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Jul 09, 2016 06:50 AM EDT

Apple's First Ever iOS Developer Academy Will Be Launch at University of Naples in October 2016

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Apple Inc. and the oldest public university in Italy - the University of Naples Federico II, will launch the first ever iOS Developer Academy on October 2016 at the institution's new campus in San Giovanni a Teduccio.

The collaboration between Apple and the university initially allows 200 students the opportunity to participate. The curriculum of the iOS Developer Academy will include nine months and it was co-developed by the tech giant. And more institution places will be created in the coming years, Macerkopf reported.

Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO, stated that they are thrilled to be working with the University of Naples Federico II to open the first iOS Developer Academy in Europe. Maestri also said that some of the most creative developers the world has known came from Europe and they are confident that iOS Developer Academy will help the next generation get the skills they need for success.

During the first semester, the students' software development skills on iOS will be enhanced and improved. While in the second semester, students will be provided with courses on the creation of startups and app design. And the students will collaborate to create apps that could eventually be unleashed on the App Store, based on the report of Mac Rumors.

The first ever iOS Developer Academy could really help in giving people more opportunities, as Apple claimed that the App Store is the primary cause for the creation of more than 75,000 jobs in Italy, according to Apple Insider.

The iOS App Development Center model is expected by the technology company to expand into other European countries. But, there is no specific location were known at this time. Several initiatives are in progress in India, with a large design and development accelerator slated to unlock in Bengaluru in 2017.

Students who are interested can apply at the University of Naples website, and they are required to take an online test in Italian or English.

Teachers wishing to apply in iOS Developer Academy should go to the website of the university, IClarified reported.

Check this video to have an idea of a software development skills:

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