Denmark – The Republic of Korea

Denmark and The Republic of Korea is cooperating on research, innovation and higher education, which create new possibilities for Danish researchers and students, and their Korean partners.

15 May 2012 the Danish Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education (FIVU) signed a bilateral cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST). The agreement is part of the overall Danish-Korean strategic partnership Green Growth Alliance. The agreement is paving the way for student exchanges, joint research project, funds for visiting scientists, scientific workshops and conferences in the two countries.

A strong partner for Denmark

The Republic of Korea is a strong partner for Denmark because the country is a recognised global actor in a vast number of fields. The country achieved ambitious goals within science and innovation where 5 percent of GDP is now spend on R&D especially within areas, where Denmark is also a strong player – for example sustainable energy. This creates good possibilities for synergy between Danish and Korean public authorities, research institutions and companies.

Concrete possibilities

As a result of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding a number of possibilities has been opened for Danish and Korean students, researchers, companies and research institutions.

International Network Programme

Contributes to workshops, conferences and visiting scientist grants to Danish researchers that wish to cooperation with Korean partners.

The Danish Council for Strategic Research

The Danish Council for Strategic Research has signed a cooperation agreement with Green Technology Center – Korea to publish joint calls from 2013.


In collaboration between the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)) the Agency is providing funds for joint research and development projects for SME’s with KIAT.

last modified Aug 15, 2019