SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is widening investment for the future of the semiconductor industry by joining hands with universities to train experts and professionals.
The global tech giant signed an agreement with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s top science university, on Thursday to build a semiconductor system engineering department that requires students to work at the company after graduation.
In the next two years, Samsung will be selecting 50 freshmen students at KAIST annually, who will be admitted to the new department during sophomore year.
From 2023 to 2026, Samsung plans to select around 100 students every year.
Samsung has also teamed up with the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) to educate future semiconductor experts.
They agreed to open up a similar, employment-guaranteed semiconductor department at the university in 2023.
POSTECH will be admitting 40 students into the department each year until 2027.
All students enrolled in the new programs at the two universities will be entitled to a scholarship, learning about semiconductors through a dedicated curriculum.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)