Samsung SDS will be helping South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University complete its digital transformation. The two parties finalized their partnership during a signing ceremony at Samsung headquarters on July 17.
Sungkyunkwan is planning to deploy several Samsung SDS solutions as part of its transformation. Most notably, the school will update its current administrative practices with Samsung’s Brightics AI platform. Brightics comes with powerful data analytic capabilities and SDS Cloud utility, and will be used to automate some of the University’s business procedures.
The school will then implement Samsung’s ProDS data scientist training and qualification program, which is essentially a private certification program for data scientists. The program is run by Samsung SDS and its Multicampus subsidiary, and is itself certified by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) as of last May.
Samsung also stands to benefit from the arrangement. The two parties will participate in joint research projects that will lead to the creation of new digital technologies, and the collaboration itself is expected to foster the abilities of skilled AI developers.
“We will combine the excellent research capabilities of our university with Samsung SDS’ advanced digital technologies to develop into a university that will globally lead AI,” said Sungkyunkwan University President Dong Ryeol Shin.
“We will work together to cultivate new talents who will lead the digital economy,” added Samsung SDS President and CEO WP Hong.
Samsung has already formed similar research partnerships with Korea University and KAIST, and indicated that it will continue to pursue such industrial-academic arrangements in its efforts to cultivate new technologies.
The company’s Enterprise Mobility Management solution received National Information Assurance Partnership certification back in March. Before that, Samsung teamed up with PwC Consulting to encourage businesses to automate certain applications with the company’s Brity Works platform. Brity RPA is included in the Brightics AI suite.