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NEW Volkswagen Korea Donates an Audi A6 to the Department of AI Mobility Engineering as a Learning Asset

  • 2023-03-17
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Volkswagen Group Korea donated an Audi vehicle to Ajou University, which will be used for educational and research purposes by the departments participating in the Convergence and Open Sharing System.


The donation ceremony took place at Kookmin University on November 29, 2022 with Volkswagen Group Korea President, Till Scheer, President Yim Hong Jae of Kookmin University, and other officials in attendance. Representing Ajou University at the ceremony was Song Bongsob, Dean of the Department of AI Mobility Engineering, which is participating in the Convergence and Open Sharing System, a national project aimed at bringing universities together to develop advanced technology professionals. The Department of AI Mobility Engineering is participating in the Convergence and Open Sharing System in the category of Future Mobility.


The donation was an outcome of a drive for industrial-academic cooperation between Volkswagen Group Korea and a Convergence and Open Sharing System consortium. Donated vehicles will be used by four universities participating in the Convergence and Open Sharing System: Ajou University, Kookmin University, Keimyung University, and Chungbuk National University.


The vehicle Ajou University will be using is an Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro (above image center) which will be utilized as a learning asset by the Department of AI Mobility Engineering, newly established this year at Ajou University, with next year scheduled as its first year of operation. The vehicle will be put to good use for research and practical learning.


Ajou University was selected by the Ministry of Education to participate in the Convergence and Open Sharing System in the category of Future Mobility. The System promotes shared access to advanced technology learning resources dispersed across different universities, and cooperation between businesses, research entities, academic societies, and civilian organizations towards development of core human resources on a national level. Forty-six universities were selected to participate in the eight areas of AI, Big Data, Next-Generation Semiconductors, Future Mobility, Bio Health, Immersive Media, Intelligent Robots, and Energy Industry.


A consortium of six universities—Ajou University, Kookmin University, Keimyung University, Sun Moon University, Inha University, Chungbuk National University, and Daelim University—will work in the Future Mobility category. The consortium's participation in the Convergence and Open Sharing System is headed by Kookmin University. From Ajou University, the Department of Transportation Systems Engineering, Department of AI Mobility Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering are participating, together led by Yun Ilsoo, a professor in the Department of Transportation Systems Engineering.





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