The largest neutral peering node for the Czech Republic NIX.CZ, which also operates the Slovak exchange NIX.SK, has established a cooperation with the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics of the University of Žilina. This faculty, as one of the few in Slovakia, teaches students applied network technology, thus preparing future engineers for networking professions. The first step in a closer cooperation between the two institutions was the donation of the unused Nexus 7010 switches. These devices were donated by NIX.CZ representatives to the university’s teaching personnel to provide equipment for practical training.
"As part of the training course, colleagues from the Faculty of Management Science and Informatics of the University of Žilina place great emphasis on connecting network theory and practice, thanks to which students have the opportunity to observe network elements and work with them during their university studies. This approach corresponds with our values and attitude, which is why we decided to support the training of future network engineers by donating our Nexus 7010 switches," said Marian Rychtecký, Technical Director of NIX.CZ.
“Naturally, this is only the start of our cooperation. In the future, we expect to prepare joint projects related to the education of future network specialists, so that they get a good foundation for their future career. Cooperation with the academic environment has always been important for our association, " added Adam Golecký, director of the NIX.CZ association.
The Faculty of Management Science and Informatics of the University of Žilina is a modern university institute with more than thirty years of tradition. Almost 1,600 students are currently studying at undergraduate and graduate level, who attend twelve accredited study programs. The Faculty of Management Science and Informatics offers top education and research in the field of informatics, management, information and network technologies under one roof.
NIX.CZ has been associating Czech, and foreign Internet related businesses in order to mutually interconnect their networks for over 25 years. Access to the company’s infrastructure is enabled through seven collocations in Prague, three in Bratislava and one in Vienna.