Main Content

The University of Strathclyde has been selected as the exclusive European partner university for South Korea’s global research and commercialisation programme.

In 2012, the University of Strathclyde was selected as the exclusive European university 'knowledge partner' for South Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) Global Industry-Academia Cooperation Programme (GIACP). 

The Korea Institute for Technology Advancement (KIAT), who administer GIACP on behalf of the MKE, issued a 'call for proposals' in 2011, which resulted in the University being selected in a highly competitive process form a shortlist of six higher education institutions across Europe. 

We facilitated and endorsed the University's application which gained additional backing from UK Science & Innovation in Seoul. 

 The GIACP, designed to foster join research and commercialisation activities between Korean SMEs and international 'knowledge partner', will see Strathclyde academics working with technology companies from South Korea. 

Strathclyde academics will provide leading-edge research and create business opportunities in areas including life sciences, advanced manufacturing and materials.

Welcoming the programme, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of Strathclyde University said:

"This partnership is fantastic news fro Strathclyde and to be chosen ahead of many other top European institutions is an indication of our growing reputation as a leading international technological university.

"Working with industry, sharing knowledge and engaging with the wider international community are defining characteristics of the University of Strathclyde. This agreement provides a platform to ensure our leading research is put into good use throughout the world"

Ask us about Scotland's education projects for international business