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KAIST and University of Waterloo in Canada Agree to Enhance Cooperation​
View : 6813 Date : 2014-09-26 Writer : ed_news

KAIST and the University of Waterloo, Canada, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore collaboration in education and research in areas such as computer science, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, quantum computing, and nanotechnology. The two universities also agreed to expand their cooperation in entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and startup support programs. The signing ceremony took place at the University of Waterloo (UW) in Ontario, Canada, on September 22, 2014.

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of UW, noted that “KAIST and the University of Waterloo have so much in common. Both institutions pursue excellence in teaching and research, attract some of the highest quality students and faculty alike, and seek out innovation that has the potential to change the world.”

President Steve Kang said, “The University of Waterloo has been leading the co-operative education field, offering valuable opportunities to young students to receive classroom-based education with practical work experience. This has been an important approach in higher education, and perhaps more so in this age when technological innovations create new values for social advancement and new opportunities for better growth. I hope that through the collaboration, KAIST and the University of Waterloo will produce research outcomes with global recognition.”

The University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities in just half a century. The university is home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, encouraging enterprising partnerships in learning and research.

The picture shows the signing of the MOU by President Steve Kang (right) and President and Vice-chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur (left).

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