First Korean Workshop on Future Science and Technology

In August this year, during a visit to South Korea, Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Co-operation with the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). This was followed up recently by a 17-strong ETRI delegation visiting Oxford for the first ETRI-Oxford Workshop on Future Science and Technology.

The Workshop comprised presentations covering research of both ETRI and Oxford professors, with the aim of identifying possible collaboration areas. These included several presentations from Department of Engineering Science academics, including ones on wireless communications, meta materials, image recognition, materials for photovoltaics / electronics, and autonomous vehicles. The workshop was a great success and the ETRI is now developing a list of key research areas for collaboration.

ETRI

About the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

Established in 1976, ETRI is a non-profit government-funded research institute that has been at the forefront of technological excellence for more than 25 years. ETRI has successfully developed information technologies such as TDX-Exchange, High Density Semiconductor Microchips, Mini-Super Computer (TiCOM), Digital Mobile Telecommunication System (CDMA), and High Speed Data Transfer at 3 Gbit/s rate with 12 patents to its credit.

ETRI has about 3000 employees - about 2000 are researchers.