Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Samsung Việt Nam officially introduced Samsung Talent Programme 2017, (STP) on a larger scale and with a higher value of VNĐ8.5 billion (US$379,000) compared with the previous years.
For the first time, nine universities and academies in the north have participated in STP, namely Hà Nội University of Science and Technology, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, University of Engineering and Technology (Việt Nam National University) and Hà Nội University of Industry, as well as University of Transport and Communications, University of Information and Communication Technology, Thái Nguyên University, Military Technical Academy, Academy of Cryptography Techniques of Việt Nam and Thủy Lợi University.
Samsung officially launched STP in 2012 with one university. In 2014, three universities received support from STP, and in 2017, the number of STP participants has increase to nine universities. Within five years, STP has become a valuable supporter for the development of IT and Electronics-Telecommunications (ET) human resources in Việt Nam.
The programme includes a series of activities targeted at significantly contributing to the development of Việt Nam’s IT human resources, such as awarding STP scholarship, supporting algorithm application course and Samsung Mobile Lab, organising "Business Internship" programme for upcoming graduates, funding research projects and holding contests on programming and software.
Samsung Việt Nam is currently working with the nine universities to introduce the programme to students. These workshops will take place from March 21 to April 3.
The annual programme is offering 360 scholarships with total value of VNĐ10 billion for outstanding students and 10 Samsung Labs for nine universities. So far, it has been sponsoring Java, Android, Tizen, Algorithm Application and Korean courses for over 3,400 students and research projects worth more than VNĐ5 billion.
With a desire to accompany the young generation, Samsung has implemented many programmes contributing to promoting knowledge and career orientation, such as programming contest “Samsung Challenge Contest” in 2016 which attracted 1,300 students to register, “Samsung Talkshow” 2015 at four universities with the participation of over 2,000 students, and field trips to Samsung factories – called “Samsung Discovery” -- for 12 universities and 1,000 students. — VNS