MERA Department at the premises of Higher School of Economics (HSE is a branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod) is a unique educational program initiated by MERA, Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Information Technology (NNIIT) and HSE as part of a trilateral agreement. The goal of this Department is to minimize the gap between the expertise of university graduates and business demands for highly qualified specialist.
In accordance with the set task, training at MERA Department in HSE encompasses the following aspects: IT-related desk and field studies, workshops and electives on the most acute IT issues, scientific research. Besides, it is mandatory for all Software Engineering students to undertake a practical training and internship at the Department itself, at MERA or any other IT company of Nizhny Novgorod. MERA qualified professionals are among professors of the Department.
Graduates of MERA Department possess the knowledge and expertise in information and communications technology enabling them to work as programmers, system administrators, project managers, test engineers, etc. Therefore, by meeting the industry demand for highly qualified personnel, MERA helps to improve IT education and ecosystem.