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Korea University is selected as a training institution for the “...
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  • Date : 2017-11-07

Korea University is selected as a training institution for the “HRD project for the fourth industrial revolution”





Korea University has been selected as a private training institution to participate in the HRD Project for the Fourth Industrial Revolution organized by the Ministry of Employment and Labor.


The Ministry of Employment and Labor recently announced 12 universities, including Korea University, Seoul National University, and Chungnam National University, as additional training institutions participating in the project in order to develop human resources leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These institutions will offer 19 training courses in seven fields, including Internet of Things (IoT), big data, smart manufacturing, information security, bio fintech, and realistic content. With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is a growing need to train human resources in new industries and new technologies. The Ministry of Employment and Labor has also expanded the project to develop a talent pool of experts in IoT, big data, and other new technological fields.


Korea University was selected as a private training institution by the Ministry because it proposed an excellent curriculum that meets the needs of an advancing society by integrating convergence research, educational content, and technical training programs on the latest software of global partner companies—a curriculum that is appropriate for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. From December 2017 to August 2018, the Ministry of Employment and Labor will provide Korea University with a fund of $520 million, so that it can offer 25 unemployed young people, who will be selected through an application process, an advanced training program on smart manufacturing.


Korea University’s Center for Teaching and Learning named the training program “KU-AI 4.0” (The KU Academy of Industry 4.0) and will open and operate a course related to smart manufacturing titled a “Smart Factory Developer Course for Predictive Maintenance and Production Monitoring.”


This advanced course aims to cultivate experts with the key process capabilities required for implementing smart factory solutions, the skills to build mutual communication systems between production equipment and products through IoT, and the abilities to apply differentiated business processes.


A team of highly-respected lecturers from software companies that lead Industry 4.0, including SAP and FESTO, will teach the 1,280-hour intensive course using cutting-edge equipment and advanced training content. This course will focus on helping the students develop complex problem-solving skills and practical skills, which meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, based on professional knowledge that covers the theories and practice of smart manufacturing.


KU-AI 4.0 will implement a future-oriented education model, which can help young talent create new knowledge through various projects and training so they can integrate theories and practice related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In addition, its partnership with local companies will offer the students on-site training, opportunities to participate in real projects, and mentoring—support that will help them better compete in today’s ever-changing job market.


This program will be delivered from December 15th, 2017 to August 17th, 2018. A briefing session on the program will be held on November 6th, 2017 at 5 p.m. in Room #605 of Woodang Hall.

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