The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications

Nokia University opens its doors to students of SPbSUT again

On October 11th, the opening of Nokia University took place in SPbSUT. The project provides free training for undergraduate and graduate students. The course will last 2 semesters - from October 2019 to April 2020, at the end of which students will receive appropriate certificates.

To enroll into Nokia University, students passed a preliminary test of the level of technical knowledge. Within the framework of the training program, students will receive a wide range of technical knowledge and skills that will be needed for the deployment of 5G networks. During the training, students will have the opportunity to learn new technologies such as IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, VoIP, LTE, Clouds Solutions (NVF, SDN), and gain practical experience in setting up and operating telecommunications equipment.

In addition to technical seminars, the training program includes trainings on time management, basics of project management, creating effective presentations and negotiation skills.

The University program is implemented in cooperation with the Nokia Training center. Technical seminars for students will be conducted by teachers of the Training center, and Nokia employees who voluntarily took the initiative to participate in the project will conduct trainings on business skills development.

Direct communication with experts and specialists in the framework of the University educational programs Nokia allows SPbSUT students to obtain experience and skills that will help them in their future professional life to make a step from theoretical knowledge to practical work.

Commenting on the opening of Nokia University, Igor Parfenov, CEO of Nokia in Russia, said: "The challenges of forming a national digital economy impose new high demands on future industry experts in terms of their professional knowledge and training, as well as the ability to quickly and flexibly adapt to the rapidly changing conditions of the industry ecosystem. Nokia has consistently supported professional training in the field of telecommunications in Russia for 10 years. More than 240 students have been able to improve their knowledge through the Nokia University project since its launch in 2009, gaining access to innovative Nokia technologies and developments. We are glad to cooperate within the framework of our project with The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. Nokia University is a great example of an intra-industry partnership that is becoming more important than ever on the way to a digital future."