Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s ‘Support project for fostering creative convergence engineering human resources’
To foster engineers with national funding of a total of 1.2 billion won for four years until February 2022
Foster engineers who will lead the 4th industrial revolution in ICT, smart vehicles and IoT convergence
[March 29, 2018]
<‘2017 International Capstone Design Project Camp’ hosted by the YU Engineering Education Innovation Center>
YU (President Sur Gil-soo) was selected for the ‘Engineering Education Innovation Center’ (formerly Engineering Education Innovation Hub Center’ for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s support project for fostering creative convergence engineering human resources’.
By being selected for this project, YU will receive a total of 1.2 billion won in national funding for four years – 300 million won per year – from this year until February 2022 to focus on fostering engineers. A total of six universities were selected such as YU, Korea University, Pusan National University, Seoul National Institute of Science and Technology, Sungkyunkwan University and Chonbuk National University. YU has been pursuing the Engineering Education Innovation Center project that began in 2012 for the sixth year, and with this selection, it will pursue this project for a total of 10 straight years.
<YU took the grand prize in the University of the Year Award held at the ‘2016 Engineering Education Festival’>
YU Engineering Education Innovation Center Director Song Dong-joo (Professor of Mechanical Engineering) explained, “A systematic engineer fostering system is needed to improve innovative and creative problem-solving skills in order to empower engineering students, and our center will be in charge of this.” He added, “YU is planning to foster engineering students who will lead the 4th industrial revolution by developing and operating educational programs according to the needs of the core industries of the future.”
The YU Engineering Education Innovation Center is planning to operate educational courses and industry-academic cooperation education specialized for the new industries of the future such as ICT (information communication technology), smart cars and IoT (Internet of Things) convergence, while pursuing holding various contests, international Capstone design project camps, engineering festivals, etc. to meet the demands of businesses.
Meanwhile, the MOTIE is pursuing the ‘creative convergence engineer fostering support project’ to foster creative engineers to meet the demands of industries and improve the global competitiveness of engineering education. As part of this, the Engineering Education Innovation Center project is joined by universities in different regions centering on the regional hub university. A total of 18 universities (as of Feb 2018) in the Gangwon, Chungcheong, and Gyeongsang regions will participate in the YU Engineering Education Innovation Center, which is the highest number of colleges in the nation, and it is playing a centrifugal role for domestic engineering education.