Hitachi has established Hitachi Myanmar Laboratory at the University of Information Technology, Yangon (UIT).
The company will send engineers from Japan to offer IT courses for UIT professors and students, and also donate the necessary IT platform such as servers for the courses.
While the first-year course covers operational management of IT systems and data centres, the goal of the courses in subsequent years is to develop personnel who can use IT to resolve various social issues.
Hitachi will expand the contents of the courses and educate graduate students, considering furthermore work with them in local business.
"Hitachi is one of the world's most advanced technology companies," said H.E Dr. Ba Shwe, deputy minister for Science and Technology. "I am very glad that the Hitachi Myanmar Laboratory has been established at UIT. This is a big step that will support the development of IT personnel and economic growth in Myanmar."
Developing country's infrastructure
The Hitachi Group has developed Myanmar's infrastructure and expanded its business in various fields.
The company is contributing towards the nation's economy since 1958 when it provided a hydro-electric power system. Hitachi has also received orders of a railroad signal system and a port EDI (electronic data interchange) system from Myanmar.
Earlier this year, Hitachi held the "Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2015 in Myanmar" at Nay Pyi Taw to introduce broad-based solutions for social innovation businesses.
"I am very glad that we can contribute to developing the next generation of leaders in Myanmar by establishing the laboratory at UIT. We expect that the personnel who study at this laboratory will function as mediators between Myanmar and Japan, taking on central roles in the development of social infrastructure in Myanmar," said Yutaka Saito, executive vice president and executive officer, Hitachi, Ltd. "I believe that this cooperative relationship will be very important for Hitachi and we are looking forward to working with these people."
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