The memorandum of understanding will provide closer links between the worlds of corporate technology and academia by paving the way for University student placements with EDS, which has a large presence in Derby; further training of 200 EDS project staff in specialist computer skills by University experts; University-based activities for training purposes among senior EDS managers, e.g.: forensic computing and games design at the University’s Kedleston Road main site, or cookery at its Devonshire Campus in Buxton.
Professor Coyne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “The signing of this memorandum of understanding between the University and EDS, both in reality and in Second Life, is the start of what we hope will be a long and happy association in both worlds. “The experience of simultaneously conducting the University’s business in real life and cyberspace is a first for me. Perhaps this is one way a busy Vice-Chancellor can actually find the time to be in two places at once.”
For more information about the event, visit www.derby.ac.uk/secondlife.