Oracle Academy highlighted as an example of educational cooperation programs

December 8, 2021 | 3 minute read
Damian Haas
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC
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On December 3, 2021, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Graduate School Symposium was held in Seoul, Korea. Oracle Academy, invited to the event to serve as the best example of educational cooperation programs, shared achievements with Inha University, an active Oracle Academy member institution, and introduced Oracle Academy programs and achievements in collaboration with other member institutions. The symposium attendees hailed from 17 invited companies and 14 AI graduate schools.

This event was hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, to share the operational results of AI graduate schools and discuss the direction of future developments. It was sponsored by the AI Graduate School Council, AI Innovation Hub, and Institute of Information and Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP). The symposium, with the theme of “Artificial Intelligence Graduate School with Korea’s Digital New Deal,” consisted of a keynote speech, panel discussions, cases of cooperation in AI graduate school programs, presentations of excellent results, and performance exhibitions.

The keynote speaker, Shimon Ullman, an overseas scholar in the field of artificial intelligence and director of AI Center in Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, presented ‘Human-like scene interpretation by a brain inspired model.’ In the panel discussion, industry and academic experts discussed ‘industrial-academic cooperation and entrepreneurship for the artificial intelligence ecosystem,’ such as cooperative plans to disseminate the research results of each university to industry, and revitalization of startups.

In addition, the symposium recognized outstanding achievements of the artificial intelligence graduate programs such as major research achievements, industry-university cooperation, and educational training.

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Prof. Inkyu Park, head of the AI Convergence Research Center at Inha University, presented in the session on industry-university cooperation. He noted that one of the outstanding achievements of the AI graduate school program was “the fruitful research of graduate schools that has resulted from educational and technical cooperation with partner institutions. We’ve been able to develop ourselves as educational institutions recognized by the government, technology companies, educators and students across the country.” In addition, he said, “I hope continuous cooperation with Oracle Academy will encourage students to be trained with Oracle’s AI technology and Oracle Academy educational resources, and that talent will be recognized for their contributions not only in Korea but also abroad.” He introduced the adoption of Oracle Academy Cloud Program for classroom use as the best outcome of Inha University.

Through a stand-alone booth at the site, Oracle Academy staff had the opportunity to explain the program’s mission as a philanthropic educational program to non-member institutions and participating companies, and introduced the global activities and membership benefits. Participating educators and key education leaders listened with interest and expressed their intention to participate.

The government has operated the artificial intelligence graduate program since 2019 to nurture world-class AI talents, and currently has 10 AI graduate schools: Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, KAIST, Postech, GIST, Yonsei University, UNIST, Hanyang University, Seoul National University, and Chung-Ang University, plus four AI Convergence Research Centers: Pusan National University, Inha University, Chungnam National University, and Hanyang University ERICA. Six of these are Oracle Academy member institutions.

We were pleased to participate in this important symposium and spread the word about Oracle Academy resources for teaching and learning computing.

Damian Haas

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC

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