Samsung SDS and Sungkyunkwan University Signs Industry-Academia Agreement for Digital Transformation

Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS, and Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University attended the signing ceremony at Samsung SDS headquarters on July 17.Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS, and Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University attended the signing ceremony at Samsung SDS headquarters on July 17.

+ To cultivate new AI talents and promote joint research in new digital technologies
+ Plans to enhance University administration through Samsung SDS’s AI platform
+ To employ Samsung SDS’s Pro Data Scientist (ProDS) certification in data scientist training program
+ Joint research and cooperation in progress with other universities including Korea University and KAIST, and plans to expand continuously


Samsung SDS signed industry-academia partnership agreement with Sungkyunkwan University, a national university in Korea with 622 years of history, to promote university’s digital transformation. Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS, and Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University attended the signing ceremony at Samsung SDS headquarters on July 17.

Under the agreement, Samsung SDS and Sungkyunkwan University will cooperate in following items: cultivate new AI talents; promote joint research in new digital technologies; enhance university administration through Samsung SDS’s AI platform; and apply Samsung SDS’s Pro Data Scientist (ProDS) certification in data scientist training program.

First, the two parties will develop training program for new AI talents and conduct joint research to secure advanced technologies such as cloud.

Sungkyunkwan University plans to improve its administration through Samsung SDS’s Brightics AI platform that is based on big data analysis, and solutions such as Brity RPA, business automation solution, and SDS Cloud.

Moreover, Sungkyunkwan University will introduce ProDS, Samsung SDS’s data scientist training and qualification program, as the official university certification to proactively cultivate data scientists.

Pro DS is a private qualification program for training data scientists jointly operated by Samsung SDS and its subsidiary, Multicampus, and the program was officially certified by Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) last May.

Meanwhile, Samsung SDS has been hosting Brightics Academy, an industry-academia cooperation program, with Sunkyunkwan University from 2018 to support various lectures and research on data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and data modeling.

Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University, said, “We will combine excellent research capabilities of our university with Samsung SDS’s advanced digital technologies to innovate university’s education, research, and administration to develop into a university that will globally lead AI.”

“Samsung SDS will utilize our core technologies and platform capabilities to contribute to Sunkyunkwan University’s digital transformation,” said Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS. “We will work together to cultivate new talents who will lead the digital economy.”

Samsung SDS is actively leading industry-academia cooperation with many universities including Korea University and KAIST on joint researches for new technologies. The company plans to continuously expand technical cooperation with the universities.

Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS, and Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University attended the signing ceremony at Samsung SDS headquarters on July 17.
Dr. WP Hong, President and CEO of Samsung SDS, and Dong Ryeol Shin, President of Sungkyunkwan University attended the signing ceremony at Samsung SDS headquarters on July 17.
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