On 18 August 2014, the Faculty of Science, UBD was visited by Professor Yowhan Son and Professor Woo Kyun Lee from Korea University to discuss the formulation of a dual-degree programme with UBD. The proposed dual degree programme in graduate studies at Masters and PhD levels, will be developed between the Faculty of Science, UBD and the College of Biotechnology, Korea University.
Under the proposed dual degree programme, FOS graduate students specialising in biodiversity and environment studies in the Environmental and Life Sciences Programme and graduate students specialising in Environmental Chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Programme can opt to conduct their research components in Korea University. Reciprocally, graduate students from Korea University's Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering would be able to visit UBD to conduct their field research studies.
The proposed dual degree programme marks the first graduate dual degree programme that UBD has embarked on with a partner University. Korea University continues to maintain strong links with UBD through the iCUBE Initiative.