SKODA AUTO opens AIM.Lab in collaboration with the Technical University of Ostrava VSB-TUO
Professor Václav Snášel, Rector of VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava explains, “Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role – not only for the end user, but also and especially in industrial manufacturing. That is why we will make extensive use of the AIM.Lab infrastructure for teaching and development in the area of industrial data analytics. There will be courses offered on bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes, and from 2022, we also plan on teaching a new doctoral programme, focusing on data analytics. For our students, the insights into practice form the indispensable basis for being able to conduct targeted research.”
The AIM.Lab initiative is unique in the automotive industry, but it is not the first collaborative venture between ŠKODA AUTO and VŠB-TUO. The project was developed following several years of successful cooperation between ŠKODA AUTO’s Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 department and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science VŠB-TUO as part of the ŠKODA AUTO Talent Programme for PhD students. The car manufacturer and the university are preparing further collaborative work at the AIM.Lab that will greatly enhance practice-oriented teaching and development.
The company supports 20 universities across the Czech Republic and abroad, for example by providing vehicles and components for study and research purposes. The company also offers opportunities in the form of work placements for students, an international trainee programme with work placements abroad and a development and talent programme for doctoral students (more information at [ŠKODA__Career/Postgraduate__Students]).
Sep 07, 2021 at 22:31