VUB awards honorary doctorate to Soongu Yoon, Korean Republic ambassador to Belgium and the EU

It is often said of diplomats that they are exceptional bridge-builders, and that is certainly the case for Soongu Yoon. He has done more than anyone to step up relations between Korea and the European Union in areas such as climate, the green energy transition, digitalisation, science and health, and particularly in peace and security. It is for these societal efforts, as well as for his commitment to encouraging scientific research into relations between the EU and Korea and to support the KF-VUB Korea research chair, that the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has decided to award him an honorary doctorate. This is a particularly fitting tribute in the context of the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between the EU and Korea, in which Yoon has played a crucial role.
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