China University Launches World First Metaverse Major
According to the local media reports, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology in China will launch the metaverse major in the country and it will be the first of its kind.
The university renamed its Information Engineering Department to ‘Metaverse Engineering Department’ on Friday, becoming the first university department to bear this name.?
In the future, the new major will be integrated with additional metaverse courses and disciplines, according to Pan Zhigeng, dean of the School of Artificial Intelligence, which manages the newly established metaverse department. As part of the metaverse, he added, various technologies were integrated, including blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and healthcare.
The department provides training for a variety of topics, ranging from smart healthcare and education to digital tourism and its graduates are capable of meeting the needs of a variety of industries. It will also be working closely with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to conduct joint master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral training courses in the future.
Internet users were immediately enraged when the department was renamed, wondering what courses it would be offering and what kind of talent it would train.
A greater number of talents with specific skills required by metaverse-related sectors will be trained, according to Pan. Simulation technology will be used to enhance training efficiency in situations where physical operations are not possible.?
The Nanjing university established the Metaverse Research Institute last month after striking an agreement with Yalong Intelligent Equipment Group, a company that develops robots and digital transformation solutions.?
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