10 July 2008
DataArt Launches DataArt Labs, a Joint Project with Two Leading Universities in Kharkiv (Ukraine)
DataArt announced the launch of DataArt Labs, a new project with Kharkiv National University and Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (KHNURE) . DataArt Labs project focuses on discovering young talented IT specialists , drawing from the most accomplished students and post-graduates, offering them adequate roles in the company’s projects without strict time constraints. The arrangement allows students to gain hands-on knowledge of the industry, while clients receive discounted rates on selected projects.
“DataArt Labs framework allows students to combine core education with practice. They receive a unique opportunity to participate in all stages of a project, from market research, to software development, to client communication, without interrupting their university studies,” said Mikhail Zavileysky, DataArt COO.
DataArt has been supporting academic initiatives in different universities for many years, one of which is the now well-known joint Econo-Physics program with St. Petersburg State University. The opening of the Kharkiv office in 2007, coupled with the dynamic company growth and a recent investment made the initiative a reality. Dean of the School of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering of Kharkiv National University, Grigory Zholtkevich, and Dean of Faculty of Computer Engineering and Control of KHNURE, Vladimir Hahanov, head the project at their respective universities.
“Our key goal is to introduce innovative technologies and to implement the latest IT market trends in the university programs, so that we can rip the benefits of the best IT talent working for DataArt,” said Alexander Nikitenko, head of DataArt Kharkiv office.