IBM announces Shared University Research awards
IBM has announced Shared University Research (SUR) awards for three Indian institutions to promote research in areas of mutual interest.
The SUR awards, totaling US$ 210,000, will drive key projects across International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Indian School of Business Hyderabad and SP Jain Management Institute and Research (SPJMIR) Mumbai, and strive to connect the research and researchers at the universities with IBM experts in similar fields of work.
Uganda: Microsoft to train 200,000 teachers in ICT
Microsoft has tiedup with Ministry of Eeucaiton to make all teachers in Uganda computer literate in five years' time. Under this partnership, over 200,000 teachers will be equipped with computer skills in a bid to modernise and improve learning using technology in the classroom.
Disclosing this at the Uganda National Innovative Education Forum, Minister of Education Namirembe Bitamazire said the project will benefit underprivileged schools since it will now be possible for schools to share information and good teachers using advanced technology.
Certiport to help Delhi students develop IT skills
A pilot project will be launched by the Certiport to enable 500 12th class students in Delhi with little or no computer experience, to develop critical digital skills through Certiport Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC