HA NOI (VNS)— The Post and Telecom Institute of Technology (PTIT) on Wednesday became the first educational institution in Viet Nam to have an information security faculty.
This faculty will help Viet Nam to cope with the emerging threat of international hackers which undermines not only the economy but also national security .
The head of the University Education Department under the Ministry of Education, Bui Van Tuan, said the ministry has utilised the country's leading information security experts to compile the syllabus for the new faculty.
It has also co-operated with international institutions to gather experience and know-how on information security, such as the St Petersburg Univeristy of Telecommunications and the Moscow University of Information and Telecommunication Technologies.
"We will also establish a group to assess the quality of the graduates from the new faculty" Tuan said.
He said that this year 150 students will be enrolled in the new faculty, most of them high school and college graduates.
According to the ministry, Viet Nam will need about one million IT experts by 2020. — VNS