The partnership between FMI and EPAM Bulgaria

EPAM Bulgaria is part of EPAM Systems - the company that provides creative software solutions and engineering services for the development and improvement of various digital platforms. Since its establishment in 1993, the company has been working on its innovative strategy and integrated opportunities for consulting and design. EPAM Systems' global multicultural teams consist of more than 60,250 talented experts and span over 50 countries across six continents. They are making the future of technology accessible to their customers and communities around the world by helping to develop corporate, educational, and healthcare platforms that connect people and optimize their online experiences.

In 2021, EPAM was included in the S&P 500 index, as well as in the Forbes Global 2000 list of companies. In the same year, it was voted the most beloved workplace by Newsweek and was among the top 15 companies in Information Technology Services on the Fortune 1000. EPAM is ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list for the last three consecutive years and has also been listed among Ad Age’s top 25 World’s Largest Agency Companies.

EPAM Bulgaria has been actively contributing to the development of the education system in the country since its establishment - for more than eight years. Since 2022, the company is the main partner of the newly established Bachelor's program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", namely the "Data Analysis" program. The Bachelor's program is aimed at preparing specialists with knowledge and skills in the field of data, to make informed decisions and build models applicable in various areas of industry and public life. Students would master a solid mathematical apparatus combined with methods from statistics, informatics, and modern information technologies.

The partnership between the IT business and universities is based on traditions with proven success. Building long-term relationships with FMI is a natural continuation of EPAM's efforts to promote digital innovation in the education system. In this regard, the company's support of the learning process is of particular importance and will leave a lasting mark on the academic and career path of students. The competencies and experience from the practice that EPAM specialists possess will complement and build on the efforts of educators.  

The support for the faculty is shown in several main directions. These are mentoring and training future staff, providing material support by equipping 4 classrooms with modern technological solutions, scholarships for excellent students, as well as cooperation with educators to build a better environment for innovation. All students would have the opportunity to participate in various joint initiatives between the company and the faculty.

EPAM Bulgaria envisages a long-term partnership to be developed as a kind of collaboration with educators and researchers to improve current methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence and other digital innovations. In this way, the team aims to help build an effective and modern training process that pays special attention to the needs of students and lecturers.

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