Microsoft joins forces with the University

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The University of Salford has signed a Shared Goals Agreement with Microsoft which aims to equip students with the digital skills that employers are looking for. This follows Microsoft’s annoucement last year which kicked off the initiative.

Students will benefit from courses focused on areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data science, while also having access to LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft’s AI Business School and technology learning courses, GitHub and industry certifications. It will also allow students to build critical non-technical skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

Mike Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the University of Salford, said:

“The University has a long history of working in partnership with industry and equipping students for the world of work. 

“The Shared Goals Agreement with Microsoft provides a framework that enables the University to give students access to the latest digital tools, gain valuable experience, and industry-recognised certifications to help them succeed in their future careers. 

“I’m delighted to work with Microsoft and look forward realising the vision for the benefit of our staff, students, and our industry and business partners.”

Chris Rothwell, Director of Education at Microsoft UK, said: “The purpose of our Shared Goal Agreement with the University of Salford is to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge, competencies and mindset required to succeed in a world beyond University which is increasingly digital.

“Microsoft and the University of Salford hold an aligned vision to ready students for the future and bring the best of technology and learning together to support students and educators.”

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