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Utah State University has been awarded a $59,000 grant from the U.S. Information Agency for a three-year affiliation with Pusan National University in South Korea.

The grant will be used for programming in six areas: faculty exchanges for teaching, curriculum and program development; collaboration on research; faculty training; student exchanges on both the undergraduate and graduate level; and enhancement and exchange of library publications and materials.Rosalie Mueggler, assistant coordinator of the program, said the program will involve sociology, political science, history and language.

Sociology professor Sang-Hee Chang, on sabbatical from Pusan National University, is at USU working on student exchange, Mueggler said. She said they hope to get a summer semester program for USU students at Pusan, although because the program was launched a year earlier than expected, that may not be possible.