Cooperation agreement between SMIT and TTÜ contributes to academic work
The IT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior (SMIT) and Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ) have signed a cooperation agreement, the goal of which is to prepare skilled workforce for the ICT field and to include unique and practical know-how from SMIT in the academic work at TTÜ.
SMIT and TTÜ began substantive cooperation during last fall. During this academic year, nine specialists from SMIT have already shared their expert knowledge with the students of TTÜ’s School of Information Technologies as guest lecturers. The students got to attend lectures on e-police solutions, the necessity of logs, information security and cryptography, as well as the advantages of the agile development principle, which is used at SMIT. This spring students will also hear about the IT baseline security system ISKE, biometrical solutions and information security.
Merle Küngas, Head of SMIT, has said that the centre is keen on introducing the fascinating and important daily work of SMIT to students. “The students of TTÜ are our current and future employees and we wish to show them that the IT solutions created for police officers, the emergency centre, rescuers and border guards, are very interesting and that young people are able to contribute to the safety of Estonia, and therefore the safety of everyone living here, with their work,” added Küngas.
According to Gert Jervan, Dean of the School of Information Technologies at TTÜ, SMIT offers a unique environment for students, where they can learn about technologies that regular IT companies do not work with. “We truly hope that SMIT will become a regular internship base for our students and a place where they can carry out their thesis works. The participation of SMIT employees in our academic work helps bring the latest trends of internal security information systems.”