Establishing a Memorandum of Understanding with Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)

Impact: 09: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 17: Partnerships for Goals (UN SDG)

Description of impact

The University of Northampton and Sungkyunkwan University have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in academic exchanges, joint programme development and student exchange.

This includes:

A) an exchange of teaching and research personnel;
B) an exchange of students. Specifically postgraduate researchers:

i.Masters students (mainly in their final semesters/terms);
ii.PhD researchers seeking collaborative research opportunities and work experience in both institutions.

C) the exchange of research activities, including:

i. Joint research projects, especially focused on social entrepreneurship and social innovation;
ii. joint research funding bids to academic, government and NGO funders;
iii. creation of PhD studentships;
iv. support for research elements in Masters programmes;
v. hosting of joint conferences and/or attendance at each institution’s research events

D) exploration of collaboration at course level, for example articulation arrangements, specifically:

i. examination of Masters and PhD theses;
ii. external examiner roles for academic staff on relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses

E) Support with business development activities, especially around social entrepreneurship/social enterprise. Notably:

i.Mentoring, knowledge exchange, business support, and other business activities.

F) Any other activity of mutual interest

Stakeholders/Beneficiaries

Sungkyunkwan University staff/students
University of Northampton staff/students

How have research outputs led to this impact?

Research outputs in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University to underpin the above are ongoing
Impact statusOngoing
Impact date1 May 2020 → 30 Apr 2023
Category of impact09: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 17: Partnerships for Goals (UN SDG)
Impact levelEarly stage Impact