Global IT-vendor considers opportunities for investment in Azerbaijan’s education sector
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 18 /Trend, H. Valiyev/
HP is considering the possibility of investing in the education sector of Azerbaijan, HP vice president and managing director for Central and Eastern Europe Herbert Rastbichler told Azerbaijani techniques and technology journal InfoCity.
According to Rastbichler, HP has always attached priority to the education and training of young cadres.
The company intends in the future to largely invest in fully bringing its accumulated experience to Azerbaijan's education sphere.
"In helping to build the infrastructure for research and training activities, together we are laying the foundation for the future of the country," the HP vice president said.
Within the framework of his recent visit to Azerbaijan, Rastbichler held a meeting with Azerbaijani Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov.
During the meeting, the HP vice president familiarized the Azerbaijani Minister with the practice of implementation of the 'Center for Information Technology HP-UNESCO' project at the Russian Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
According to Rastbichler, the main objective of the project is to improve the process of training of world level IT-specialists and providing students and teachers with access to the latest knowledge and technologies.
"The peculiarity of the project is its focus on the development of technologies that are strategic to HP, such as cloud computing, virtualization, networking and mobile technology. The possibility that we may soon hear about the intentions of Azerbaijan to join this program is not ruled out. Over 20 universities are working on this programme and the possible desire of Azerbaijani universities to join the initiative of HP can be considered the next step in the development of relations of companies with Azerbaijan," Rastbichler said.