The University of Tokyo is set to offer a range of programs for a wide audience to grasp the fundamentals of metaverse studies. It will provide educational programs for which the disseminating of information will take place in the metaverse.
The institute believes that the metaverse would bring about an educational system, in which anyone irrespective of age, sex, social standing, and residence can learn about engineering and information science.
Todai’s faculty of engineering and engineering-related graduate schools will set up this new program. The project aims to address the shortage of personnel skilled to handle digital transformation and keep pace with rapid changes in advanced technologies. A local Japanese media report says that the educational programs will be directed at junior and senior high school students. It will introduce them to engineering and information science fields, and provide information about possible career paths.
Moreover, a concerted effort will be made to reach out to female students to develop an interest in engineering. Students from other universities will be able to access the Todai metaverse to look for information about possible careers in engineering. The students can take advantage of online and face-to-face classes. They will also be able to take part in practical learning through the cooperation of companies involved in areas like product development.
The students or those already in the workforce can leverage reskilling opportunities; there will be online courses in artificial intelligence (AI), entrepreneurial education, and next-generation communication technology.