On 6 July, Vice-President of Samsung Electronics Headquarters in CIS, Sergey Pevnev, and supervisor of the education programmes Svetlana Yun announced the winners of the annual competition “IT School selects the best – 2022” for partner universities. This year’s winner in the nomination “The best partner” is the Faculty of Computer Sciences of VSU. Sergey Pevnev expressed his gratitude to the organiser of the IT School at the Faculty of Computer Sciences, the dean of the faculty Alexander Krylovetsky, and pointed out that 90 secondary school students have completed the programme over the three years of its existence. Being the “Best partner 2022” means that the Faculty of Computer Sciences will obtain a grant from Samsung to support its education programme for school children.
The faculty’s partnership with Samsung has been growing for many years. At the moment, there are two joint education programmes: IT School for school children and IT Academy for students (modules on artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, and mobile development), and an Interregional Programming and Physics competition for schoolchildren “Smart Start”. The staff of the Faculty of Computer Sciences regularly take advanced training courses organised by the company, and give lectures and classes as part of summer schools.
In 2021, a new classroom was opened by Samsung at the Faculty of Computer Sciences. The classroom is equipped with high-performance workstations, tablet computers, and an interactive display produced by Samsung.