Samsung Launches its First Innovation Campus in Laos

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Samsung Innovation Campus Operated in Lao Under Partnership with NUOL

Samsung launched its first Innovation Campus at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, National University of Laos. This is Samsung’s global CSR program that is already running across the world in America, Europe, and Asia. In Laos, the program hopes to improve the knowledge of technology innovation in the country’s youth.

The kickstarting of the program was witnessed by the Minister of Education and Sports of Laos and the Corporate Relations President of Samsung Electronics during the MoA signing ceremony at the National University of Laos.

Mr. Seunghee Park, Corporate Relations President of Samsung Electronics said that in 2023, the company is launching its first Samsung Innovation Campus program, to equip students with future-proof skills and a practical understanding of next-generation technologies that will shape their future.

He said, “We are working with the Faculty of Natural Sciences, National University of Laos, to build up the physical campus, and equip it with infrastructure, tools, furniture, operation, and curriculum for a student to ensure that the program strengthens the digital capability of Lao Youth to foster future generations for development of Laos.”

“The MoA signing ceremony between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Samsung today is to kick-start the program itself. We thank the Ministry of Education and Sports and the National University of Laos for all the support to make this project happen smoothly and efficiently.”

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Laos, Yung Soo Jung, spoke about the relationship between South Korea and Laos and how it has been growing from strength to strength every year across all sectors.

“I am very excited about this event. Laos, which has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia, abounds with innovation potential. So, we can say that it has real possibilities for new ways of thinking.”

“In Laos, Samsung is planning to provide courses on coding & programming to 30 students of the National University of Laos in 2023. By transferring the latest know-how and experience of ITC, Samsung aims to play a valuable part in nurturing the Lao IT young generation. I hope that, shortly, young specialists of Korea and Laos will be able to unite to bring meaningful positive change to the people of Laos,” he said.

Associate Prof. Dr. Phout Simmalavong, Minister of Education and Sports also expressed his appreciation and excitement for the launch of this international program.

He said, “I feel honored and proud to be invited by the National University of Laos and Samsung to participate in the MoA signing ceremony on cooperation in setting up Samsung Innovation Campus. This campus is a significant initiative to provide the advanced knowledge from Samsung’s experience to Lao students, and let them be able to access the practical understanding to enhance their future career.”

During the event, Samsung also showcased the advantages and strength of Busan as the host city for World Expo 2030 under the theme of “Transforming Our World, Navigating towards a Better Future” as well.

Samsung Electronics is an official participant of the Bid Committee for World Expo 2030 Busan, supporting Korea’s bid to host the World Expo 2030 as a private sector member. This Expo event will play a pivotal role in bringing today’s leading technologies and innovations closer to more and more people.