Definition of Collaboration
When negotiating about collaboration, many people first think about funding. Some are afraid to be asked for funding, and some expect it to collaborate. In general, we are interested in academic/scientific collaboration without financial burden. The purpose of collaboration is to share potentials that each party has to satisfy the needs of the other party. Each party has its own funding for its current projects. In other words, we do not see collaboration as a separate project, which should be funded separately; instead, collaborations should empower current plans.
Projects can be funded, but we do not have funding specifically for a collaboration, and do not expect it from our prospective partner. What we have and what we expect is sharing potentials for mutual benefits.
An overview of the JU potentials and needs can be founded HERE
For example, one of our current problem is the lack of customer support for the maintenance of advanced research facilities. In Department of Materials Science & Engineering, we have followed some new models to satisfy this need, but we appreciate collaboration in this regard. We hire technicians, it is not actually a full-time job in all fields. Thus, we appreciate temporary visiting technicians to maintain the facilities one a while.
On the other hand, we have rare opportunities for clinical tests, as medical research cannot normally conduct in the US and EU.