The University of Tokyo, also known as Todai or UTokyo is set to offer a range of study programs that will take place in the Metaverse. The program has been said to begin later this year.
According to report gathered, the courses will be offered to students ranging from high school to adult learners in the workforce.
It was reported that the Metaverse study programs will not be delivered via its own dedicated faculty that offers degrees but will instead operate under Todai’s faculty of engineering and engineering-related graduate schools. Students who complete the courses will receive certificates.
The university’s project has been launched to address the lack of skilled personnel working on “digital transformation” and “advanced technologies.”
The course to be studied will also create a situation in which “anyone, regardless of age, gender, social standing and area of residence, can learn about engineering and information science.”
For junior-high and high-school students, they will receive an introductory view of the space, along with learning about the potential roadmaps to find work in engineering, science and other related fields. They will receive the content in a mixture of online and face-to-face lessons.
University students and those already in the workforce will be offered opportunities to reskill/upskill via related online courses focused on artificial intelligence (AI), next-gen communication tech & entrepreneurial education.
There will also be a push to attract more women to study the programs, as the lack of female representation in engineering has been identified as an issue.