|Title||KIST & Jeonbuk National University Sign Agreement on Academia-Research Institute Teaching System (November 30, 2020)|
KIST & Jeonbuk National University Sign Agreement on Academia-Research Institute Teaching System
KIST announced on November 30th that it has signed an agreement with Jeonbuk National University (President: Dr. Dong-Won Kim) to “operate the KIST-Jeonbuk National University academia-research institute teaching system and to cooperate on research convergence.” This agreement is the first case in which a government-funded research institute and national university have agreed to share professors and teaching systems. In attendance for the opening ceremony were Dr. Seok-Jin Yoon, President of KIST, Dr. Jin-Sang Kim, Director General of the KIST Jeonbuk Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, and Dr. Dong-Won Kim, President of Jeonbuk National University.
Under the Promotion of Industrial Education and Industry-Academic Cooperation Act, the system was designed to promote joint research and education between government-funded research institutes and universities. The renowned professors and researchers who were selected to serve as academic professors will carry out convergence research and nurture future researchers under the governance of both institutes.
According to the agreement, KIST and Jeonbuk National University will grant authority as both researcher and professor to principal research personnel in fields where they mutually specialize. Students taking part in this program will have the opportunity to take both university lectures and educational courses at research institutes, while also receiving scholarship benefits. Furthermore, KIST is planning to carry out joint research focusing on the field of ‘complex materials’ under the direction of the KIST Jeonbuk Institute of Advanced Composite Materials.
Research personnel participating in the teaching system will conduct national research projects in the complex materials field while offer guidance to student research personnel. Excellent researchers trained through this system will have the chance to take up roles in the carbon fusion and materials industry, the main industry of the Jeonbuk area in Korea, which will have a virtuous circle effect on the region.
KIST President, Dr. Seok-Jin Yoon, said that “we will present a new model of convergence research in the region through this system, and will not stop pursuing innovation in order to foster scientific and technological talents in the Jeonbuk region.”
Dr. Dong-Won Kim, President of Jeonbuk National University, stated that “by sharing the excellent research infrastructure possessed by our two organizations, we anticipate having many opportunities to contribute to fostering global S&T talents and creating new value through R&D.”
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