Research partnerships have been established with Universities and Institutes that have internationally recognised and complementary expertise in Computer Security and Cryptography respectively.  These include:


University of Bristol


The University of Bristol’s mission is 'to pursue and share knowledge and understanding, both for their own sake and to help individuals and society fulfil their potential'. This is underpinned by a vision where the University of Bristol is an international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise, whose excellence is acknowledged locally, nationally and globally. 

ETRI Korea


Since 1976, ETRI, Korea’s largest government-funded research institute, has played a central role in establishing Korea as one of the world’s most advanced countries as regards information and communications.

ETRI has produced some of the most significant developments for Korea’s technological advancement. ETRI developed the Electronic Telephone Switch (TDX) which paved the way for Korea’s “one-phone, one-household era”. It was ETRI which developed the 4M/16M/64M DRAM that revolutionized memory semiconductors. Commercialization of the Digital Mobile Telecommunications System (CDMA) laid the foundation for Korea's emergence as a mobile phone powerhouse. Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (terrestrial DMB) technology significantly helped to institutionalize the "TV in my hand" culture. In addition, ETRI developed WiBro technology for mobile Internet use and NoLA technology as part of the 4th-generation mobile data transfer system.

Royal Holloway


Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group is one of the largest academic security groups in the world. The group conducts internationally-leading research in all areas of information security, including: the design and evaluation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, where it contributes actively to the international standardisation process; smart cards; electronic commerce; security management; mobile telecommunications security; and the integration of security techniques into specific applications 



UCL is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world, with an emphasis on innovative teaching and research excellence (it got its 21st Nobel prize in 2009). At least 50% of staff were ranked as of world-leading quality or internationally excellent in the 2008 research assessment exercise. UCL has expertise in a broad range of disciplines, and places an emphasis on crossing traditional subject boundaries to provide teaching, skills and solutions relevant to today's global issues.