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International Cooperation

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Major Foreign Visitors

Many foreign visitors engaged in related various fields such as laboratory, university, public or private industry, government ministry, and so on have visited KIER with purpose of general introduction or laboratory tour, joint R&D project discussion, joint seminars or meetings at KIER. (About 400 foreign visitors a year). these meaningful visiting from overseas bodies and VIPs can be attributed to future collaboration potential between two countries or institutions.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK (on April 4, 2014)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK government’s main agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. Its Energy Programme delegation and members of the British Embassy Seoul visited KIER in April last year with the goal of carrying out joint R&D project planning with Korea. As a result of this visit, this year KIER was able to launch two collaborative R&D projects with Imperial College London, the National Physical Laboratory, Loughborough University, and other relevant institutes in the area of SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cells) and fuel cell stack technology.

The University of Newcastle, Australia (on Feb. 24, 2015)

Prof. Caroline McMillen, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Newcastle, and Prof. Lewis Preece, deputy vice-chancellor of the Research and Innovation Division, visited KIER to explore the possibility of establishing a collaborative research agreement. Dr. Lee Ki-woo, president of KIER, held a discussion with the guests on the topic of CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and bio fuel technology and took a lab tour.

KAU* Chair for Energy Research, Saudi Arabia (on Mar. 11, 2015)

Dr. Abdulsalam S. Alghamdi, director of King Salman ben Abdulaziz Chair for Energy Research, and Prof. Abubakr S. Bahaj of the University of Southampton visited KIER and participated in a round-table talk on a variety of promising energy technologies, such as solar-thermal desalination, next-generation mini-grids, energy supply networks, and performance testing and evaluation techniques of modules and systems.