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New class of Internet Architects ready to take on the web

Internet Architects

15 students in the field of Internet Technology and Architecture will be among the latest to graduate from the EIT Digital Academy on 26 November. They will join the ranks of world-class specialists and innovators as they receive two Master School degrees and a certificate of the European Institute of Technology at the EIT Digital Masters School Graduation Day in Stockholm. Armed with these qualifications, they will be uniquely placed to assure Europe's role in leading the digital transformation.

In today's interconnected world, understanding how different systems communicate with each other has never been more important. To meet this need EIT Digital devised the Internet Technology and Architecture programme which focuses on the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. The course covers a range of fundamental topics including networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. Crucially the programme also equips students with a vital grounding in innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to turn ideas into profitable business ventures.

Dr. Patrick Hartigan, head of the EIT Digital Master School said: “The world of business is changing. Modern industry is already looking for a totally different type of engineer than those who were produced in the past from our best technical universities. There is an increasing need not only to master internet technology, but how to derive viable products from that technology. This requires engineers with a deep innovation and entrepreneurial understanding and the EIT Digital Masters School sets out to equip them with just that. These graduates aren't just Internet Architects, they're the next generation of innovators that will assure Europe's digital future."

The Internet Technology and Architecture programme involves seven partner universities: the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, the technische Universität Berlin in Germany (TUB), University of Trento in Italy, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) in Nice, ITA/TB in Brest and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

Students follow their masters in two universities and even have an additional summer school course at a third university.

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