POSTECH to Raise Semiconductor Experts with Samsung Electronics
[POSTECH and Samsung Electronics sign an agreement on November 22 to raise 200 experts over five years beginning in 2023.]
[POSTECH will operate an undergraduate program with guaranteed employment at Samsung with an option to complete the graduate program.]
POSTECH plans to raise the next generation of semiconductor engineers through the newly established Department of Semiconductor Engineering in partnership with Samsung Electronics. Taking advantage of the excellent education and research infrastructure at POSTECH, the program will lead to employment at Samsung and an option to go onto graduate studies.
In an online ceremony held on November 22, 2021, POSTECH and Samsung Electronics signed an agreement to raise semiconductor engineers together. President Moo Hwan Kim of POSTECH and President and General Manager Siyoung Choi the Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics attended the ceremony as signees. According to the agreement, the two institutions will operate the semiconductor program beginning with the incoming freshmen of the 2023 academic year.
POSTECH plans to recruit 40 students each year for a total of 200 students from 2023 to 2027. After completing POSTECH’s core curriculum, these students will complete the program of the Department of Semiconductor Engineering to become semiconductor professionals in the areas of design, materials, processing, devices, and software. These students will receive tuition and additional scholarships, and participate in overseas conferences among other educational programs to grow into global talent.
The student selected for the program will be equipped as an engineering talent with basic and applied knowledge in all semiconductor areas, a leader who can identify the latest semiconductor technology trends and analyze the market, and a well-rounded expert with values, great communication skills, leadership and management mindset.
POSTECH has been operating a graduate program in semiconductor engineering with Samsung Electronics called PSEP (POSTECH-SAMSUNG Semiconductor Education Program) since 2018 to nurture future leaders in the field.
“POSTECH, with its strength in excellent education and innovative research, wishes to cultivate the best talent in the semiconductor field through this cooperation with Samsung Electronics, a leader in the field,” explained President Kim in his congratulatory remarks. “POSTECH graduates from this program will lead the semiconductor industry and contribute to the development of the industry and the nation.”