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Sigma Ukraine participated in annual Tempus meeting in Kharkiv

On September 9-12 Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics hosted the annual meeting of the project "National Education Framework for Enhancing IT Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurship". Being a partner of this project Sigma Ukraine participated in the meeting.

The project "National Education Framework for Enhancing IT Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurship" is a part of the Tempus program and aims to strengthen cooperation between educational institutions, research institutes and business in Ukraine. European Commission allocates €1 million to the project, which started in October, 2012 and will run until October, 2015. The project is coordinated by the Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden). Coordination in Ukraine lies on Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics.

This year meeting was dedicated to summing up the work during the year and planning activities for next project phase. Delegates from Ukrainian and European Universities and representatives of IKEA, Sigma Technology and Sigma Ukraine companies discussed models of cooperation between university, company and student, shared their ideas of innovative projects and new approaches to IT education in Ukraine.

Three days of intensive work culminated in a tour of Sigma Ukraine office, where company`s representatives presented the new concept of universities and business collaboration, which implies accomplishment of multisite projects involving students from different European countries.

“We believe this concept will increase the collaboration between the Universities and IT companies, which is the first goal of the project. The concept is a win-win approach as IT companies will get access to the talented pool of students, Universities will enhance the quality of graduates, and students will obtain experience, while working on real projects,” says Artem Petrenko, Business Development Manager at Sigma Ukraine

“Our company takes active part in Ukrainian IT education development. Apart from participating in Tempus project, we also closely collaborate with Government creating a legislative base, says Valery Krasovsky, COO at Sigma Ukraine. – Moreover we cooperate with leading Ukrainian universities, opening classrooms, participating in job fairs, arranging trainings, conducting student`s contests. We’ve already achieved a lot and believe that IT education in Ukraine will develop dynamically in the future.”

Next project meeting will take place in Oxford, UK in 2014

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