International Campus to Become Research Hub for Materials

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International Campus to Become Research Hub for Materials

A new joint research lab with Germany’s Fraunhofer has opened on the international Campus in Songdo


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.

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 GRLFYK, a bridge has been established between Korea’s Incheon and Germany’s Dresden, one that offers an innovative model for international collaboration.

Updated in Feb 2017