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POSTECH to Train Egyptian AI Experts

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POSTECH and Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) held an online MOU signing ceremony to enter into partnership regarding DEBI Program.

The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Egypt in Seoul on June 28, 2021 and attended by President Moo Hwan Kim and Professor Hwanjo Yu of POSTECH and H.E. Minister Amr Talaat of MCIT, H.E. Hazem Fahmy, the Egyptian ambassador to Korea, and H.E. Hong Jin-Wook, the Korean ambassador to Egypt.

The main purpose of this MOU is to collaborate on the DEBI Program (Digital Egypt Builders Initiative Program), which is an educational initiative of the Egypt government to enhance the capacities of Egyptian students in the areas of Cybersecurity, AI & Data Science, IoT and Robotics. Through this partnership, POSTECH plans to offer a Master of Engineering Degree Program in AI & Data Science to outstanding Egyptian students in the future.

“The Egyptian students of the DEBI program are entering POSTECH’s first online master’s program designed for students outside Korea. With this MOU, we agree to raise the next generation of global leaders together, who will serve their society, nation, and the world. We are honored to be Egypt’s partner with this common goal,” commented President Kim in his opening remarks.

“I am proud that our DEBI is partnering with one of highest-ranking institutions globally, well renowned for its distinctive achievements in AI,” remarked H.E. Minister Talaat. He added, “Korea with its glamourous levels of technological and educational progress is a highly valued and esteemed partner.”