The project is designed to solve the problem of the lack of qualified personnel working in the field of “digital transformation”

The University of Tokyo to launch training courses in the metaverse

25.07.2022 - 11:15


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What’s new? In 2022, the University of Tokyo (Todai) will launch a range of training programs in the metaverse. The courses, based on engineering faculty and graduate school programs, will be available to high school students, undergraduates, and already employed people. The initiative will allow everyone to learn the basics of programming, artificial intelligence, and information technology. It was launched to address the lack of qualified personnel working on “digital transformation” and “advanced technologies.” Upon completion of the courses, students will receive certificates, The Asahi Shimbun reports.

Information on The Asahi Shimbun’s website

What is the purpose of the program? Students will gain an understanding of the metaverses and learn about career prospects. University students and those already in the workforce will be offered opportunities to retrain/improve their skills through relevant online courses on artificial intelligence (AI), next-generation communication technologies, and entrepreneurship. Efforts will also be made to attract more women to these programs, as the lack of female representation in engineering has been identified as a problem.

In May, Bitcoin Argentina, a non-governmental organization, announced the launch of a training course on bitcoin and blockchain technologies for high school students in Argentina.

In June, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and rapper Jay-Z unveiled educational courses on cryptocurrencies. The training program, called The Bitcoin Academy, will be available to residents of the Marcy Houses social housing neighborhood in New York City.


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