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Fostering High-End Human Resources: MSIT's Project for AI Semiconductor Graduate Schools

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The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has announced its new project for a graduate school of artificial intelligence semiconductors.

The project aims to support three graduate schools in 2023 with a budget of KRW 16.4 billion, for a total of KRW 42.5 billion in 2023.

The project will nurture advanced talents for master’s and doctoral programs in the AI semiconductor industry over the next six years.

The Ministry of Science and ICT hopes to support about 500 highly qualified talents specializing in world-class AI semiconductor design and AI and software by 2028.

The government will support universities through labor costs, research activity costs, infrastructure construction costs, training costs for industry-academia cooperation projects, global research and training costs, and more.

To be eligible for government support, universities must offer specialized curricula that can secure AI semiconductor design and software and artificial intelligence skills.

In addition, universities must attract excellent researchers, including systems software experts, and offer courses such as corporate-participation projects, internships with companies, and support for fabless student startups.

The government plans to strengthen industry-college collaboration by supporting joint research and training with world-class universities in AI semiconductors to develop highly qualified personnel with global capabilities.

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