Aberdeen to open engineering campus in South Korea

The University of Aberdeen is to become the first UK higher education institution to open a campus in South Korea. The new facility in the Hadong District, in the Gwangyang […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The University of Aberdeen is to become the first UK higher education institution to open a campus in South Korea.

The new facility in the Hadong District, in the Gwangyang Free Economic Zone, will specialise in teaching engineering courses related to the offshore oil and gas industry.

It will also provide students in Aberdeen with the opportunity to develop their international experience and build links with students in East Asia.

The university has signed an agreement to secure funding from South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Vice-Principal Seth Kunin said: “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.”