Vietnam: Avnet, Hanoi university offer IoT classes for engineering students

Avnet partners with Hanoi University
The MOU signing ceremony between Avnet Asia Pte Ltd and the School of Electrical Engineering at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology Avnet

Electronic components supplier Avnet has forged a partnership with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) to offer a class on the Internet of Things (IoT) for its engineering students.

In a new memorandum of agreement signed between the parties, university students in their second and third year from the School of Electrical Engineering will soon be equipped with knowledge on key IoT trends and innovations, and skills in deploying IoT applications. Avnet's technical experts will be holding capacity building activities such as workshops and seminars at the said university.

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"Vietnam is an important market for Avnet. It is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and it has massive potential to harness the power of IoT. Avnet has been actively nurturing the next-generation of local engineers through various platforms to support Vietnam in becoming a leading technology hub," says Avnet Asia Pacific president Frederick Fu.

The masterclasses will center on the building blocks of IoT which encompass microprocessor usage, power design, motor control, and measurement. Students will also be able to take advantage of the demonstration kits from the company and its partner suppliers for the creation of different applications for the automotive, industrial, communication, and other industries.

With this partnership, Avnet aims to help the academe add market value in Vietnam through empowerment of young talents to design their own applications and to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

"Avnet strives to work closely with engineering students, who will be the ones shaping the future of Vietnam by driving economic growth and technological innovation," says Dr. Nguyen Huy Phuong, dean of School of Electrical Engineering. "Avnet can play a key role in enriching their knowledge across both with our strong technical and design teams, and connected ecosystem."

This article was first published on January 31, 2018