Date : 2016.05.27 Click : 1959
International Campus to Become Research Hub for Materials
-Joint Research Lab with Germany’s Fraunhofer
-Future Development of Ceramic Materials Integration Technology
A new joint research laboratory in the field of materials has opened on the International Campus in Songdo. Global Research Lab for Fraunhofer IKTS, YICT, and KIMS (GRL-FYK) is part of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)’s Premium Talent Development Project, and it represents a partnership between Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology (YICT), Germany’s Fraunhofer Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), and the Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS). GRL-FYK is designed to facilitate the global sharing of research results and the transfer of technologies.
More Collaborations Expected with Global Corporations and Research Labs
Yonsei President Kim Yong-hak said: “The joint lab will embark on competitive research that will be foundational for the Yonsei Science Park. Through such endeavors, there will be more partnerships with other global corporations and research labs and centers.” Stanislaw Tilich, President of the German Federal Council, remarked that with the opening of GRL-FYK, a bridge has been established between Korea’s Incheon and Germany’s Dresden, one that offers an innovative model for international collaboration.
Practical Research at National Level
Training Next Generation of Global Leaders
With the support of Dresden, Germany, Yonsei hopes to establish a collaboration platform tentatively named “GRL-Dresden” with Fraunhofer, an organization that promotes the advancement of applied research. Through the collaboration, both sides hope to train the next generation of global leaders, specifically through exchange programs. Furthermore, it is believed that the partnership could lead to an Industry-Academy-Research Center, which would connect promising companies from Incheon and Dresden and promote applied research in Korea.