South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun visited Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday and handed over 100 books and multimedia materials on Korea and Korean language learning to the Korea Corner of the university.
DU Vice Chancellor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman and Library Director Nasir Uddin Munsi were present on the occasion.
Over, 1,000 books and audio-visual materials in Korean or English language have been donated to the library so far, said the Korean embassy.
New books added to the library include Korean Literature Through the Korean Wave, Korea’s Premier Collection of Classical Literature, Global Perspectives of Korean Literature, A Concise History of Modern Korea, Korea: A Very Short Introduction.
DU has also established Korean Language Centre under its Institute of Modern Language (IML) in 1997 offering Korean language classes.
Around 150 students are enrolled in the Korean language course every academic year. As K-pop, K-drama, K-movie and K-food are getting popular in Bangladesh, many young people and students are showing a growing interest in learning Korean language.
With the support of the Korean Government through KOICA, DU is also establishing a Startup Center to promote startups and youth entrepreneurs among the Bangladesh Youth which is scheduled to open in 2024.