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President M. Craig Barnes and President Sung Bihn Yim of the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, sign a new Memorandum of Understanding
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Pictured from left to right: President M. Craig Barnes, Academic Dean James F. Kay (middle), and President Sung Bihn Yim

President M. Craig Barnes of Princeton Theological Seminary and President Sung Bihn Yim of the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS), Seoul, South Korea, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on October 20, 2017 in Princeton, New Jersey. The memorandum provides for expanded MDiv student exchanges between the two institutions and reaffirms participation by PUTS in Princeton Seminary’s Doctoral Research Scholars Program.

“Princeton celebrates the renewing of our longstanding ties with the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary.”
—M. Craig Barnes

Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary was founded by Dr. Samuel Austin Moffett in Pyeongyang in 1901, as the first theological educational institution in Korea. Today, led by President Yim, a trustee of Princeton Seminary, PUTS has more than 3,000 students. Some seven members of its faculty, including President Yim, earned their doctorates from Princeton Seminary. President Barnes who is a frequent visitor to PUTS, commented after the signing, “Princeton celebrates the renewing of our longstanding ties with the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary. I greatly appreciate the dedicated service of President Yim on behalf of theological education both in Korea and in the United States.” 


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