Glocal Inje

Global Inje Heading toward the World While Working for Local Communities

In order to develop new university–local industry cooperation models, Inje University has carried out diverse cooperation projects with companies and research institutes, which will greatly contribute to improving students’ employment and start-up rate.
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Specialization Projects Connected with Local Industry

In Gimhae, where Inje University is located, there are many manufacturing companies and specialization support centers such as the Gimhae Biomedical Center and the Fine Instruments Center. In the neighboring city Milyang, the construction of the National Nano Convergence Industrial Complex is underway, and the Changwon Industrial Complex and the Noksan Industrial Complex are located nearby. To benefit from these environments, Inje University has established a dynamic cooperation network with local companies, research institutes, and support centers. It is producing talented graduates through local industry-education programs.
In particular, as Inje University was selected in the PRIME‘s large-scale project that provide to the university KRW 48 billion, the largest amount of the government’s financial support for higher education, for three years, the university has been focusing on biomedical health care, future energy engineering, and design engineering education.

INFACO for Win-Win Growth

Inje University has been operating the Inje University Family Company (INFACO) for industry-academic cooperation with local companies. Currently, more than 1,400 companies are promoting synergy-creating industry-academia cooperation as INFACO members with Inje University, and in 2017, it was selected as an excellent cooperative organization, by the Gyeongnam Creative Economy Innovation Center.

Cancer Treatment Drug Development in Cooperation with CTI

Inje University’s Multiple Myeloma Center (Director: Professor Inhak Choe) and Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) launched a collaboration aimed at cancer treatment drug development. The two centers are making great efforts to develop medicine for cancer treatment based on Inje University’s innovative research and Pfizer’s drug development skills.
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Leaders in INdustry-University Cooperation Project

Selected for the Leaders in INdustry-University Cooperation (LINC+) Project, Inje University will receive a government subsidy of KRW 18 billion for five years (KRW 4.5 billion) until 2021. The vision of the project is “Win-Win Development of the University and Local Community,” and its aim is to strengthen national competitiveness by expanding youth employment and start-ups as well as supporting small- and medium-sized companies.
Inje University plans to create six brands through the project, with the aim of establishing a sustainable and an industry-leading university. In addition, in an effort to produce forward-looking, convergence-type talents with emotional intelligence, who can meet industrial needs and respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it will set up university-industry education courses based on i-Hope (Inje Humanity Oriented Professional pErson). It also pursues win-win growth with the local community.
Inje University is developing cultural business contents, such as Gimhae Culture Plains and storytelling, in cooperation with the local society in order to contribute to the development of the local community.

Regional industry-specific Human Resources Cultivation Project, leading the regional strategic industry

Inje University was selected as a joint training center for the Regional industry-specific Human Resources Cultivation Project' hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (in 2016), starting with the project cost of 725 million won in the first year, a total of 1.8 billion won has been provided to the present, the 5th year(2020). Through this project, we are striving to educate incumbent workers and unemployed (prospective) employees to cultivate the manpower required by the regional core strategic industries.

Industry Professional Practice (IPP) to Offer On-Site Experience to Students

Inje University became the first university in Gyeongnam to be selected for Industry Professional Practice (IPP), a long-term internship program initiated by the Human ResourcesDevelopment Service of Korea. The program aims to resolve mismatches between universities and companies in order to address youth unemployment. For that purpose, it offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to have on-the-job experience for a long period and learn systematic on-site training.