|This collaboration will enable RMIT science, engineering and technology students to participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0 transformation. — Photo rmit.edu.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Ericsson and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) on Thursday announced their collaboration for an education initiative on 5G in Việt Nam that will help educate Vietnamese students on 5G and emerging technologies.
This collaboration will enable RMIT science, engineering and technology students to participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0 transformation.
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced between the two entities this week, Ericsson will open its Ericsson Educate platform to RMIT students in addition to collaborating with the university for guest lectures, research projects, internships and industry projects as well as creating relevant opportunities for students to benefit from Ericsson’s technology and 5G leadership.
Ericsson Educate is a digital skills portal that provides access to learning materials on key technologies. Select subjects that are covered at an introductory level include 5G networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, blockchain, cloud computing, data science, IoT and telecommunications. Content from the Ericsson Educate platform will be utilised to complement RMIT’s science, engineering and technology courses for university level students.
The collaboration to include content from the Ericsson Educate portal will provide students and lecturers with access to quality digital learning resources that draw on Ericsson’s expertise in telecommunications and ICT. This is the first formal collaboration by Ericsson for its ‘Ericsson Educate’ programme in Việt Nam. Ericsson Educate content will be provided without cost by Ericsson during the collaboration period. The collaboration has the potential to reach up to 1,300 students as part of the programme.
Denis Brunetti, Head of Ericsson Việt Nam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos said: “This 5G education collaboration with RMIT represents a significant step forward in the direction of building an industry ready workforce in Việt Nam through strategic Industry-Academia partnerships. The 5G ready young talent that this collaboration will produce will serve to accelerate Việt Nam’s Industry 4.0 agenda and boost the country’s Digital Transformation initiatives, helping drive the next wave of sustained and inclusive socio-economic development in Việt Nam, driven by science, technology and innovation.”
Professor Brett Kirk, Dean, School of Science, Engineering & Technology, RMIT said: “The exposure to 5G technology and industry environment and programs that our students will derive from our collaboration with Ericsson will certainly build their knowledge base and make them industry ready. It will also enable our students to contribute to Việt Nam’s Industry 4.0 and digitalisation initiatives.”
Ericsson is a global leader in 5G and is currently running 104 live 5G networks in 46 countries across the globe. — VNS