Busan, Korea – 20 January 2017- On Thursday, January 19, 2017, representatives of Busan International Foreign School (BIFS)  and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further educational cooperation between the two institutions. In exchange for a  tuition reduction for the children of UNIST professors and researchers  studying at BIFS, UNIST has agreed to host BIFS field trips, give guest lectures at BIFS, hold Saturday Science Camps, and share cultural, scientific and service  activities.  Head of School Kevin Baker signed for BIFS. Dean of Public Relations Franklin Bien and Director of the International Center Youngshin Kwak signed for UNIST.

BIFS (formerly the International School of Busan) is Busan’s leading  K-12 international school. Since its founding in 1983 with seven pupils BIFS has grown to a school of 400 students from over 40  countries. Formerly located on Dalmaji-gil, and currently at its new campus in Gijang-nari, BIFS is an International Baccalaureate Continuum School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs.  In addition to a rigorous academic education, participation in service projects is a requirement of the IB diploma, coveted for its status as a gateway to prestigious universities around the world. Says BIFS head of school Kevin Baker, “We are thrilled to partner with one of Korea’s leading and innovative science and research universities. We look forward to the activities that will jointly benefit  both of our student bodies and further the educational excellence of both institutions“

UNIST is one of Korea’s premier science universities. Since its founding in 2009 it has become one of the world’s leading science universities. UNIST offers English medium undergraduate and graduate degrees in six different Engineering specialties, Life Science, Natural Science and Business Administration as well as specialty areas like Disaster Engineering, Convergence of Science and Arts and Technology Innovation Management.