8 best Russian engineering universities are selected for the program. NSTU became the only flagship university in Russia, which entered the project. Other partners of the program were Ural Federal University, National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, South Ural State University, Kazan Federal University, St. Petersburg State University and North-Eastern Federal University. In the process of choosing partner universities, coverage of specialties and areas of study, where the subject of the Internet of things will be in demand, potential number of students involved, as well as the qualifications of the teaching staff were taken into account.
The educational program of the first semester is based on learning real industrial cases on IoT technologies implementing, In the second semester students will construct prototypes of IoT devices. Practice is basis of the whole course. At the end of the study year Samsung will hold a competition of student projects. Since autumn of 2017 pilot laboratories of the Internet of Things have been launched at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Moscow Technological University.
In NSTU studies on the Academy program will begin on September 1, 2018. "According to the plan in 2018-2019 academic year we must train at least 80 students," commented the dean of the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science, Cand.Tech.Sc. Ivan Reva. – "Classes will be held on the basis of our faculty, which by September 1 will be equipped with additional equipment."
Each partner university is provided with equipment for the organization of educational and scientific IoT-laboratories, where teachers and students may use quick prototyping kits, Samsung ARTIK microcomputers for solving IoT tasks, and other high-tech devices. The company provides additional training for project teachers and methodological and technical support in its implementation.
"Training of young IT specialists, who are familiar with the latest technological trends, in particular, with the Internet of Things - is one of the most important areas of our activity. Connected devices are key in a variety of areas, from transport to health. Our task is to train specialists who will be able to develop these areas and move with Samsung in the digital future, "said Sergey Pevnev, Director of Corporate Projects and Interaction with Government of Samsung Electronics.
Curator of the program "IoT Academy Samsung" in NSTU is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering Ivan Tomilov, tel. +7 905 946 80 75, firstname.lastname@example.org