IIT Mandi, Embassy of Korea to collaborate on academic, research programmes

IIT Mandi will sign an agreement with Yonsei University College of Medicine and collaborate with Korean universities.

IIT Mandi, Embassy of Korea to collaborate on academic, research programmes IKCRI visit to Mandi (Source: Official press release)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jun 24, 2022 - 2:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and Embassy of Korea are exploring collaboration on academic, research programmes. Y J Park, Director, Indo-Korean Center for Research and Innovation (IKCRI), New Delhi, and Hyo Hee Lee, the Science and Technology attaché at the embassy of the Republic of Korea, recently visited IIT Mandi. This 2-day trip includes discussions on potential collaborations between IIT Mandi and the Korean Universities that can contribute to the Institute’s vision of serving the stakeholders of both communities via technological interventions and research.

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During their campus tour, Park and Lee visited multiple state-of-the-art labs including MANAS Lab, ACS Lab and Advanced Materials Research Centre, BioX Centre, Centre for Design and Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4DFED), and IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation (iHub) and interacted with the students and researchers at the respective facilities.

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While meeting the IIT Mandi’s director, Professor Laxmidhar Behera, Park, and Lee discussed the Korean Ambassador’s visit to India, to participate in the Institute’s colloquium as well as to sign an agreement between IIT Mandi and Yonsei University College of Medicine.

Expressing his gratitude towards the Institute’s guests, Professor Behera said, "It is a pleasure to connect with the IKCRI through this visit of Dr YJ Park and Hyo Hee Lee. IIT Mandi shares a common vision to encourage scientific institutions, the academic community, and young experts to cooperate through joint coordinated efforts in innovative work to foster advancements for advantageous turn of events.''

Speaking about his visit to IIT Mandi, Park said, “...It was great to have the experience and observe the research projects such as landslide alarm systems, cognitive research in artificial intelligence, VR methodology, etc. After visiting the IIT Mandi campus it seems that together we can do much more to achieve our common goal with a high level of efficacy."

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