On 14th February, 2017, the AGH University of Science and Technology and Samsung Electronics signed a collaboration agreement. In this way, AGH UST gains a new partner for research projects combining the university activities with the needs of industry.
The agreement with one of the largest electronic companies in the world will bring benefits, inter alia, to the students of the IT-related fields of study. Its aim is to undertake joint research and development initiatives, as well as to carry out shared educational projects. In the first place, the signed agreement assumes a possibility of co-financing degree and doctoral dissertations. It will also enable the exchange of experiences and information between the academic community and the company experts in the field of new communication technologies.
Once a year, Samsung will pass on to the university a list of suggested topics, thus showing the research areas in which the company is interested. Based on these suggestions, the students and doctoral students of computer science- and IT-related fields of study will carry out their projects and prepare degree dissertations.
As it is emphasised by professor Krzysztof Zieliński, the initiator of collaboration between AGH UST and Samsung, the signed agreement creates a number of possibilities: “For example, financing by the company pilot studies and research programmes in the area of cloud and network technologies, work experience and practical training programmes for students and doctoral students, or technological seminars conducted by the company employees for the students and researchers of the Department of Computer Science at the AGH UST Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications. Another advantage of the agreement is the company’s support for the process of education, offered by the company in the area of technologically-advanced lectures and laboratory classes.”
The agreement was signed by Youngmin Lee, President of Samsung R&D Europe, and professor Jerzy Lis, AGH UST Vice-Rector for Cooperation.
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