Berlin. This will enable even greater student mobility between both institutes.