Apple, Vice-President Jackson: “Naples at the forefront, it is crucial for us”
"Apple needs Naples. Thanks to the University of Naples for its continuous collaboration"
In Naples, a graduation ceremony for over 300 students of the Apple Developer Academy Federico II, at the Auditorium of the San Giovanni a Teduccio, the final act of the sixth edition of the Academy`s training course born from the collaboration between the university and the Cupertino company. The ceremony was attended – among others – by Matteo Lorito, rector of the Federico II University; Giorgio Ventre, scientific director of the Apple Developer Academy and Lisa Jackson, vice-president for Environment, Policies and Social Initiatives at Apple.
According to Lisa Jackson, “at this point it is Apple that needs Naples, that is how this equation works. Thanks to the University of Naples Federico II for its continuous collaboration. It is always a privilege for me to return to Naples, especially at such an important historical moment for the city”.
“This academic year has been exciting, we started in September with a visit from Tim Cook,’ Ventre recalled, ‘we then developed a year of work with new technologies and the students achieved incredible results. Many students came from abroad, over 30%. A project not only of the Frederick community, but of Naples and Campania. The future will be even better, we have seen a 40% increase in enrolments with many arriving from foreign countries”.
“Apple is a great element of attraction,” Lorito emphasised, “for the Federico II it means growing thanks to the Academy with Apple, for Apple it means having perhaps the most important training centre globally, and for the students it is a great opportunity”.