Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) on December 9 announced their collaboration for an education initiative on 5G in Vietnam 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.
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As part of the MoU announced between the two entities on December 8, 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 material on key technologies. Select subjects that are covered at an introductory level include 5G networks, AI, machine learning, automation, blockchain, cloud computing, data science, the Internet of Things, 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 will include content from the Ericsson Educate portal to 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 Vietnam. 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 program.
Denis Brunetti, president of Ericsson Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos states, “This 5G education collaboration with RMIT represents a significant step forward in the direction of building an industry-ready workforce in Vietnam through strategic industry-academia partnerships. The 5G-ready young talent that this collaboration will produce will serve to accelerate Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 agenda and boost the country’s digital transformation initiatives, helping drive the next wave of sustained and inclusive socioeconomic development in Vietnam, 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 programmes 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 Vietnam’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.