Singaporean, Korean & Israeli Universities Form Joint Research Partnership

Nanyang Technological University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have launched a collaborative research program in emerging fields.

AsianScientist (Apr. 18, 2016) – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is launching a new five-year research program in technology and innovation with top Korean and Israeli universities. In addition to the research program, NTU is launching Singapore’s first endowed professorship in Korean Studies, to be hosted by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

The research program is a three-party partnership with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). The five-year research program will see the three universities conducting joint research in emerging areas that demonstrates strong potential for innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. These areas are robotics, medical technologies, satellites, materials science and engineering and entrepreneurship.

Students can look forward to dual degree opportunities, exchange visits and business plan competitions. Global innovation platforms will also be set up to promote sharing of technologies and commercialization.

“NTU and KAIST are both young and rising Asian universities with established strengths in engineering and technology, while Technion is the oldest university in Israel and is known for its innovation and strong entrepreneurial culture,” said NTU president, Professor Bertil Andersson.

Commenting on the research program, he added, “This unique partnership will bring together our common strengths in technology, but from different perspectives. It will be a very interesting collaboration.”

South Korea is the top exchange destination in Asia for NTU students, with the number of students who went on exchange to South Korea more than doubling from 69 in 2011 to 151 in 2015. Globally, South Korea is the fifth most popular choice for students, just behind UK, Sweden, US and Canada. Korean exchange students at NTU form the largest body of incoming students from Asia each year. NTU and KAIST have a total of 180 students from both countries going on student exchange.

NTU has 55 ongoing partnerships and research collaborations with Korean universities and companies. Academic partners include KAIST, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hanyang University and Pohang University of Science and Technology. NTU also has joint research collaborations with top Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Engineering and Construction.


Source: Nanyang Technological University.
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