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Tackling the data centre skills gap
The data centre industry needs to promote the education of their staff, move away from a small niche of specialists, and promote cross-disciplinary working through knowledge, writes Robert Tozer The data centre skills gap refers to both the knowledge gap (lack of training and experience) and the numbers gap (lack of people to fill positions).... Read the full article

Robots are empowering special needs children and reducing the IT skills gap

Companion robot Matilda helps Australian teachers create engaging learning environments for special needs students while improving their cognitive skills La Trobe University in Australia has teamed up with a local school for students with intellectual disabilities to trial a robot classroom companion. So far Matilda (who thankfully looks nothing like its chainsaw-wielding Robot Wars namesake)… Read the full article

Cardiff Universitys new supercomputer facility receives EU support

A £15m supercomputer facility at Cardiff University has had the backing of the European Union. Cardiff University is set to build a supercomputing facility. Entitled ‘Supercomputing Wales’, the facility will bring together students, researchers and industry members in the pursuit of scientific and engineering projects. The universities of Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea will be… Read the full article

Surveillance culture begins in school, finds EFF report

Children are being spied on by tech companies through devices and software used in school environments, which collect data including names, dates of birth, browsing history and location data, according to a new report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The group found that in many cases this data collection is being conducted without… Read the full article

UK universities to join in crackdown against essay-cheat websites

Universities in the UK have been asked to support a government-led crackdown against websites providing essay plagiary services to students. Currently, it is the responsibility of individual institutions to implement their own policies against plagiarism in line with the national Quality Code for Higher Education, but Jo Johnson, UK Universities Minister, has now announced the… Read the full article