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First Cloud Computing degree in Ireland launched

The country's first Cloud Computing masters and undergraduate programmes were announced today. The programmes are being developed by EMC Corporation and the Cork Institute of Technology.

Speaking at the launch, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said...

This government has already identified Cloud Computing as a key driver for growth and jobs.  Cloud computing is the future of technology and is likely to revolutionise the operation of businesses in Ireland if we grasp its potential. This announcement by EMC and Cork Institute of Technology is very timely as the students who sign up for these degrees will be in a position to lead Ireland’s development as an international Cloud Computing Centre of Excellence. The programmes being launched today are a model of best practice of the kind of engagement and innovative delivery that the new National Strategy for Higher Education demands.

Initially 20 Masters Degree places are on offer, commencing in September 2011, with the expectation that enrolment will grow to meet demand in future years.  Graduates can get details of the courses and information on how to apply via the website:

or by contacting the CIT Department of Computing.