On Tuesday, 18th June 2019, the University of Zagreb welcomed the representatives of the KIST School, a part of Republic of Korea's KIST institute. Hosting the event was the Rector of the University of Zagreb, Professor Damir Boras, Ph. D., along with Prof. Lidija Kos-Stanišić, Ph. D., Rector’s Assistant for Internal Communication and University Media, and backed by the International Relations Office and its Head, Prof. Branka Roščić, Ph. D.
Leading the representatives was the Dean of KIST School, Professor Kim Jin Young, with the purpose of the work visit being a two-way introduction of the respective academic institutions and establishing a new academic cooperation.
KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) is Republic of Korea's leading government-funded institute noted for its multidisciplinary research projects. As part of the institute, the KIST School has implemented exceptional Ph. D. programmes and contributes significantly to its country as the world's eleventh largest economy.
Both educational institutions are interested in cooperation with regards to student exchange and short-term student projects, initiating staff mobility, as well as encouraging cooperation in scientific research through joint projects, especially in the fields of biomedicine, natural science, robotics, and information and communications technology.
Work visit to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing was arranged after the meeting at the rectorate.