BCCS Cluster is growing! It is a pleasure to announce the 15th member – Vilnius University. the first and largest Lithuanian University, Vilnius University according to “QS World University Rankings”, is among the 400 of the best universities in the world.
This partnership will strengthen the collaboration between education and business as well as boost ICT security innovations, cybersecurity, the use of blockchain technology, fintech, and most importantly it will open pathways for interdisciplinary collaborations and enriched study programmes.
“Universities in BCCS Cluster will, without doubt, bring value not only to members from the academic field but to the ecosystem of the Cluster as a whole. Today the market is very dynamic, therefore for boosting innovation it is vital to follow the latest development and share practical insights. Joining forces by combining competencies and talent will bring mutual value. This collaboration will open pathways for growing specialists to find internships and careers,” Petras Petkevičius BCCS Cluster coordinator.
BCCS Cluster was founded in 2019 with the mission to support organizations, communities and those around us by creating a consolidated ecosystem of subject-matter experts with shared values to collectively innovate, discover new knowledge and opportunities. The establishment of the Cluster is a natural result of cooperation between organizations, understanding that working within one field of competence simply is not enough. Therefore it is vital to gather experts that complement each other from other spheres for the realization of ideas.
“The more diverse members, especially from the academic side, will join the consortium, the more opportunities we will have. Until now our university has been more “horizontal” than knowledgeable in the IT side, hence it is very important to be a part of the Cluster.” Professor, Head of Scientific Research and Faculty of Economics and Management at Vytautas Magnus University Giedrius Jucevičius.
“Through BCCS Cluster our university faculties have gotten closer – not only the economy but IT, math and law faculties as well. Until now universities have been rivals, avoiding exchanging knowledge. I believe that through the cluster we can bring the faculties closer.
It is important for us to attract young people to study IT, perhaps this membership will allow us to find links between our universities, think of topics together. This dialogue will allow having inter-university communication.” Saulius Masteika Vice Dean ant Vilnius University.