VEON Ltd. [NASDAQ: VEON] disclosed that it has inked a Memorandum of Understanding to work as an official partner of Bilim Tech. Through this partnership, companies will be able to introduce the Astrum IT Academy. Astrum IT Academy is a new tertiary-level education institute headquartered in the Tashkent region.
VEON revealed that its collaboration with Astrum is mutually advantageous. The company can share its expertise, knowledge, and data with brilliant students, and they offered it a source of highly educated computer scientists and data experts to back its business in Uzbekistan and other countries.
Astrum IT Academy
The Academy will be established as part of a project by the Government of Uzbekistan. This academy will educate 2,000 IT students per year. The main focus of the academy will be on AI software programming and big data analytics and Software Engineering. Additionally, VEON will be backing the Astrum IT Academy through educational services where prominent VEON IT experts will provide lectures and offer courses for students.
The Astrum IT Academy is a fundamental constituent of Uzbekistan’s Digital 2030 program that pursues to commence technology-led economic growth within the country. VEON will also assist students to develop sophisticated IT skills by engaging in real-life AI and big data projects. Moreover, educational programs will involve the advancement of solutions based on anonymized data and live telco datasets under the supervision of VEON senior engineers.
Internship Benefits for Students
Furthermore, it has been disclosed that students at the academy will also gain from internships at Beeline Uzbekistan. They also have the chance to work within other VEON operating companies. The new Astrum collaboration follows VEON’s current engagement with education in Uzbekistan, where Beeline Uzbekistan provides equipment and support for secondary schools.
In addition, the collaboration with the Uzbekistan Government to educate students at the Astrum IT Academy builds on VEON’s existing education obligations in other countries where it has operating companies.