Modex and Politehnica University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science have signed a scientific research and educational partnership. Following this academic partnership, Modex will hold, starting this autumn, a blockchain course within the “Management and information protection (MPI)” Master’s Degree at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science. The blockchain curriculum will be included in the “Protection of information in e-systems” course and will be developed under the guidance of Alin Iftemi, Head and Co-founder Modex. This curriculum will be destined for engineers studying Master’s Degree in the second year, graduates from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science. Scheduled to begin in the 2020-2021 academic term, the blockchain course reaffirms the social responsibility commitment that Modex took within Romania’s educational system.

“We are extremely honoured to develop, together with the team from Politehnica University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, a blockchain course within the Management and information protection (MPI) Master’s Degree programme. With this course, our aim is to take this technology out of the developers’ area and to bring it to each and every one of us. In order to do that we need, first of all, the support of students from Automatics. They are at the forefront, the ones who will develop blockchain solutions and they will be able to further implement the benefits of this technology into their jobs. Technologies are created for people, and blockchain targets the digital society, where protecting the individuals’ data becomes a more and more important issue. The Modex BCDB (Blockchain Database) solution solves this problem because blockchain means, for the average person, the possibility to regain control over his/her personal data. How we are doing this requires technical knowledge, hence our company is investing heavily in tech education through a series of institutional partnerships, offering economic and academic support, with the aim to explain to the business sector and institutions the advantages of this technology”, stated Alin Iftemi, Head and Co-founder Modex.

“We are thrilled to have established this partnership between the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science and Modex, a partnership that will bring blockchain technology closer to students. Therefore, we are extending the educational offer at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science by also including blockchain courses. Currently, this technology is being widely adopted by all industry sectors and enjoys an increasing popularity. Many European Union states have started initiatives in this regard, and the IT giants are already offering blockchain solutions to their clients. The potential is huge and the demand for blockchain specialists will be high”, stated Mihnea Moisescu, Dean of the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science.

“The new course curriculum has been aligned to the market’s future requests and we are contributing to the European objective of developing a unitary approach towards the business segment when it comes to blockchain technology. This will be the first blockchain course held at a university from Romania. We want to encourage students to develop patterns of innovative applications by using blockchain technology and we are convinced that, by forming blockchain engineers, the impact on the economic sector will be stronger, as well as the chances of raising funds for the development of this technology”, added Alexandra Cernian, Lector at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science and coordinator of this partnership.

A global blockchain company founded by Romanians, Modex will offer the students from Politehnica University of Bucharest support for this course, all the educational materials, information and the necessary personnel to teach the academic course. One of the most prestigious academic entities when it comes to information technology research and development, Politehnica University of Bucharest, through its Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, will collaborate with Modex also in organising events and educational workshops, keynotes and software technologies with tech subjects, thus aiming to stimulate tech development. The aim of the educational program will extend to the research level through a series of events where students will be supported by Modex’s experts in order to develop blockchain solutions.