President Doh-Yeon Kim signs the first multilateral MOU of K-STAR

2018-10-17 434

On behalf of K-STAR (Korean Universities for Science & Technology and Advanced Research), President Doh-Yeon Kim signed into effect the first multilateral MOU of the cooperative initiative with the INSA Group (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées) of France.

President Kim, representing K-STAR, attended the signing ceremony held on the 15th in Paris alongside M’Hamed Drissi, Directeur de l’INSA Rennes. As part of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to France, the respective Ministers from both countries (Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT and France’s Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation) also attended the ceremony.

As the alliance of leading STEM universities in Korea, K-STAR is comprised of KAIST, DGIST, GIST, UNIST, and POSTECH. The INSA Group is the leading French group of grande écoles and is comprised of 6 INSA institutes: Centre Val de Loire, Lyon, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. The collaborative activities between the two national networks will include academic and student exchanges to foster international cooperation between and Korea and France.

The multilateral agreement between K-STAR and INSA Group is expected to usher in a new vibrant era of robust partnership in science and technology for both nations.