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Traditionally, this summer as well, graduate students from numerous faculties from Croatia and abroad participated in Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Summer Camp in Zagreb and Split. The closing of Summer Camp was held on September 28, 2018 at company premises. The event was marked with day-long activities, including poster and demo sessions, and the official closing ceremony.

Once again, there was a great interest for sessions, where, while visiting stands, the visitors could talk to students and mentors who worked on projects. Summer Camp 2018 was characterized by a variety of ideas, partners and participants: 57 students from 16 different faculties from Zagreb, Split, Osijek, Rijeka, and neighboring countries. With the help of 36 mentors, the students worked in teams on 21 projects, primarily in the areas regarding Internet of Things (IoT), 5G technology, machine learning, radio networks, and R&D tools.

We are celebrating the 18th birthday of Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Summer Camp, which represents one of the most successful projects of collaboration between the economy and education, launched by Ericsson Nikola Tesla in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, way back in 2001. Ever since, the Camp has been a place where traditionally the best graduate students are gathered, primarily students of technical faculties, who, organized in teams and under continuous supervision of their mentors from Croatia and abroad, work on technologically advanced projects. In this way, already during their studies, the students gain their first work experience in a real business environment. Along with numerous students and mentors who participated in Camp’s activities, many representatives of the academia were present at the Camp’s official closing ceremony, headed by Prof. Tome Antičić, PhD, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science and Education.

During her welcome speech for distinguished guests, the president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, MSc Gordana Kovačević, highlighted: “I am pleased that Ericsson Nikola Tesla has been recognized among young experts as a company where not only the future of technologies is created, but also their own professional future. Numerous participants of Summer Camp are now our employees, which proves that we offer opportunities for professional development on interesting projects, where talent and innovativeness are fully expressed. Furthermore, I am happy that in 2019, apart from Zagreb and Split, the students will also be able to work on interesting projects in the premises of our newly opened R&D site in Osijek, which we officially opened last Friday.”

For successful cooperation during this year’s Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Summer Camp, recognition letters were given to: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, University Department of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, Faculty of Science, University of Split, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Department of Mathematics, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Josip Juraj Strossmayer, University of Osijek, Algebra University College, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computing, University of Mostar, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Tuzla, and Technische Universität Wien.

Prof. Darko Huljenić, PhD, the head of Summer Camp, briefly presented the way of working, projects and students of this year’s Summer Camp. He highlighted that this year there was almost an equal number of both male and female students, which confirms our respect for diversity and inclusion, which represent the foundations of our company’s culture. During the second part of the official closing ceremony, the visitors could talk directly to students and find out interesting information about the projects on which the students have been working.

During all these 18 years, working at Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Summer Camp was the determining factor when choosing an employer and the area in which they wish to further develop their careers. On the other hand, the company finds top talents in the Camp, hires them and engages them to work in the most complex global technological projects. Thus, the company strengthens its position in a demanding global market, and at the same time secures attractive business opportunities for young experts and the development of their careers here in Croatia.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla Communications

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