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.
|Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER)|
|Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) is a public sector research organization with a focus on energy technology research and development in the areas of energy efficiency, new and renewable energy, and climate change. KIER is particularly strong in Research, Design, and Development related to coal-fired technology.
Since its establishment in 1977, it has been growing steadily, it has recently shown rapid development as well as some remarkable results such as the highest records and technology transfers to companies. KIER is under the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
Its partnership with PASET-RSIF promises strengthened Research, Design, and Development and transfer of knowledge in the fields of Energy Saving Technologies; new and renewable energy; and climate change. Learn more
|Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)|
|Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) is the national chemical research institute for the Republic of Korea and was established in 1976. The Company focuses on the chemical technologies industry. KRICT’s divisions include Green Chemistry, Advanced Materials, Bio-Organic Science, Research Support, and Large Government-run projects. KRICT is a member of the National Research Council of Science & Technology.
The key research fields pursued by the institute are development of eco-friendly chemical process technology, development of high value-added green chemical materials, acquisition of new substance pipelines for disease treatment, and development of green convergence chemical technology to act as future growth engines. With a commitment to improve the chemical industry, KRICT has established the green management philosophy to undertake research in these areas.
The PASET-RSIF Ph.D. students will be participating in research and development projects that will contribute to the improvement of their national economies by further developing and exploiting technologies into new products, processes, applications, materials or services.
|Institutes of Green-bio Science & Technology – Seoul National University (GBST-SNU)|
|The Seoul National University Institutes of Green-bio Science & Technology is a place that presents direction of green bio-integrated research through on-site education and research. It contributes to development by maximizing growth potential among universities, research institutes and related companies as a cluster of academy, research, and industry cooperation in clean areas.
PASET-RSIF scholars stand to learn a lot about specialized research technology for the research fields of agriculture, food, environment, bio energy and medicine; from one of the world’s leading research facilities leading the research of life sciences. Learn more
|Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)|
|The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. I t intends to place itself among the universally recognized universities in these fields. Committed to economic and human development, UM6P puts research and innovation at the service of development on the African continent. This positioning allows it to consolidate Morocco’s forward-looking position in these areas through the implementation of a unique partnership approach and the strengthening of the training offer in skills relevant to Africa’s future.
The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University’s main mission being to develop knowledge, science and technology, the UM6P aims to: (1) Ensure the development of skills and knowledge through comprehensive training focused on research, innovation and entrepreneurship. (2) Promote research and tackle the greatest scientific and technological challenges of the future, through living labs intended for real-scale practical applications.
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)|
|WPI is a mid-size private college in Massachusetts. It was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice. It was recently ranked #1 in the nation for quality and accessibility of professors, highlighting the school’s commitment to combining scholarly research with classroom instruction.
WPI’s 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Graduate research programs include robotics, materials science, cybersecurity, and learning sciences and technology. WPI invests in research in critical areas, seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems in such diverse fields as fire protection engineering, life sciences and bioengineering, energy and data science. Learn more