Hanbat University, South Korea
NTU's partnership with Hanbat National University (HBNU) in South Korea encompasses a range of activity including collaborative learning, exchange and progression arrangements for HBNU students to join NTU Product Design courses.
Experiences around the globe
The agreements in place between NTU and Hanbat National University (HBNU) allow students and staff from both institutions the opportunity to work and study on exchange in the UK or South Korea.
The partnership with HBNU is forged between design courses at both institutions and in 2018 colleagues working in NTU's School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment’s initiated a collaborative project with HBNU and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China.
The school's International Design Studio (IDS) focuses on supporting international thinking through project-based learning activities using the principle of COIL. Delivered within a virtual setting, the IDS facilitates virtual learning spaces with students from NTU and the partner institution providing a vibrant international experience to the student cohort and promoting the reciprocal exchange of intellectual knowledge and design culture. In 2020/21, two Product Design students from NTU’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment spent a full year at HBNU working on projects such as automated café design and robotics.
Both universities also offer innovative International Summer Schools with NTU students given the opportunity to absorb Korean culture and work across borders in multiple disciplines. In 2019/20, two NTU students were offered summer school scholarships by HBNU to study their four-week summer programme. They had the opportunity to explore subjects spanning across design thinking, drawing and calligraphy, to digital imaging and design, and virtual and augmented reality.
HBNU is a founding partner in the International Design Studio (IDS) project with Product Design; a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project that brings classes of students together to consult on design projects and gain intercultural communication skills.