News Dongseo University Selected as Software-Centered University

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2019-10-07 09:28

On September 27, Dongseo University was selected as a software-centered university by the Ministry of Science and ICT. The software-centered university project is aimed at establishing a software core talent training system by strengthening professional education with field-centered problem-solving ability. Dongseo University is scheduled to receive 10.3 billion won in government funding over the next six years for the development of a project called “Cultural Contents AI-Software Convergence Talent Development for Society and Industry.”

Dongseo University is innovating its educational system to lead in the fields of AI and software by establishing its College of Software Convergence (integrating the divisions of Computer Engineering and Digital Contents); establishing an AI Deep Track (AI Engineering and Big Data); expanding the entrance quota of the software-centered division by 16 percent (from 225 students to 260 students); and establishing software special admissions (24 students). The university aims to graduate more than 123 AI experts annually through the AI 123+ Course (one AI company on the job training, two AI projects, and the AI 3+ core subjects). Starting next year, DSU freshmen will be able to register in AI double majors in six specialized software-related majors, such as AI contents, AI design engineering and AI health care.

Software Convergence College Professor Moon Mi-Kyeong said, “With this project, Dongseo University will become a leading university in cutting-edge technology by fostering cultural contents AI and software convergence talents to reflect the characteristics of the cultural contents industry in Busan in the fourth industrial era.”

The government funding for this project will be used to cover the costs of building an AI and software education infrastructure, adding convergence student scholarships, software special admission scholarships, overseas education and internship activities, education for local residents (including elementary and junior high school students), and joint software industry-university research and development projects with promising local companies.

DSU President Jekuk Chang said, “Our university was selected for all of the core projects hosted by the government, including the software-centered college project, the ACE project, and LINC+ projects. We will become a university that stands at the forefront of cultivating talented people who lead the fourth industrial era.”