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COMPASS Project Recognised at ICT 2015

The innovation contribution of a Newcastle-led international research project has been recognised at the EU's leading congress on Information Technology (ICT 2015) held in Lisbon. Bremen-based company Verified Systems International beat off competition from over 1000 innovations to come as runners-up in the European Innovation Radar Awards in recognition of work done in the COMPASS project led by Newcastle University's Computing Science School. Following the awards ceremony, VSI's Jan Peleska paid tribute to support received from Newcastle University's team during COMPASS.


published on: 29th October 2015

Cloud Innovation Centre wins 'Collaborator of the Year'

The Digital Institute's Cloud Innovation Centre, which has close links to the School of Computing Science, has won 'Collaborator of the Year' at the BT Dynamites 15 awards. This £1M collaboration between Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council works with companies and the public sector to transform their products and services through cloud computing and data analytics. Steve Caughey collected the award on behalf of the Centre, which has attracted over 1000 external visitors to its events, and engaged with over 100 companies.

published on: 28th October 2015

Open Lab and new EUROSOLE project: Offering a chance to 'rethink education'

Recent reports into early school leaving (ESL) across Europe have highlighted an urgent need to better understand the issue and develop targeted, effective prevention and reduction measures.  The EUROSOLE project is inspired by Professor Sugata Mitra’s work into self organised learning environments (SOLEs) where children all over the world take control of their own learning in groups using the Internet. Now SOLE Central, the global research hub into SOLE research and practice which Prof Mitra heads up at Newcastle University, is leading this three-year project together with Dr Rob Comber of the School of with Computing Science’s Open Lab and six partners across four countries: Belgium, Finland, Ireland and the UK.

published on: 28th October 2015

Clara Crivellaro’s work with Digital Suitcases is published in GOVUK

Clara Crivellaro (a PhD student from Computing Science's Open lab) has been working for the past year on a project in Erith Park, SE London in collaboration with Microsoft Research, Erith Park Regeneration Team and local residents. The project entailed supporting residents recording local stories using digital 'travelling suitcases' for their digital walking trail 'Walk the Talk'. Her research has been published on GOVUK, following a visit from Ed Vaizey, minister for digital inclusion, last week. Read the full GOVUK news item here.

published on: 21st October 2015

Outdated exams are holding children back

Writing for The Conversation, Dr James Stanfield and Angelika Strohmayer (from Computing Science’s Open Lab) review the effectiveness of the written exam in the 21st century. Read the full University press release here.

published on: 20th October 2015

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