Bond Uni, Tata Consultancy sign IT education deal

Institutions will collaborate on research and development programs

Queensland-based Bond University’s School of Information Technology has partnered with Mumbai-based IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), for research and professional development programs.

School of Information Technology head, Dr Iain Morrison, said in a statement that the agreement would provide opportunities for information sharing, staff exchange programs and international industry experience for Bond’s academics.

“This agreement opens the door for us to work with TCS on a number of research projects, and to establish exchange opportunities between their industry researchers and our academics,” he said.

The School has also established partnerships with vendors including IBM and Microsoft – both of which now employ Bond graduates.

“I have high hopes that we will soon have graduates at Tata as well,” Dr Morrison said.

In April, Bond University enlisted the help of an online student recruitment tool developed by Blink Mobile Interactive to attract students, with information easily accessible via smartphones.

TCS has developed IT and business process systems for some of Australia’s largest companies including Qantas, Woolworths AGL, Foxtel, ING Direct and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA).

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