KazNU concluded a memorandum of cooperation with Softprom, the official distributor of HEXAGON

News | 24.05.2024

HEXAGON advanced geospatial solutions in educational programs of the leading university of Kazakhstan

May 2024, Almaty. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University signed a memorandum of cooperation with Softprom, the official distributor of HEXAGON Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial.

Within the visit of the regional representative of HEXAGON Alexander Tasev to the Republic of Kazakhstan Softprom met with the university management to discuss issues of potential cooperation between KazNU and HEXAGON

As a result of the discussion, a memorandum was signed, which involves the use of Hexagon products and solutions for working with geospatial data in the teaching process of students, educational programs, as well as joint participation in research and commercial projects.

Softprom distributor Hexagon

The main objectives of cooperation are to create favorable conditions for exchange of ideas, information and technologies, organization of joint scientific research and professional development within the framework of agreed priority areas.

KazNU plans to use HEXAGON solutions to train highly qualified specialists, who are now in great demand in the market. These are graduates of such faculties as:

  • Faculty of Geography and Nature Management. Specialties Geodesy and Cartography, Geoinformatics
  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. Specialty Space Engineering and Technology
  • Center for Remote Sensing of the Earth.

KazNU will be provided with academic and commercial licenses of ERDAS IMAGINE, M.App Enterprise, Luciad development platform.

Softprom specialists will provide support in deployment of licenses, provide consultations during the use of HEXAGON solutions.

Hexagon for education

Cooperation between KazNU and Softprom is not the first project within the HEXAGON Educational Program

Students at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) use ERDAS IMAGINE, Hexagon's leading geospatial data processing system, during their Earth Remote Sensing course. The program provides software licenses for students to practice open remote sensing data processing. Read more about the V.N. Karazin KNU project here.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensors, software and autonomous technology.

Hexagon's Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division enhances the resilience of the world's critical services and infrastructure. The company's solutions turn complex data about people, places and assets into meaningful information and capabilities for more effective and faster decision-making in public safety, utilities, defense, transportation and governance.

About Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, also called KazNU or KazGU, is a national research university located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Named after philosopher and scholar al-Farabi, it is one of the country's largest universities. KazNU is Kazakhstan's oldest classical university. 

The leader of the General rating of universities of Kazakhstan, the first in the history of the country laureate of the Prize of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan "For achievements in the field of quality", diploma holder of the Prize of the Commonwealth of Independent States for achievements in the field of quality of products and services. By the Resolution of the Government dated July 25, 2022 KazNU was granted the status of a research university.

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