The OIP welcomes for the first time a member in the domain of higher education and training!
The Open Internet Project (OIP) association is very pleased to welcome École Hexagone as a new member! This is the first time that a school forming our future engineers, computer scientists and developers joins the OIP, in order to participate actively in the work and actions of the association, aiming to denounce and correct the abuses of dominant position, while extending its prerogatives to the issues related to education.
Indeed, many French schools that train students for digital professions work closely with American tech giants, “locking” their students into American software ecosystems, who later in their professional careers often become natural ambassadors for these solutions in the companies that hire them. At the end of their training, many graduates leave France or the European Union to be hired by the American tech giants, who often offer very high salaries that they compensate by their business practices based on dominant positions, which their French competitors cannot match.
The Hexagone School, Great School of French Digital Sovereignty, created in 2020, currently has two campuses in France, in Clermont-Ferrand and Versailles, and will have nearly 200 students at the beginning of the school year. The academic programs of the 4 tracks; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Master’s degrees in Information Systems Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Cyberdefense, are built around and with French publishers and manufacturers; Stormshield, 3DS Outscale, Scaleway, HarfangLab, Olvid, etc.
All the members of the OIP welcome the Hexagon School!
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