Creative Talent Promote Project

  • In September 2008, the government announced the 'Future Industry Youth Leaders Training Plan', and in 9, the 'U-City Manpower Training Project' was promoted in earnest.
  • In 2017, 'Smart City' was included in the government's major 13 innovation growth engines, and the necessity of nurturing smart city experts increased.In the 2019 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Article 28 ( According to the training of experts, the Smart City Innovation Talent Promotion Plan (19 ~ 23) was announced.
  • In February 2019, six performing universities (University of Seoul, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Pusan ​​National University, and KAIST) were selected for fostering smart city innovative talent through a public contest.
  • Through the human resource development project so far, 7,359 professionals (3,989 master's and doctoral, 672 employed, 2,698 incumbent) have been fostered, and the employment rate of U-City trainees in related fields such as construction, transportation, IT, energy and environment is also high at 82.8%. achieved Through this, 553 papers, 1,782 academic presentations, and 441 patents were able to create a smart city research foundation. (As of December 2021.12.31, XNUMX)

Smart City Innovative Human Resources Development Project

business overview

  • Specialized education that reflects the demands of the smart city industry to cultivate key experts required for industry activation and overseas expansion. The demand for smart city manpower is expected to increase in the next 5 year.
  • Project Period: 2019 ~ 2023 (5 Years)
  • Amount of support: 17.4 billion won annually (6 universities applied)

Business goals

  • 'Satisfaction of high-quality manpower in industry' by producing smart city master's and doctorate degree
  • 'Fostering experts' for vitalizing smart city industry and overseas expansion
  • Strengthening trainees' practical capabilities through smart city industry-academia linked program
  • 'Establishing a Smart City Research Foundation' including papers, academic presentations, and patent applications

Educational program

Graduate School of Master and Doctorate Smart City Convergence Program

  • Master's program (4 semester), master's and doctorate integrated course (4 ~ 10 semester)
  • Dualizing the curriculum, students from various specialty fields such as city, information and communication, and computer science take courses related to their major and smart city
  • Strengthen convergent thinking capacity to solve various urban problems such as environment, transportation, and energy by introducing education programs focused on problem solving

Education program linked with industry and local government for on-the-job training

  • Reflect on selection evaluation to evaluate the roles and capabilities of participating industries

Internationalization Program for Smart City Overseas Expansion

Target of Support

  • A full-time, regular weekly master's and doctoral program that allows students to open and operate Smart City-related courses or specialized Smart City tracks * within the department.
    • Specialized curriculum by combining more than 2 departments
  • Selected more than 2 local universities to secure the necessary manpower in the provinces as smart cities nationwide

Summary :

  • Scholarships, textbooks, educational program development, faculty expansion (including research professors and adjunct professors), equipment purchase costs, etc.
  • Develop essential programs for Smart City (common) * and develop collaborative programs such as developing common textbooks among human resource colleges
    • Introduction to Smart City, Planning and Design, Analysis Method, Smart City Simulation, etc.

Selection procedure

Selected as a supervising institution for smart city innovative human resources development project

Related grounds

  • Article 28 of Smart City Act Article 2 (Designation of Cooperating Organization)

Supervised Institution

  • Selected and evaluated the manpower training project execution agency (2 times a year)
  • Inspecting agencies that carry out manpower training projects, execution and settlement of project costs
  • Survey, analysis, and evaluation of business performance (employment rate, academic activities, etc.)
  • Support for discovering new creative and convergent human resource development projects
  • Smart City Qualification System and Start-up Support Plan
  • Other matters regarding policy support for human resource development projects

Host Selection Process

Results of the selection of the host organization

  • KAIA Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) (by 2023)