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Siemens Korea Digital Industries Signs MOU with Changwon National University for Cooperation in Raising Future Professionals for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea (Seventh from the right), and HoYoung Lee, President of Changwon National University (Seventh from the left), pose for a photo with officials from both institutions after signing an MOU to jointly foster future professionals for the 4th industrial revolution at Changwon National University in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, on May 27, 2021.

Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea, HoYoung Lee, President of Changwon National University, and officials from both parties attended the ceremony held in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do. According to the agreement, the two parties will closely cooperate in sharing knowledge, workforce and materials; supporting on-site practical training to cultivate skilled human resources; cooperating in R&D and curriculum development; and exchanging information to create job opportunities.
With its engineering excellence, innovation and internationality Siemens Digital Industries is a global leader in the fields of industrial automation and digitalization. The company provides integrated solutions for product design and simulation, product planning, engineering, manufacturing operation and maintenance for a smart manufacturing environment in Industry 4.0. Under this agreement, Digital Industries at Siemens Korea intends to effectively provide the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution and contribute to fostering field-oriented professionals.
Changwon National University’s Industry-University Cooperation Foundation focuses on supporting collaborations among researchers, industry, and universities. The foundation also takes the lead in driving the local economy and upgrading the Changwon National Industrial Complex, the mecca of the Korean machinery industry. 
“As a leader in digitalization, Siemens will introduce our Digital Enterprise solutions and offer on-site practical training to students, helping them to be perfectly qualified for the area of 4th industrial revolution,” said Thomas Schmid, Head of Digital Industries at Siemens Korea. He added, “We hope that the agreement, which is intended to strengthen the talent pool of the southern region, will serve as a foundation for further industry-academic cooperation activities.”
HoYoung Lee, President of Changwon National University, said, “Changwon National University expects that this MOU will be an opportunity for Changwon University’s students to grow up as competitive professionals for digitalization era.” He added, “In particular, we have a high expectation in fostering experts in the fields of automation and digitalization in manufacturing with exchange of practical cooperation.”

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