Finland is known for design, engineering skills and the quality made in Finland – it is the high tech leader in the North and home for biggest data centers in the world. By selecting Finland as the location for data center and cloud services you can trust that everything works here and you can feel that people are committed to your target and design is world class.

FDCF aims to support and improve education and research in the data center and cloud areas

The Finnish education system is highly valued and awarded. Quality education is the driving force of digital success in Finland. There is no single line of training as a data center expert, but a wide range of skills and training are required. School institutions plan training entities in cooperation with data center actors e.g. Ekami and Google together. Finland has researchers and engineers as well as a qualified and productive workforce.

Schools and Universities are a vital part of FDCF’s ecosystem

Technology develops on daily basis and data center field is changing fast. At FDCF we think that life is continuous education and therefore Schools and Universities are a vital part of FDCF’s ecosystem. Our vision is to increase awareness of data center related business on a national and international level and to secure skilled resources for the growing business area. In order to make this happen we co-operate with schools and universities in Finland by creating more data center related knowledge and help educational institutions to educate professionals to work in the data center field.

FDCF has tight cooperation with some universities for example by helping students in showcasing their final thesis, inviting students to our seminars, arranging events in Universities, arranging skilled trainers to Universities and helping to find a job in the data center field. FDCF’s events, seminars and digital conversation forums are open to all of our members. FDCF’s digital forum enables different stakeholders to discuss and share the knowledge and experiences in the data center field.

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For students we offer:

  • Forums and web site to promote thesis works
  • Potential organisations as target for thesis and research work
  • Events and seminars to gain knowledge and get possibility to meet business area representatives
  • Funding for selected thesis works
  • Give awards and stipends
  • Further education possibilities for adults together with universities

For universities we offer:

  • Trainers from industry
  • Events and seminars to promote research and education possibilities and achievements
  • Funding for thesis works
  • Stipends
  • Site visits to data centers and cloud service companies
  • Opportunities to arrange events together with industry leader from Finland and abroad

As an example we have arranged “Data center professional” training program for adult students together with Metropolia University and Kajaani University of applied sciences, we have propoted 3 thesis works and doctoral thesis works during year 2017 from Aalto University and we have arranged trainers to several training programs in the field.