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  • Innovation centre to address one of Australia's biggest failings

    A new innovation centre at Curtin University in Perth is attempting to address an area Australia struggles with – connecting academia and industry.

  • Former university IT manager found corrupt

    The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that Brett Roberts, a former IT manager at three universities, engaged in corrupt conduct by authorising and certifying the payment of false invoices.

  • Microsoft testing new Office 365 features to entice educators

    Microsoft announced a private beta for a pair of new services Wednesday aimed at making its Office 365 service work better in schools.

  • Chinese university opens Microsoft-backed U.S. outpost

    China's Tsinghua University has teamed up with the University of Washington and Microsoft to launch the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) -- a tech-focused graduate school that's the first of its kind.

  • Optus to help digitise schools

    The Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and Optus will create technology solutions for schools across the state following a new agreement between the companies.

  • Creating the right digital roadmap

    Australian universities face a significant challenge: deliver digital content to students from anywhere but still provide the same level of learning that has been traditionally offered by teachers in lecture theatres.

  • Supercomputer to help drive discoveries of disease-resistant crops

    Scientists are using a supercomputer to identify the nanostructure of cellulose to potentially pave the way for more disease-resistant crop varieties and increase the sustainability of the pulp, paper and fibre industry.

  • Apple's Tim Cook tells GW grads: Ignore the cynics, change the world like Steve Jobs did

    Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address to the George Washington University Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 17. He reflected on negative and positive influences in his life, from Gov. George Wallace to President Jimmy Carter to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, urged students to find their direction and to make a difference in the world. Here's the <a href="">transcript from his talk</a> as well as the <a href="">video, which is below</a>.

  • Building ICT skills ‘can’t wait until 2017’: ACS

    The Australian Computing Society (ACS) has welcomed Labor’s promise to introduce initiatives to strengthen Australia’s digital cohort and close the IT skills gap, but cautioned these actions “simply can’t wait until 2017”.

  • 7000 students learn coding with Microsoft campaign

    This week saw more than 7000 school students from all over Australia learn computer coding as part of the #WeSpeakCode campaign, led by Microsoft.

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