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Gazprom Neft, Yandex and JetBrains launch a free educational programme in robotics

September 2021 will see a new educational programme on robotics opening at the Computer Science Centre, developed by experts at Gazprom Neft, Yandex and JetBrains. The objective of this programme is to educate young professionals, and to bring students of various specialities into engaging with the industry.

Two years’ study at the Computer Science Centre will see students gaining fundamental knowledge, skills in developing robot-interaction algorithms and programming in various business areas, and practice on real-world industrial projects.

This new programme will help students — and anyone else wanting to master technological skills and competencies in considerable demand — build a career in robotics. Recruitment and selection for the programme has already started, with applications being accepted until 10 April on the Computer Science Centre website.

“Robotics is developing fast, with annual growth in this market reaching 40%. According to our forecasts, about one million robots are going to be needed in the oil and gas industry alone by 2030. Producing and working with robots requires people who can develop, produce and utilise them. And specialists like that need to be getting trained now.”

Aleksander Parshikov Head of Department for Robotisation Technologies and 3D Printing, Gazprom Neft

“The Computer Science Centre is soon going to be 10 years old: we’ve been running courses on the hottest, most cutting-edge topics in computer and data science since its inception. Robotics is a perfect example of working at the intersection of technology, algorithms and the physical world. At Yandex that means unmanned transport and rovers, developed by teams from various IT specialisms.”

Evgenia Kulikova Head, Academic Programmes Service, Yandex

Notes for editors

The CSC (Computer Science Centre) is a joint educational initiative by the Yandex School of Data Analysis, the Computer Science Club, and JetBrains. Gazprom Neft joined the project as a new partner in 2021.