The American Zetta University, from West Virginia, will start its activity in Romania in February 2021, through an academic partnership with Salem University. The university leased an area of 450 square meters in the Vox Technology Park office project in Timisoara, with the option to expand to 2,000 square meters by the end of 2021.
The courses will thus be held as part of the office project and will have a standard duration of three years. University degrees will be recognized in the United States, as well as in the European Union, with students also having the option of completing courses in West Virginia. Graduates will also have the right to work in the United States for a period of up to three years, in accordance with the regulations in force.
The curriculum made available to future students provides two specializations, Information Technology (IT) and Business, being among the best adapted in Romania to current requirements in the labor market. The academic cycle will be divided into six semesters, each lasting four months, and the educational model will be innovative on the Romanian market, being divided into modules – students will study five subjects each semester, four of which will be studied intensively for a month. A novelty is also given by the fact that the students from the IT specialization will be able to receive certifications after graduating each module.
Students of the Business section will acquire basic knowledge in business administration, management, accounting, finance and management, technical skills that will be useful in a globalized economy.
“Attracting a university in an office project is a novelty for the local real estate market. We wanted, from the moment we created Vox Technology Park concept, to enable an environment in which not only employees will grow professionally and acquire new knowledge, but also employers will have access to young and highly qualified human resources. We have numerous IT start-ups within the project, and we have supported small teams in the development of innovative products, both through space and through the possibility of being part of an ecosystem with many companies in the field of technology. The academic courses that will be held at Vox Technology Park will raise the bar in local education and will strengthen the idea of a Technology Park, which is not just a marketing expression”, said Virgil Tornoreanu, CEO of Vox Property Group.