Samsung introduces VND8.5 billion talent programme 2017

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 14:00

Students received scholarships from the Samsung Talent Programme 2017. — Photo courtesy of Samsung

Samsung Viet Nam officially introduced Samsung Talent Programme 2017, (STP) on a larger scale and with a higher value of VND8.5 billion (US$379,000) compared with the previous years.

For the first time, 9 universities and academies in the north have participated in STP, namely Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, University of Engineering and Technology (Viet Nam National University) and Ha Noi University of Industry, as well as University of Transport and Communications, University of Information and Communication Technology, Thai Nguyen University, Military Technical Academy, Academy of Cryptography Techniques of Viet Nam and Thuy Loi University.

Samsung officially launched STP in 2012 with one university. In 2014, three universities received support from STP, and in 2017, the number of STP participants has increase to nine universities. Within five years, with the support of Vietnamese students and lecturers, STP has become a valuable supporter for the development of IT and Electronics-Telecommunications (ET) human resources in Viet Nam.

The programme includes a series of activities targeted at significantly contributing to the development of Viet Nam’s IT human resources, such as awarding STP scholarship, supporting algorithm application course and Samsung Mobile Lab, organising "Business Internship" programme for upcoming graduates, funding research projects and holding contests on programming and software.

Samsung Viet Nam is currently working with nine universities to launch seminars introducing the programme to disseminate information and attract brilliant students. These workshops will take place from March 21 to April 3 with the participation of thousands of students and lecturers.

The programme is offering 360 scholarships with total value of VND10 billion for outstanding students and 10 Samsung Labs for nine universities. It is also sponsoring Java, Android, Tizen, Algorithm Application and Korean courses for over 3,400 students and research projects worth more than VND5 billion, so far.

With the desire to always accompany the young generation, and especially guide students, Samsung has implemented many programmes contributing to promoting knowledge and career orientation, such as programming contest “Samsung Challenge Contest” in 2016 which attracted 1,300 students to register, “Samsung Talkshow” 2015 at four universities with the participation of over 2,000 students, and organising visits to Samsung factories – called “Samsung Discovery” -- for 12 universities and 1,000 students. — VNS

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