UNIST is endeavoring to strengthen international cooperation and partnerships to advance manufacturing innovation.
On October 5, UNIST has partnered the University of Strathclyde to develop and deliver innovation projects. In light of the rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the MoU signing ceremony took place remotely in the video conference room, located in the Main Administration Building, UNIST.
In the memorandum of understanding, the two organizations have pledged to carry out joint research projects and foster AI-based manufacturing innovation researchers. Specifically, we cooperate in revitalizing the exchange of research personnel, training professionals through the operation of educational programs, and discovering joint research tasks in the field of high-tech manufacturing. To this end, the joint utilization of infrastructure and resources such as research equipment and facilities will also be promoted.
UNIST is taking the lead in developing core element technologies for manufacturing innovation and fostering manpower, centering on the 3D Printing Convergence Technology Center (Director Namhun Kim) and the Composites Research Center (Director Young-Bin Park). Through this partnership, both organizations plan to discuss joint research projects under the theme of 3D printing suitable design and process technology, lightweight composite smart manufacturing technology, advanced production process and system technology digitalization, intelligent parts and digital manufacturing technology, and gradually expand the field.
The University of Strathclyde is a research-intensive university, which takes the lead in research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies and training manpower by establishing the Advanced Forming Research Centre and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre at the heart of the emerging Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS). In particular, the university has received ￡65,000,000 (Approx. KRW 100 billion) from the Scottish government and is set to open a nationally designated “NMIS (National Manufacturing Institute Scotland)” next year.
The MoU ceremony has been attended by UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee, Sung Youb Kim (Dean, College of Engineering, UNIST), Young-Bin Park (Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, UNIST), Namhun Kim (Department of Industrial Engineering, UNIST), Professor Hyung Wook Park, Professor Im Doo Jung, President Jung Hwan Lee (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Korea), and Team Leader Ki Ryung Park (International Affairs, AMRC Korea).
Also from the University of Strathclyde, President Jim McDonald, Director Julian Taylor of International Affairs, Executive Dean Atilla Incecik of the Faculty of Engineering, Executive Chair Keith Ridgway of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) attended the ceremony.