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Trinity signs agreement for overseas presence in Sejong City, South Korea

Posted on 22 January 2018

Administrator Wonjae Lee of the NAACC (left) and Provost Patrick Prendergast

Trinity College Dublin has signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Agency for Administrative City Construction (NAACC), the development organisation behind what will be the new administrative capital of South Korea, Sejong City.

Provost Patrick Prendergast signed the memorandum of agreement with Administrator Wonjae Lee of the NAACC in the presence of the Korean Ambassador to Ireland, Kang-il Hu on 14 December 2017. The visit to Trinity by the NAACC follows a previous agreement signing in Sejong City during a visit by the Provost in July 2016, and demonstrates the ongoing commitment by both parties to moving the project forward in 2018.

The partnership would see Trinity establish a campus within a new ‘Industry-Academic-Research’ cluster currently under construction in Sejong, with the aim of delivering degree programmes in biomedical and life sciences at master level. It is understood that this cluster will also house biomedical and biotechnology research businesses. The partnership with the South Korean Government reflects Trinity’s commitment to deeper engagement with South Korea, building on existing links and providing opportunities for increased collaborative research opportunities.

Photo caption: Administrator Wonjae Lee of the NAACC (left) and Provost Patrick Prendergast.