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The University of Coimbra is one of the first university institutions in Portugal to join the “Microsoft Learn for Institutions” Program.
Boosting and accelerating the development of digital skills in several areas are the main objectives of the collaboration that materializes in a Memorandum of Understanding and that provides for a set of initiatives aimed at teachers and students of the Institution, taking full advantage of Microsoft’s technological tools.
Adherence to the “Microsoft Learn for Institutions” Program will allow access to some of the most recognized Microsoft certifications in the job market, thus translating into a valuable asset for enriching the curricula of teachers and students and for their greater appreciation and professional recognition.
Additionally, it will allow access to a vast set of technological tools, seeking to guide and foster new ways of teaching and learning, but above all, increasingly preparing institutions and their trainees for the demanding challenges of an increasingly technological and modernized society .
In this context, educational institutions adhering to the Program and its participants, will be able to access training programs online, with personalized content and modules provided by Microsoft. Within the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Microsoft and the University of Coimbra, the latter will provide, specifically, training courses specially targeted at Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud Computing platform. Additionally, at the end of the 2020/21 academic year, students at the University of Coimbra will also have access to a pilot project in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
All students at the University of Coimbra, regardless of their area of training, will be able to enroll and access the courses and certifications provided for in the collaboration between Microsoft and the higher education institution.
The “Microsoft Learn for Institutions” program is already being integrated by several university institutions in Portugal, having been the first Memorandum of Understanding established with the University of Coimbra.