Samsung to launch Innovation Campus in Da Nang

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 12:57

A signing ceremony of an MoU on the establishment of Samsung Innovation Campus at Da Nang's Duy Tan University. Samsung will begin educational programmes and training courses for lecturers and students at the university in 2023-24. — Photo courtesy of Duy Tan University

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will begin educational programmes and training courses for lecturers and students at the central city’s Duy Tan private university in 2023-24 following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) signed on Tuesday.

The MoU, which was signed by Samsung Viet Nam, Duy Tan University and Junior Achievement Viet Nam, will provide an educational programme on Big Data for 25 students at the university before expanding courses in Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Coding and Programming in the 2023-24 curriculum.

Samsung will provide electronic equipment and labs to implement the SIC at the university and central Viet Nam.

Students of the University will have a chance to practise at Samsung R&D Centre after completion of SIC training courses and join regular scientific conferences, innovation tech challenges and technology sharing events.

President of Samsung Viet Nam Complex, Choi Joo Ho, said: "Technology talent development plays a key role in helping countries promote rapid growth. The expansion of SIC throughout Viet Nam is an endeavour of Samsung in creating opportunities for education and key technology applications for young Vietnamese generations in the future.”

“Samsung will strongly commit to supporting and following young people on the way to becoming technology talents and leading the 4th Industrial Revolution of Viet Nam to success in the future.”

Samsung’s SIC – a global information technology and communications educational programme for ages 14-24 – has involved 6,000 lecturers and students in Viet Nam since its debut in 2019.

Duy Tan University, the first and largest private university in the central region, has educated more than 100,000 students and post-graduate learners to supply high-quality human resources in economics, technology, foreign language, medicine and health, hospitality and international education for the central and Central Highlands regions since 1994.

In a meeting with the General Director of Samsung Viet Nam last year, the central city of Da Nang’s Party Secretary Nguyen Van Quang promised to offer the most favourable conditions for Samsung to expand cooperation and investment in the city and central Viet Nam.

Local telecommunication developer Viettel, in cooperation with Samsung Viet Nam, launched a pilot 5G network project in Da Nang in 2021 – a base for building Da Nang into a ‘smart’ city by 2025.

Da Nang has been calling for investment in information and communications technology (ICT) from South Korea – one of the top five foreign investors in the city – with 233 projects worth US$378 million. — VNS

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