Sejong Institute Inauguration Ceremony and Korean Career Day at ELTE

Sejong Institute Inauguration Ceremony and Korean Career Day at ELTE
On September 21, 2021, the King Sejong Institute Budapest was inaugurated at ELTE. The Institute was established in cooperation between the King Sejong Institute Foundation of Korea and ELTE to promote the spread of the Korean language and culture.

As with other Sejong Institutes around the world, the Institute at ELTE offers Korean language courses from beginner to advanced levels for all those interested in the Korean language and culture. In September, 89 students registered for the 8 courses launched recently.

At the inauguration of the Sejong Institute, Dr. Imre Hamar, Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Director of the Sejong Institute, ELTE, gave an opening speech, highlighting the increase in interest in Korea at the university and thanking the Korean support. The ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Hungary, His Excellency Ambassador Park Chul-min attended the event as well. The ambassador congratulated the establishment of the Institute and expressed his hope for further cooperation.

Dr. Imre Hamar, Vice-Rector, Director of the Sejong Institute at ELTE and Park Chul-min, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea unveil the Sejong Institute plaque in Building I of the Faculty of Humanities at ELTE.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Dr. Péter Sziklai, Vice-Rector for Research at ELTE, Dr. Ildikó Horváth, Vice-Dean for International Affairs at ELTE, Dr. Beatrix Mecsi, Head of the Department of Korean Studies, Park Kee-won, Director of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and In Suk-jin, Director of the Korean Cultural Center in Budapest. 

After the opening ceremony, the participants walked over to the Korean Career Day, which has been a great success in the previous years and was held for the third time at ELTE.  The Korean Embassy helped in organizing the event. The Career Day gave visitors the opportunity to meet representatives of Korean companies based in Hungary, learn more about the companies' operations and inquire about job opportunities. 10 companies were represented at this year's Career Day, which attracted many visitors:  


At the Career Day, the visitors could meet the representatives of the companies in person

The events took place on the special day of the Korean harvest festival (Chuseok), and the Korean Cultural Center set up a table where visitors could taste festive cakes.

The table of the Korean Cultural Center, where visitors could try Chuseok Day cakes.