Dankook University is partnering with Siemens Digital Industries Software (Country Manager: Byung-joon Oh) to foster professional talent in smart manufacturing and plants to lead Korea’s manufacturing industries. Smart Manufacturing and Plants refers to an automated system where digital solutions are applied across all areas of manufacturing from design to manufacturing to distribution in order to enhance efficiency.
To this end, the two organizations held an MOU signing ceremony on June 30 at Dankook’s Beomjeong Hall on the Jukjeon campus. There, Siemens Digital Industries Software provided DKU with 50 ‘3D Modeling and Simulation’ solution sets that include Simcenter 3D Academic Bundles and 3 other software programs.
The software not only uses modeling but also simulation tools to learn performance evaluation and machine programming, which enable students to gain insight on overall product manufacturing. The solution is already contributing to smart manufacturing in the digital age and innovation in plant engineering.
DKU will take the solutions to improve the quality of engineering education at the university and leverage it for online and offline programs that will be available for current students and faculty members. The university also plans to issue certificates to students who have successfully completed all courses. The two organizations will also develop an educational program and teaching material together based on the software.
Founded in 1847, Siemens is a Germany-based global company with around 380 thousand employees across more than 200 countries and annual revenues of 86.8 billion Euros (117 trillion KRW). Siemens Digital Industries Software is its industrial software arm that offers integrated solutions that cover all areas from design to services. It leads the effort to enhance production efficiency of manufacturing players by sharpening their manufacturing competitiveness with smart manufacturing and smart plants.DKU President Soo-bok Kim, Executive Vice President Soon-cheol Ahn for External Affairs, professor Seung-wan Roh, Head of the Office of External Affairs, Director Sung-han Lim of the Innovation Institute for Future Education, Director Seong-jae Bae of the Smart Manufacturing Industrial Center and other university officials, as well as Country Manager Byung-joon Oh of Siemens Digital Industries Software and representatives of the company, including Bong-am Kim (Division Head), Soo-ah Lee (Department Head), Ye-seul Park (Professional), and Chiwon Lee (Director) attended the MOU signing ceremony.
“The MOU will accelerate the effort to nurture leading talent tailored to the domestic manufacturing industry,” said DKU President Soo-bok Kim who also added that “the donated software will be utilized in various training programs to facilitate the improvement of job skills of our students and faculty.”