EON Reality and University of Bologna Announce Prestigious, World-First New Masters Degree in VR, AR and Innovation.
IRVINE, CA, August 27, 2019 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with the University of Bologna, Italy, announces the world’s first fully-accredited Master’s degree in both Innovation studies and Extended Realities (XR).
The ‘MIXR’ master’s (with honors) degree is the first in the world to combine digital leadership across several industry sectors, including practice-based studies in XR, and encompassing both Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) theory and app development.
This brand new master’s degree has been created in response to Industry 4.0, the vastly changing landscape of tech-based education, and the expansion of skills required to fit the talent needs of modern global businesses.
The aim of MIXR is to provide students with the knowledge required to engineer XR experiences, specializing such skills in four high-potential domains: design, architecture, fashion, and medicine.
The MIXR educational program will be taught in two phases followed by an industry internship provided by EON Reality. This internship will provide students with application ideation, incubation, and development across a plethora of hardware systems. These systems run the gamut from mobile devices and Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and others, to research-specific spaces likes Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVEs).
This is the first program like this on a global level, and it shows how far EON Reality has progressed as the true leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality education. The Global Academy team is extremely excited and inspired by this brand new postgraduate-level partnership with the University of Bologna.
The first phase of the immersive Masters degree focuses on an advanced foundation of theoretical and methodological knowledge delivered by the University of Bologna faculty.
The second phase of the Masters is technology-led and covered by EON Reality’s global VR Innovation Academy team based out of Manchester, UK in conjunction with the University of Bologna faculty.
Finally, the degree course concludes with a Student Internship at the laboratories of EON Reality’s Bologna office, along with a choice selection of other XR companies.
The MIXR Degree, taught by the University of Bologna in collaboration with EON Reality, launches this November for the start of the academic year.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 8,000 applications. Over 40 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.