March 07, 2018
The University of Luxembourg and Cisco announced the opening of a Cisco Networking Academy® on the University campus, the first Networking Academy® in a higher education institution in the country. Opening this Networking Academy is an important step towards increasing digital literacy and specialized IT knowledge in the Grand Duchy. The modernization of the education system with new technologies and curricula is an important part of the Country Digital Acceleration program the Luxembourg Government and Cisco recently announced.
Cisco® Networking Academy provides a broad and deep IT curriculum for students of all backgrounds, teaching the hands-on technical and business skills they need to succeed. Additionally, with many industries experiencing a shortage of IT talent, Cisco Networking Academy seeks to give students the skills most in demand worldwide and helps create a trained, diverse workforce for the digital economy.
The core focus of the curriculum stays true to Cisco's expertise in networking and security, while it also offers coursework in emerging fields such as Internet of Things and data analytics in alignment with the future of education and business trends. The Networking Academy learning experience includes an e-learning curriculum, personalized assessments and hands-on opportunities such as labs, networking simulation software, competitions, and hackathons. First courses at the University of Luxembourg will start in September 2018.
Over the past 20 years, Cisco Networking Academies educated 7,8 million students in 170 countries.
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Cisco developed the concept of Country Digital Acceleration to stimulate global digitization. Cisco is collaborating with governments in 16 countries to strengthen digital research and education, stimulate digital entrepreneurship, accelerate innovation, develop new economic clusters and improve national infrastructure. Each CDA programme has been developed to meet the needs of the respective country. So far, more than 250 projects have been launched on smarter transport, smart cities, eHealth and connected education. More information at https://newsroom.cisco.com/cda.
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