On April 6th, KAIST signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing academic exchanges of faculty and students with the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine).
The MOU states that the collaboration between both universities will promote the exchange of faculty and students, as well as joint research.
Following UC Los Angeles (UCLA), Irvine became the second UC campus to make the exchange agreement with KAIST.
UC Irvine was founded in 1965, and is known as a prestigious public university composed of 13 departments, including colleges of arts, biological sciences, engineering, and humanities.
The ceremony was attended by KAIST President, Sung-Mo Kang, and UC Irvine President, Michael V. Drake, as well as Suk-Hee Kang, the former Mayor of Irvine.
KAIST President Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang (left) and President of UC Irvine Michael Drake (right) shake hands after signing the Cooperation MOU.
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