The LMPI project seeks to establish e-learning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for the protection of computer systems and networks in three Partner Countries, Vietnam, Moldova and Kazakhstan. In order to bridge skills gaps at both technician and engineering levels, the partners will develop a lifelong learning program in this area for employers, the curriculum to be developed will meet the needs of private companies which are seeking specialists to protect themselves against cybercrime.

The context
Cybercrime affects almost all countries. In order to face it, well-trained specialists in advanced computer technologies are needed. The three participating Partner Countries suffer from a shortage of managers, technicians and engineers to address this major problem. The need for the project which develops university education in this sector is, thus, quite evident. A survey of 500 companies will analyze the needs in basic and specific skills in businesses and therefore the training needs and specialization required for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. It will then be possible to design the courses contents and educational resources in each of the three countries and to set up a center of excellence in each of the three leading universities (resource center and technology platform equipped by the project).

Innovative aspects
The project envisages training courses that can be accessed online as well. Each partner university will build or adapt a didactic cyberspace in which all activities will take place. The innovation in the development of the distance learning didactic approach will be coordinated by Uninettuno.