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University goes global with plan to build campus in South Korea

The campus in the south-eastern city of Changwon will focus on the oil and gas industry.

University of Aberdeen to open first international campus in South Korea. Delegates on trip to Korea in 2015. Unlimited use photo from university on May 12 2015
University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen plans bring Scottish oil and gas expertise to South Korea.

The university intends to build a campus focusing on energy industry-related degrees in the city of Changwon.

The venture, which is backed by the Korean government, is expected to open in 2016.

Seth Kunin, vice-principal for internationalisation at the University of Aberdeen, said: “This agreement is a significant milestone in the long history of the University of Aberdeen, and we are all excited by the prospect of establishing our first overseas campus in South Korea.

“As part of its economic strategy the South Korean Government is keen to develop its offshore industry, and it is a testament to the academic expertise that exists here that we were chosen as a partner in this project.

“The new campus will export our world-class educational offering to a new market in East Asia, but it will also open up huge opportunities in research thanks to the impressive facilities located there.

“Not only this, but the campus will provide our students with opportunities to develop their international experience, and is a major step forward in the internationalisation of our activities and in raising the University’s profile in a key region of the world.”

The university says the scheme will help students build international experience and share Scotland's knowledge of the energy industry.

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