South Korea Commits $16M to training Digital Finance Experts
Friday, 02 14 2020, Category: Technology, Country: Asia
The Korean financial services commission and the Seoul metropolitan government have announced plans to invest $16 million in training digital finance experts for four years on Feb. 12. The application period to win the grant is March 4-6.
The FSC explained that the demand for specialists in financial technology is increasing. The program aims to ensure educational opportunities for the next generation of fintech professionals.
The program is going to start the second half of 2020 and will run until 2023 in the financial center in Yeouido district in the capital, Seoul. It is open to employees at financial companies, founders of fintech companies and other job seekers in the sector.
There are two curriculums for applicants to choose from: degree and non-degree programs. The Master’s degree program will recruit 80 students per year, while the non-degree digital finance professional training program will be open to 160 students with conditional financial support.
The contents of the course are advanced theories and hands-on courses for intensive study of digital finance-related fields including big data, cloud, and blockchain.