Olympic Broadcasting Services, the Host Broadcaster for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has selected The University of Utah Asia Campus in Songdo, Incheon as one of its partner universities to participate in their Broadcast Training Program.
The goal of the Broadcast Training Program is to provide a hands-on look into the intricacies of the Olympic Games in media and television to the university students of the host country. The workshops held in the partner universities will give students practical experience, as students learn how one of the largest global broadcasting service operates.
Five U Asia Campus communication students are working on recording stories about the Korean War after each of them were selected to receive funding from theUndergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The funds provide students and faculty members the chance to work collaboratively on projects.
The UAC students’ project, termed “Longbridge,” seeks a connecting link between Koreans and other foreigners that may not have been formed if not for the Korean War. It also seeks to unite generations by disseminating the stories to Internet-connected younger audiences. To receive funding through UROP, each of the applicants generated their own proposals and worked with Paul Rose, director of the UAC Undergraduate Communication Program, through several revisions in the competitive process to receive the highly sought-after funding.
This spring, the first group of students from the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) graduated. The UAC began developing an abroad campus in 2014 as a part of the Incheon Global Campus which has been dubbed as the “best global education hub in Northeast Asia.” The organization also includes Belgium’s Ghent University, George Mason University, State University of New York, Stony Brook, and hosts about 10,000 students from all over the globe.
The UAC parallels many of the University of Utah’s main campus assets, including academic advising, peer mentors, resident advisors, on-campus jobs, and student mental health counseling which focuses on helping study abroad students adjust to life in a new setting and balancing work, life, and school.
인천 송도에 위치한 유타대학교 아시아캠퍼스가 국제 올림픽 위원회의 주관 방송사인 올림픽 방송 서비스(Olympic Broadcasting Services, 약칭 OBS)의 방송 파트너로 선정되었다.
이번 국제 올림픽 위원회 방송 파트너 선정을 통해 유타대학교 아시아캠퍼스 재학생들은 2018 평창 동계올림픽대회 및 동계패럴림픽대회를 앞두고 올림픽 방송 서비스가 진행하는 방송 교육 프로그램(Broadcast Training Program, BTP)에 참여하게 된다.
David W. Pershing, president of the University of Utah, said the university's Asia campus at Songdo, Incheon, will offer four new courses ― two undergraduate and two graduate ― next year.
The undergraduate programs are for film and media arts and city and metropolitan planning, while the master's courses are for biomedical informatics and law.
For the law course, the campus plans to set up the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
The university is seeking approval for the new programs from the Ministry of Education in Korea.