The development was carried out by a consortium including the Government Informatics Development Agency, the Association of Informatics Telecommunications and Electronics Enterprises, and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
Piroska Ailer, Deputy Rector of the University of Debrecen, said it is a great challenge for higher education institutions to provide quality theoretical knowledge that can be utilized in practice in both technical and IT fields.
As MTI reported, strengthening IT training and increasing the number of students is of paramount importance to the government, which is why the government decided to support the “Program Your Future!” training, Balázs Károly Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitization from the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, at the handover ceremony.
The state secretary said that the government is supporting the development of IT laboratories and the curriculum of 19 Hungarian universities with HUF 681 million from domestic and European Union funds. The national program will be completed by the end of 2022.
The three student laboratories set up at the University of Debrecen cost about HUF 60 million, Solmyár said.
Students will be able to take an internationally recognized professional exam after completing the lab courses; the exam certificate will be free of charge. The labs will also be used to train university lecturers, not just students, he said.
Cisco student labs, which primarily support engineering IT training, teach high-level subjects such as networking, IT security, computer network design, enterprise networking solutions and services, computer network operations, and network measurement technology, András Hajdu, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, said.