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Apple this week will open in Naples the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe

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Published on Oct 06, 2016

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Thursday, 6 October at 09:00 am, Apple will open its first iOS Developer Academy in Europe at the University of Naples Federico II within the new Campus of San Giovanni a Teduccio, with a first wave of 200 students enrolled. The number will be expanded to 400 students in 2017.

All students will receive a iPhone, iPad, and Macbook at the beginning of the course and also will participate in a program of nine months on a curriculum designed with Apple, thanks to an investment of approximately 15 million euros for three years of activity, divided between Apple, the University “Federico II” and the Campania Region”.

The plan to create a iOS Developer Academy specializing in Naples, Italy, has been announced for the first time in January by Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, and the Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, to increase significantly the number of app developers prepared in Italy and Europe.

“We are very happy to work with the University of Naples Federico II to launch the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe,” said Luca Maestri, CFO of Apple) in the month of July. “Some of the developers are the most creative in the world come from Europe, and we are confident that this centre will help the next generation acquire the skills needed to be successful.”

With over 2 million apps, the App Store has created an industry that was completely new, with more than 1.2 million jobs created in Europe since 2008. Developers in Europe have been paid almost €10 billion for the sale of their apps in the world. The iOS Developer Academy will help students to have a role in this revolution.

Apple is looking to expand this model of iOS Developer Academy to other european countries.

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