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Tech University Working with IBM To Push Cloud Education

The Wroclaw University of Technology will be working with IBM Poland to develop a cloud computing center in that country. That includes development of 10 courses to educate students about cloud computing practices, especially focused on IBM Tivoli software. Cloud computing is the practice of delivering IT services online.

"The new cloud center will provide a common platform for students and professors, industry partners, and government agencies to work on real solutions based on cloud computing that will align people and technology effectively, and will generate value for both services providers and clients," said professor Czesław Smutnicki, director of the Institute of Computer Engineering, Control, and Robotics. "We plan to start immediately with a cloud computing practice for over 500 students later this summer. The cooperation will continue in the field of education, Ph.D. programs and research."

Last year IBM signed an agreement with the Polish government to build a new IBM IT service delivery center in the same city as the university.

The news about Wroclaw U was the latest in a line of cloud computing initiatives that IBM has announced since introducing its IBM Cloud Academy, a global forum for educators, researchers, and IT people in education to develop cloud computing projects.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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