New IT Centre opens doors

As from next month, NUST will offer short courses in Big Data Technologies; Advanced Web Technologies; and Ethical Hacking and Information Security. This comes as a result of the newly established Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT).

The CEIT forms part of efforts by the Namibian and Indian governments to enhance cooperation in education.

In 2016, the President of India, H.E. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, visited NUST and he pledged his country’s support for Namibia’s skills development.
The new courses were jointly developed by NUST and India’s Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art computing infrastructure with two fully functional training labs and video conferencing facilities. NUST has also acquired a third supercomputer, a CDAC PARAM supercomputer, with high performance computing applications.

“So far, four Namibians were trained in India to assist in the facilitating the courses as Master Trainers. CEIT will be headed by Mr Arpit Jain, who was previously based at the CDAC. Three Indian Master Trainers inclusive of a Centre Head will be seconded to the centre for a two-year period,” remarked Prof Anicia Peters, Dean: Faculty of Computing and Informatics.

Application submission for the programmes ends on 10 September 2019, and the courses are scheduled to begin on 23 September 2019.

Industry professionals, lecturers, students, government officials, are encouraged to apply.

For enquiries, contact: Ms Rauna Matheus, 207 2396, rmatheus@nust.na or Mr Arpit Jain, arpit27jain@gmail.com, 081 218 5128

Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
for Month: 
September, 2019

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