62605, Suseon Hall
25-2, Sungkyunkwan-Ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
With the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, new discrimination, exclusion, and injustice are being created. Social problems that are difficult to solve have emerged, such as job encroachment by machines and bias of artificial intelligence algorithms.
“The Social Innovation Convergence Program” started with a vision to solve the multiple gaps with a data-based social innovation approach. To foster new talents that fit the vision, the department plans to provide educational services that enable students to develop the ability to analyze and present solutions on an objective basis. Therefore, the goal of the department is for our students to become new talents who lead social change.
The Social Innovation Convergence Program provides personalized roadmap that considers students' research interests and career paths. It aims for an open educational model in which professors and students communicate and cooperate horizontally with each other.
The Social Innovation Convergence Program is Korea's only new concept convergence education program led by social scientists and participating in AI and big data scientists. Social sciences majors and computer science and software majors participate in master's and doctoral programs.
The Social Innovation Convergence Program will be the best department to cultivate social problem-solving talents suitable for the 4IR age while making good use of Sungkyunkwan University's capacity to lead convergence and innovation.
Department in Detail
1. Courses and Curriculums
For Convergence-based Capability, three basic undergraduate courses are designated as prerequisite courses, and basic competencies are cultivated until the first semester.
Multi-Gap Resolution Capability
Multi-Gap Resolution Capability studies major knowledge and core theories together with accomplished faculties of this department. The courses are divided into clusters related to 「economic disparity」, 「disparity by health and life cycle」, and 「intellectual information technology disparity」 in order to understand and analyze the nature of social problems.
Social Innovation Capability
Social Innovation Capability(SIC) is to enable convergence thinking by creating synergy between Basic Capability, Convergence-based Capability, and Multi-Gap Resolution Capability. The courses are roughly divided into 「Innovation Research」 and 「Innovation Creation」 and consist of four sub-subjects in order to apply the SIC to bring about social innovation.
2. Future Vision and Career Course
The vision of the Department of Convergence for Social Innovation is 「Data-based Social Innovation Education Research」, and the educational goal is 「Cultivation of CAPS talents who lead social change based on data analysis capabilities」.
CAPS is a new word combining Convergence, Adaptation, Problem-solving, and Social change.
CAPS talents are who can overcome the boundaries and fields of study, quickly adapt to changing technology and social environment, and solve our society's problems of multiple gaps. It means a person who will have cultivated the vision and educational goals of our department that can ultimately lead social change and realize a sustainable society.
Exchanges and Partnerships
Scholarships and Funding
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Why Choose Us?
Whereas social scientific responses to existing social problems were made in individual academic units, in a digital hyper-connected society, social problems can only be solved through interdisciplinary and convergence responses due to the complexity and connectivity of social problems. Through the curriculum and extracurricular courses of department of Convergence for Social Innovation, students can learn how to converge by participating in a working group. In addition, students can develop the ability to look at problems from multiple angles by participating a project as RA, and experience social contribution and change through data consulting.
2. International Engagement
3. Support for International Students