KAIST-KU Joint Research Center Launches from Korea to Bolster 4th Industrial Revolution R&D

Following the official launch of the Khalifa University – Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KU-KAIST) Joint Research Center (JRC) at KU’s Main Campus in April 2019, the official opening ceremony for the KAIST-KU JRC at the KAIST Daejeon campus took place on Friday, 5 July, 2019.

The KU-KAIST JRC aims to provide comprehensive support for research projects involving the development of technologies that are shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, particularly in the areas of Smart Transportation and Smart Healthcare, across the two campuses. Two projects linked to Smart Transportation will commence under the KU-KAIST JRC this August.

The senior delegation at the opening ceremony included Khalifa University’s Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President, Dr. Steve Griffiths, Senior Vice President for Research and Development, and Dr. Daniel Choi, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and  KU-KAIST JRC Co-Director,  as well as KAIST’s Dr. Shin Sung-chul, President, Dr. Hyun-wook Park, Vice President of Research, Dr. Soo Chan Chae, Vice President of External Relationship, Dr. Man Sung Im, AVP of International Collaboration, Dr. Chang-Hui Jang, Dean of KAI-NEET Educational Research Center, and Dr. Jong Hyun Kim, KU-KAIST JRC  Co-Director.

The launch of KU-KAIST JRC underscores the long history and strong bilateral relations between the UAE and South Korea. Over the past decade, the relationship between KU and KAIST has deepened and strengthened in line with both the UAE’s and South Korea’s strategic goals.

Erica Solomon
Senior Editor
9 July 2019