The European Commission – in conjunction with the ERASMUS+ programme and with the Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2019 – launched a great initiative lead by Guglielmo Marconi University, the TRUST European project (2020-2022): Financial Technology and digital innovation to modeRnise and develop cUrricula of VietnameSe and Philippines UniversiTies. TRUST triggered the interest of multiple European universities and organizations, including Serbia, UK, and Vietnam and Philippines as targeted Asian countries. TRUST involves as Higher Education representatives the University if Belgrade (RS) and Glasgow Caledonia University (UK), three universities from the Philippines (University of Cebu, Saint Louis University, Mapua University) and three universities from VietNam (University of Economics and Business of Vietnam National University, Hue College of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City Open University).
TRUST partnership also includes representatives of the Financial Services Sector such as Deus Technology (IT) and the Fintech Philippines Association (PH). TRUST aims to improve the quality of the Higher Education in FINancial TECHnology and digital innovation to answer to the emergent workforce need of the Financial Services Industry. The rapid development of FinTech industry in recent years requires a new generation of workers with specific knowledge and specializations in which the traditional training programs could not provide. TRUST aims to prepare students, future workers of the Financial Services Sector with the use of technology by designing a new master on FINancial TECHnology and digital innovation (FINTHECH) and by modernizing other masters of Business and Economics in Vietnamese and Philippines Universities. All TRUST partners are coming together in London (March 12nd and 13rd, 2020) for the Project Kick-Off Meeting, hosted by the GCU-Glasgow Caledonia University London.
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