South Korea meets Austria

far left: FH Prof. Mag. Dr. Simon Tjoa, far right: Prof. Hyung Jong Kim

Prof. Hyung Jong Kim and four students of the Seoul Women University presented this year’s CES+ Global Camp!

From February 12th to 13th, the CES+ Global Camp was held at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. During a workshop, Prof. Hyung Jong Kim and four students shared their insights on Project-Based Learning (PBL) and their results.

These project results included a Blockchain-based car sharing service platform, access to buildings using wireless communication, Signal (an indoor route guide service using dynamic exit signs) and an intelligent black box image analysis system.

Exchange of information

A vivid exchange of information took place between the female students of Seoul Women University and the students and researchers of the Department of IT Security.

Between the interesting presentations of the projects mentioned above, we were happy to meet Prof. Hyung Jong Kim for a short interview:

Welcome to St. Pölten, Professor Hyung Jong Kim. Could you please explain the aims of the CES+ Global Camp workshop for us briefly?

CES stands for Creative Ethical Security specialist. Our students are trained to defend the system against bad influences. They get in touch with various hacking methods and the dark side of Internet security in order to learn more from the offenders and to use this knowledge to build a saver environment.

This demands a high degree of creative and ethical understanding! An exchange of this knowledge is therefore crucial to us. This is why we put so much effort into this project. The CES+ Global Camp is also supported by the ministry of education!

The second step is to discuss the new technologies. This year marks our 10th anniversary of the Global Camp. We share our projects and collect various statements of international researchers to gather these and broaden the results.

What is the role of Project-Based Learning (PBL) within the Information Security bachelor programme at Seoul Women University?

Our students learn a lot about theoretical topics but the most important thing is to put all these topics together to get the full picture! Using PBL, we guide our students to use their theoretical knowledge in order to obtain practical results.

Why did you pick Austria as an international partner and how is the role of the St. Pölten UAS defined?

There is a strong relationship between the two institutions and their lecturers. We got to know each other at the ICSSA and realised that we have a lot in common. Furthermore, there are many similarities between our IT Security bachelor programmes. We have just begun to develop a dual-degree programme. So we hope to further reinforce our relationship!

We are very much looking forward to hosting the ICSSA this year. What are your expectations for us?

Austria is a great location for international events such as the ICSSA as it is central within Europe. We hope we are going to meet many experts from all over Europe and are very much looking forward to coming back! The exchange of ideas between America, South Korea and Europe is always exciting!

Prof. Jong Kim, thank you very much for your time!

You are welcome!

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FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Tjoa Simon

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Simon Tjoa

Academic Director Information Security (MA)
Deputy Head of Department
Department of Computer Science and Security