Ericsson and Technical University of Sofia are working together to prepare students for a 5G future

Author: Editorial
event 10.11.2022.
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Bulgaria is the first country where Ericsson implements its global 5G University program as an elective course for third- and fourth-year bachelor’s as well as first-year master’s degree students.

In order to increase digital literacy among university students and boost their knowledge of 5G and other emerging technologies, Ericsson and the Technical University of Sofia have partnered to launch the “Ericsson Educate: 5G University” program in Bulgaria.

It offers 64 hours of in-depth training on 5G standards and technologies. Professors from the Faculty of Telecommunications will conduct the course in Bulgarian based on Ericsson learning materials that cover 5G RAN, 5G Core, and 5G Cloud. The course will last two semesters within the 2022-2023 academic year.

5G is a platform for service and innovation, with the potential to have a positive impact on societies, economies, people and the environment. As industries become increasingly digitized, governments, industries and the academic sector must collaborate to build a competent, 5G-ready workforce.

This 5G education collaboration with Technical University of Sofia represents a significant step forward in the direction of building an industry ready workforce in Bulgaria through strategic public-private partnerships. The young talent that will come out of these courses will play a key role in accelerating Bulgaria’s digital transformation initiatives, helping drive the next wave of sustained and inclusive socioeconomic development in Bulgaria, driven by science, technology and innovation.

Antonio Passarella, Head of Western Balkans at Ericsson

Professor Ilia Iliev, Dean of the Faculty of Telecommunications at Technical University of Sofia, states:

We are delighted to partner with Ericsson to address the existing skill gaps and prepare the students to be 5G-ready so that they can play a positive role in driving the digital economy. We are also very proud that Ericsson has trusted the Faculty of Telecommunications to conduct the global 5G University program (…). The goal of this program is to help students to understand in depth the impact of 5G on business, processes, competencies, and models as well as the socio-techno-economic paradigm.

Through its global education initiative Connect To Learn, Ericsson is committed to positively impact 1 million children and youth by 2025 by granting access to digital learning and skill development programs.


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