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Subject KIST Holds KIST-PASET Partnership Workshop (2017.09.06)
Date 2017-09-06 Read 471
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KIST Holds KIST-PASET Partnership Workshop


- Participation from four African universities and World Bank

 

 

From September 6 to 12, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) holds the KIST-PASET* Partnership Workshop at KIST’s Seoul headquarters and the KIST Gangneung Institute of Natural Products. The workshop saw participation from professors representing four African universities (the African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria; the University of Gaston Berger, Senegal; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; Universite Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Cote d'Ivoire), as well as from World Bank officers in charge of S&T and education.

*Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Since 2015, KIST has held annual partnership workshops for S&T officials and researchers from developing countries. Past participants included officials from the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology in 2015 and S&T officials and researchers from Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru in 2016.


This year, KIST invited faculty members from RSIF** Host Universities to discuss implementation procedures for the KIST-World Bank Scholarship Program for Ph.D. students. In November 2016, KIST signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PASET, thereby launching a collaborative network among the governments, enterprises, research institutes, and educational institutions of Senegal, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. According to the MoU, KIST will accept a total of ten Ph.D. students from the four African schools, and these students will be awarded scholarships by PASET.

** Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund


This year, faculty members from the four African universities from which the scholarship-recipients will be selected took part in the workshop in order to increase their understanding of KIST’s research activities. Furthermore, the African professors were divided into groups based on specific research topics, and then sent off to meet with KIST researchers in order to discuss joint research and personnel exchanges between these universities and KIST.

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