Recently, we have often found ourselves talking about employment in the ICT world, finding significant differences around the world both in terms of training of personnel employed, and in terms of numerical coverage in that sector. Italy was (source: Eurostat) at the bottom of these analyses… but nothing is lost! Hand in hand on today’s scenario we find the inexorable digital evolution of Industry 4.0. How to reconcile the two?

The University of Udine thought of it by putting itself in a game with a new three-year degree course activated from the academic year 2017/18 named “Internet of Things, Big Data and Web”. The aim of the course is precisely to train experts, particularly in the areas of the Internet of Things, big data, web technologies, machine learning, social and mobile computing and applied statistics. The main focus will be on hours of “hands-on” activity in the laboratory and in the form of internships at companies. The course, actually, is not entirely new, but rightly an evolution of the previous course in “Web and Multimedia Technologies”. As for the professional outlets, graduates of the new course will be able to play the roles of designers/programmers of prototypes and applications for the Internet of Things, web analysts and designers, web designers and developers, web managers, data scientists.

Not to be outdone, the Cà Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with H-Farm, starting next September 18 will kick off the three-year degree course in “Digital Management”. A course entirely in English that includes curricular and extracurricular activities such as: vertical workshops on technology, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Self driving cars etc., web journalism course, activities with the startups of the H-Farm accelerator. The course trains digital transformation specialists in existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs capable of creating innovative start-ups to capitalize on the potential of digital technologies.

There’s plenty of meat on the fire, you just have to be hungry! Best of luck to all freshmen!

Sara Avanzi