VIROO enables UTR to create the biggest EDUCATION VR Center in the world
The Technological University El Retoño (UTR) celebrated the grand opening of its new VR Center located in Aguascalientes, Mexico. A new center that will help to create the future world’s best leaders.
The Governor of the State of Aguascalientes, Martin Orozco Sandoval, the Director of the Aguascalientes Institute of Education, Raúl Silva Perezchica, the Secretary of Economic Development, Manuel Alejandro González Martínez, Virtualware VP Sergio Ramirez and Emmanuel Carrillo UTR Vice-chancellor among others, attended the great inaugural.
Immersive technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way universities deliver course content, enabling learners to access spaces and engage with experiences that might otherwise be unavailable to them. Considering that the use of VR has become a reliable technological trend in education, UTR, a higher education leading university in Mexico, is committed to creating the future world’s best leaders by incorporating VR technology as a distinguishing element of its academic offer.
The new VR center a is a 500m²space, designed to create an engaging and personalized environment, that opens new opportunities for deeper learning. A new lab center where UTR fosters the exploration and learning by doing experiences.
This new Virtual Reality room is deployed in a technology patented by the company Virtualware called VIROO. It is a complete solution that enables companies and institutions to create workspaces where maximize the high potential of VR technology, making UTR capable to create the biggest VR Center of the world.
Composed of the most advanced virtual reality technology hardware and a powerful software platform, this innovative VR centre will allow UTR students and teacher to create, manage, control and deploy learning resources and activities in a simple way, adjusted to the different levels and subjects.
This new space is a new concept that allows teachers to train the professionals of the future.
“Our immersive room empowers the university with the next-generation of immersive technologies industries are already embracing, helping them to create work ready professionals.”
Sergio Ramirez, VP Virtualware Mexico
“This VR Center is the materialization of the alliance between strategic sectors in the benefits of our students and the society in general”
Emmanuel Carrillo, UTR Vice-Chancellor
Founded in 2011, and located in the municipality of El Llano, Aguascalientes, the Technological University El Retoño is a new alternative of higher education that has around 1000 students. It offers 3 engineering degrees, 7 advanced university technician programs and Bilingual International Sustainable Program (BIS)