Voices from Oxford Covered in The Korea Times

The OII’s Voices from Oxford (VfO) initiative has received excellent coverage in The Korea Times in an article by Kang Shin-who, based on an interview with Dr Kim Sung-hee, Director of VfO and Professor Denis Noble, our VfO anchor and editor, who was in Korea to attend a conference in his role as President of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS). In the article, a Yonsei University Professor, Lee Jung-hoon, gave a gratifying assessment of the initiative, saying: “In one sweeping stroke, VfO has managed to wipe out those boundaries [between a university and the wider world] with a little help from online technology. Covering research and debates over a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary issues, it now helps to stage Oxford as the center of lively discussions. Denis Noble, anchor for the program, is superb with probing questions and clear-cut explanations. As an Oxford alum myself, I’m very excited about the prospect of Oxford becoming, at last, the global venue of cutting-edge educational discourse.”

This is exactly the role the VfO project seeks to facilitate. I’d encourage you to read the entire article at: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2009/04/181_44054.html

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