The first official case of cooperation between AMU and a Korean university was initiated by a letter of intent, signed on June 16 1991 in Poznań by the Rector of AMU, Prof. Jerzy Fedorowski, and the Rector of Wonkwang University in Iri, Professor Kim Sam-Yong. The letter enabled the exchange of students, faculty, and research results. In 1991, during his visit at Wonkwang University, Rector Fedorowski gave a speech on higher education in Poland and exchange prospects with Korea. Speaking before the Senate of AMU, he noted that we were the first Polish university to sign a student exchange agreement with a Korean university.
The first partnership agreement with a Korean university was signed on December 7 1998. On that day, an agreement with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) was signed by the Rector of AMU, Stefan Jurga, and the Rector of HUFS, Kyu-Chul Cho, accompanied by Prof. Cheong Byung-Kwon. This agreement marked the beginning of an intensive cooperation between the universities.
As part of academic cooperation, various conferences were organized in both Poland and Korea, attended by both Korean and Polish academics, strengthening the ties between the two countries. Major contributors to Polish-Korean research were, among others, Prof. Jacek Fisiak, Prof. Byung-Kwon Cheong, Prof. Dae-sik Kim, Prof. Choong-Woo Lee, Prof. Kyong-Geun Oh, Dr. Jiwone Lee, Prof. Jerzy Świdziński, Prof. Tomasz Lisowski, Prof. Piotr Wierzchoń, Prof. Jerzy Bańczerowski, Prof. Janusz Pajewski, and Prof. Wiesław Olszewski.