Industry-leading software developer and digital transformation specialist Amdaris, and the Technical University of Moldova (TUM), marked the official opening of their state of the art training and amphitheatre space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 1st September 2021.
The renovation of the facility is a result of an ongoing collaboration between Amdaris and the university. It comes as part of the Amdaris’ corporate social responsibility initiatives for the local eastern European areas in which the company operates.
The partnership to date has seen Amdaris make significant investments in equipment, including high-performance desktops, for the university’s amphitheatre. The space is used by the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics for lectures, as well as for university-wide special events and delegations visiting the Technical University of Moldova. Amdaris’ support for the university aligns with its ethos to enable the next generation of technical talent, and the latest investment is a contribution that makes an impactful contribution to both the development of the community and country.
Joining the official opening of the amphitheatre was Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation, Iurie Turcanu; UK Ambassador for Moldova, Steven Fisher; and Anna Chirita, Strategic Project Director for the National Association of ICT Companies. Additional speeches and presentations were given by Viorel Bostan, Rector at the Technical University of Moldova, and Amdaris Co-CEOs Vlad Nanu and Andy Rogers. The partnership with the university has personal significance for Amdaris Co-CEO Vlad Nanu, who himself is a Bachelors and Masters graduate of the Technical University of Moldova.
After the event, students and individuals early in their careers attended the Amdaris workshop ‘Where science meets art’ to learn about what it takes to be an IT specialist from those in established careers. Focused on inspiring the next generation, attendees could meet, network and learn from spokespeople and discover the next steps to a career in IT.
Vlad Nanu, Amdaris Co-CEO, said: “As a graduate of the Technical University of Moldova myself, I wanted to find a way to give back to the institution that equipped me with the skills and knowledge for my early IT career. Having approached Viorel to discuss how Amdaris can best support the next generation of graduates from the Technical University of Moldova, we are honoured to help refurbish one of their most well known lecture and event amphitheatres used in all aspects of university life.”
Andy Rogers, Amdaris Co-CEO, added: “For Amdaris, investing in the renovation of the amphitheatre is more than investing in the local university community, but the future of the Republic of Moldova. Given the huge focus on digital transformation and skill development, the technology sector provides one of the greatest opportunities for GDP growth. We are proud to support the Technical University of Moldova with the very best of facilities to nurture some of the country’s best IT and technology talent.”
Viorel Bostan, Rector of the Technical University of Moldova: “Amdaris is not only a development partner of the Technical University of Moldova, but one of our most prominent employers. Amdaris currently has close to 400 employees, of which nearly 300 are local, many of whom are TUM graduates,” says Bostan. “With Amdaris’ generous support, we can offer our students the very best learning environment, which is of the greatest importance for us at the university. Positive and stimulating learning spaces are vital when it comes to inspiring the next generation of tech talent, and we are excited to see students using this space to continue to learn and grow.”