EU and South Korea Agree to Deepen Research Cooperation
Summary posted by Meridian on 4/5/2012
Source: University World News (1 April 2012)
Author(s): David Howarth
The European Union and South Korea have agreed to deepen cooperation in research, and to kick-start a range of initiatives designed to deliver, “enhanced cooperation between our scientists and researchers to build innovation alliances at business and research institutes’ level,” according to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. Barroso added that mobility of scientists between the EU and South Korea was “at far too low a level. There are only a handful of exchanges each year. It’s precisely in this area that I also see a lot of possibilities for cooperation with Korea, including the fields of green growth and of new technologies.” Both sides agreed to forge closer links on developing renewable energy technology, particularly on photovoltaics and wind power, and on nanotechnologies. The two entities agreed there would be cooperation on assessments of nanotechnology safety standards.
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