KU was selected as a participating organization in the 2020 High-Quality Human Resources Training Project for Smart Manufacturing implemented by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation on May 15th.
This project aims to create a foundation for fostering high-quality human resources in smart industrial complexes by establishing an innovative educational environment and developing industrial, academic, and research courses. Plus, it intends to foster core human resources for manufacturing innovation and to expand related jobs.
Through the final agreement, KU will be able to progress through the first year of the project until December. Park Tae-Hyun, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received about 1.5 billion won as the project manager to run the Smart Manufacturing Support Project Group. In addition, to break away from the existing traditional engineering education methodologies and lead the new business structure according to the fourth industrial revolution, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will establish a major of Smart Mechanical Convergence and invest intensively in students from an elite class to cultivate competitive talent. Moreover, there are plans to select 30 outstanding students from the Junior level of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to help strengthen students' capabilities by operating the academic and master's linkage courses and carrying out practical projects.