Contract will see the university partner with South Korean technology firms
The University of Strathclyde has been chosen to partner in research projects with South Korean technology companies.
Strathclyde has been chosen as the exclusive European partner to South Korea's global research and commercialisation programme, which is funded by the country's Ministry of Knowledge and Economics (MKE).
The Glasgow-based university was selected from a shortlist of six European higher education institutions, which had all tendered through a competitive process.
Scottish Development International lent its support to Strathclyde in its bid to secure the contract, which will now see the university work on projects across a range of technology areas in electronics, software and bio and medical devices.
SDI chief executive Anne MacColl said: “This partnership very much endorses Scotland as an academic and industry partner of choice.
“This is especially true given that the endorsement is from the Korean government that chose a Scottish university over any other in Europe in its search for an institution with a strong track record of success in commercial innovation and industry-driven research capability.
“We know that research and commercialisation are key drivers of growth, and by collaborating with other countries we can further enhance our reputation on the global stage as a knowledge-led economy.”