IT companies invest in Centre at Denmark's Technical University  

8 Danish IT companies invest DKK 6 million in university initiative to train more electronic engineers

The exploding demand for electronic engineers in Denmark has prompted eight IT companies to invest a total of DKK 6 million in a centre at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) established to provide an additional source of young electrical engineering graduates.

The 8 sponsors are GN Resound, Intel/Giga, Nokia, Oticon, Techtronic, Tellabs, Texas Instruments and Widex. Besides the cash injection, which is further supplemented by DTU, the sponsoring companies have also committed themselves to make teachers available to the Centre for Physical Electronics.

Although the centre officially opened its doors in March last year, the big advance comes next Monday when 46 new students start the flagship course on integrated analogue electronics. According to the centre's director Erik Bruun, this intake is fully double last year's figure.

The original initiative for the centre came from DTU and Danish IT company Giga, which was bought by Intel 18 months ago for almost DKK 10 billion (USD 1.2 billion).

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