A science scholarship program set up to honour Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and his partner Adrienne is helping forge a strong relationship between the Republic of Korea and The University of Western Australia.
The Barry Marshall Daejeon Scholarships and Adrienne Marshall English Language Scholarships are awarded to outstanding science students from the Republic of Korea.
There are currently six students receiving full international tuition fees for an undergraduate science degree and English language preparation at UWA. Their airfares to Western Australia have been provided by one of UWA's strongest supporters, Rio Tinto.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the University boasted a proud scientific tradition enriched by scientific imagination.
"We are committed to engaging with scientific research and teaching at the highest level, and that means producing science graduates who can meet global challenges," Professor Robson said.
The scholarship program is among several important partnerships between UWA and the Republic of Korea, including agreements with the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Korea University, and Seoul National University.
UWA's Business School also has an Australia Korea Internship Program enabling students to spend two months in Seoul working for a multinational or national Korean company. The program is funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Professor Marshall and his colleague Emeritus Professor Robin Warren won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2005 for helping to revolutionise understanding and treatment of stomach ulcers.