Fostering innovations: Kaspersky Lab and Innopolis University agreed on cooperation

Synergy of a software security systems developer and a Russian IT university will contribute to the advancement of scientific research and education.

Fostering innovations: Kaspersky Lab and Innopolis University agreed on cooperation

Kaspersky Lab and Innopolis University, the first higher education institution in Russia focused on education in the field of Information Technology, have signed a cooperation agreement. Both signatories intend to exchange results of their research, work on mutual scientific projects, improve the quality of education and training of young IT professionals and discover perspective innovative projects. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, and Kirill Semenikhin, Director of Innopolis University, signed a Memorandum of Intent in presence of Egor Ivanov, Mayor of Innopolis city.

Kaspersky Lab has been cooperating with Russian higher education institutions and supporting programs of industry-specific IT education for many years. Innopolis University, that was officially opened in 2014 in the same-named science & technology city, collaborates with Carnegie-Mellon University, USA. At present, the university education programs cover high-technology areas as Software Engineering, Robotics, Big Data Management, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Networks Security. Experience and expertise accumulated by Kaspersky Lab over years of combating cybertherats will help Innopolis University to establish a substantial knowledge base for the students who have chosed cybersecuriity as their focus area.

“Innopolis University has just started writing its history, but our positions are strong. We are the first Russian university focused exclusively on IT and innovations. For this reason, we have engaged top international experts and researchers, and our academic programs are developed using front-end experience and achievements of the world-class professionals. We are pleased that Kaspersky Lab has become one of our key partners. Thanks to its international experience, detailed knowledge of a landscape of cyberthreats; and a highly professional team, continuously studying these threats and working on their neutralization, Kaspersky Lab can make a great contribution to the development of our university”, – noticed Kirill Semenikhin, Director of Innopolis University.

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, claimed: “I am glad to hear about the establishment of a new university in Russia. It is great that this university is focused on innovations and educational programs in different IT areas. In particular, it is good to know that the institution will train experts in cyber security. It comes apparent that our industry feels the lack of experts which makes it a global issue. I am sure that cooperation with Innopolis University will bring benefits for our company and for the whole high-technology business of Russia in general. In the long run, the future belongs to the young generation, including the future of IT-industry”.

Kaspersky Lab is the largest private company in the world working in the field of cyber security and one of the most fast-developing vendors of security software. The company is in the list of four world-leading producers of security solutions for endpoint users (IDC, 2014). Since 1997, Kaspersky Lab has been developing innovative and effective security solutions and services for large corporations, mid-size and small-business companies and home users. Kaspersky Lab is an international company operating in 200 countries and territories. Its technologies protect over 400 million global users. More information is available on the website www.kaspersky.ru.

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