FITech 5G

FITech offers training in 5G technology for all Finns interested in the topic

The need for experts in 5G technology is rapidly growing in Finland and around the world.

Eight FITech universities together with University of Helsinki are using a million euros in funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture to launch expert training in 5G technology. The courses will be open to all, and free of charge. Topics of the courses include, for example, the internet of things, embedded internet, system vulnerabilities, and wireless technologies.

The courses will be available from all FITech universities as well as University of Helsinki. In addition to the universities, several leading companies in the field are involved. They have had a central role in defining the needs for skills, knowledge, and training.

Studying will be free of charge throughout the project period, until the end of 2023. Aalto University will be coordinating the project.

Photo: Aalto University / Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Finland needs 5G skills to keep its leading position

Fast and high-capacity mobile connections are made possible by 5G network technology. The coronavirus pandemic has spurred the move to 5G network technology by increasing the need for remote work, remote guidance of production, and other new services.

An exceptionally strong position has opened for Finland in developing 5G network technology, and the industrial products and services that utilise it. Finland holds a leading global position in the field, and keeping that position depends on how capable we are at training skilled labour for the needs of a growing market.