On June 25, UNIST celebrated the students who have completed the first term of its AI Novatus Academia certification program and recognized their achievements throughout their journey at UNIST.
A total of 36 trainees were presented with certificates of course completion at the ceremony, which took place at the AI Innovation Park of UNIST. The ceremony consisted of a presentation of course certificates, followed by final reports on the PBL (Project-based Learning).
Organized by UNIST AI Innovation Park, the AI Novatus Academia is an intensive program, specifically designed for industrial engineers who are interested in pursuing a certificate program. Started in February 2021, the program has been taught by faculty members, affiliated with the AI Graduate School and the Department of Industrial Engineering at UNIST, over the past five months.
This is a short-term intensive course, which integrated academic theory with hands-on learning. Upon completion of theoretical training, the trainees had the opportunity to practice the real-life projects, utilizing on-site data. Eleven projects were selected and topics were tailored to meet the needs of various industrial sites, which includes Automobile parts, Marine shipbuilding, Petrochemistry, Biohealth, Food, and Construction.
Out of the 11 projects carried out, those three with high expectations will be carried out as joint research projects with UNIST in the near future. These three innovative projects will be given funding of up to KRW 100 million from the government.
Meanwhile, the AI Innovation Park is recruiting new participants for the AI Novatus Academy for its second term, beginning in July 2021. The new term begins in August and ends in December 2021.
The AI Innovation Park was launched in January 2021, with the aim of building a regional innovation ecosystem in the southeastern region, including Ulsan. This year, an additional KRW 3.5 billion by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and Ulsan Metropolitan City, has been allocated to this project.