Mitacs–Hanseo University agreement strengthens university research collaborations between South Korea and Canada

Partnership between Mitacs and Hanseo University in South Korea will bring interns to Canada

Vancouver, BC — Top university students from South Korea will participate in advanced research projects in Canada thanks to a new Mitacs and Hanseo University internship agreement signed today. The five-year agreement – a first between Mitacs and Hanseo University – will enhance research connections and higher collaboration between the two countries.

This agreement represents some of the first Mitacs Globalink Reseach Internship opportunities with South Korea.

Senior undergraduate students at Hanseo University will spend 12 weeks, between May to October, at Canadian academic institutions through the new five-year Globalink Research Internship agreement. Participants from South Korea will travel to Canada starting in 2023. The students will work on a research project in their area of interest at a Canadian institution, under the supervision of a professor.

Participants will also have opportunities to take part in professional training in areas such as project management and entrepreneurship; interact with companies of interest; and enjoy cultural, social, and recreational experiences in Canada.

More information about the Mitacs-Hanseo University Globalink Research Internship agreement can be found on the program’s page. Details about the application process will be released soon. If you have immediate questions, please reach out to

Dr. John Hepburn, CEO, Mitacs

“Mitacs’s partnership with Hanseo University is the kind of research collaboration that will help drive Canada’s post-pandemic economic recovery. International connections in research and innovation – including bringing top talent to Canada – play an important role in research discovery and economic growth. This partnership will yield benefits for both South Korea and Canada long after the duration of the internships themselves.”

About Hanseo University:
Hanseo University is a prestigious university specializing in aviation, art design, and health, fostering talented people who serve the community and the international community. Hanseo University operates the only university-owned airfield in South Korea and is the first university in South Korea with the Department of Aeronautics and Aeronautics and Convergence certified by Han’s International College of Aviation to produce hands-on trained highly qualified personnel.

About Mitacs:

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from the best academic institutions in the world.
  • Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon.