Halmstad University invests in professional development for business and industry
With support from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, Halmstad University is investing in professional development in several different areas of business and industry. The courses are at advanced level, free of charge and online based with a flexible pace of study.
”The courses are based on a study of the needs and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in business and industry. The courses are within Halmstad University’s strong educational and research areas.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has speeded up Halmstad University’s planned investment in professional development for business and industry. Already this summer, courses will start based on needs and requests from business and industry, thanks to a contribution from the Knowledge Foundation with the aim of strengthening Swedish business and industry.
“The courses are based on a study of the needs and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in business and industry. The survey was conducted with the University’s alumni and business partners, as well as with support from Region Halland, the TRR Foundation, and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. The courses are within Halmstad University’s strong educational and research areas Information Technology and Innovation Sciences, especially artificial intelligence (AI) and business development”, says Thorsteinn Rögnvaldsson, Professor and Programme director of the University’s Knowledge and Competence Center Research for Innovation.
All courses are online and in English. They are advanced level courses and the entry requirement is an undergraduate degree in technology, business or the equivalent. The pace of study is set at half speed, but the courses are flexible so that you can follow them at your own pace. Participants can choose to take the entire course package, single courses or separate modules within a course – you should be able to study parallel to working.
Even those who do not have formal qualifications can apply for the courses and have their prior learning validated.
Free of charge for the participants
The courses are included in the range of courses offered by Halmstad University and qualify for credits. They are free of charge for the participants.
Halmstad University receives SEK 5.8 million from the Knowledge Foundation to develop and provide a total of nine courses several times over the coming 18 months.
Text: Louise Wandel and Lena Lundén
Halmstad University course packages for professionals
Course Package DIGIBUS
The course package DIGIBUS (Digitalisation of Business in a Global World) is an exciting mixture of modern information technology and business. The courses are developed for entrepreneurs, managers and business leaders as well as consultants within business management or the equivalent. Examples of courses: AI for Executives and Global Entrepreneurship.
Course Package RELIFE
The course package RELIFE (Remote digitalisation education to enhance the lives of industry workers affected by COVID-19) is developed for professionals interested in developing within information technology, for example IT consultants, engineers and CTOs. Examples of courses: Cybersecurity Issues of Distributed Work Places and Applied Deep Learning with Tensorflow.
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