Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
KIST was established in 1966 with support from the Korean and U.S. governments as a multidisciplinary R&D institute to lay the foundation for Korean economic development. It has since become a pioneer in science and technology research. KIST also runs a Master’s and doctoral degree program at its International R&D Academy to nurture scientific and technological talent from all over the world.
KIST and RSIF’s collaboration is based on academic and scientific research cooperation, as well as capacity development. Areas of cooperation include training PhD and post-doctorate students; exchanging researchers and faculty; facilitating joint innovation projects in priority development areas; and promoting joint publications and research. In its current phase, KIST will offer sandwich PhD programs to RSIF scholars by hosting them for up to two years and co-supervising their research. It will also undertake collaborative R&D projects covering all thematic areas within the PASET framework, potentially necessitating partnerships with organizations in the private sector. Learn more.
Maastricht University (MU)
Maastricht University (MU) is the largest international university in the Netherlands and, with more than 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. It is known for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education as well as high-quality research and study programs.
The current collaboration between RSIF and MU focuses on ICT and will consist of MU offering sandwich PhD programs in ICT to RSIF scholars. MU’s support will later involve assistance by MU faculty to improve RSIF’s PhD curricula to match it to international standards; training of host university faculty in the new curricula; short-term teaching exchanges. MU will also assign qualified experts to assist the independent evaluation of host universities, and help the universities forge links within its academic network to facilitate their joint innovation projects in other thematic areas. Learn more.