A delegation from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology visited City.

By Sophie Cubbin(Head of Communications and Events), Published (Updated )

City, University of London has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea.

One of only four public universities in South Korea, UNIST is a very new institution having been established in 2009 in response to growing demand for more higher education provision in the Korean industrial capital of Ulsan, home to leading automotive, shipbuilding and petrochemical companies.

During its short existence UNIST has gained a reputation as one of the world's leading science and technology universities. It currently ranks fifth among South Korea’s research universities and 201-250 globally according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

As an institution it is highly ambitious, developing at least 10 competitive areas of research, with the goal of being ranked within the top 10 universities globally by 2030.

The UNIST delegation which visited City was led by their President, Mooyoung Jung, and met with the President of City, Professor Sir Paul Curran and Vice-President (International), Professor Stanton Newman to sign the MoU.

There is currently a post graduate joint degree in place between UNIST and Cass Business School, with students spending two terms at Cass. The agreement opens up many further opportunities, including for placements by students from MACSE in engineering and technology.

Commenting on the visit, Professor Newman said:

“We’re delighted to formalise and expand our partnership with UNIST through this agreement. UNIST is an ambitious and dynamic institution with impressive research centres in a range of engineering specialties and strong links to industry.”