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India Budget 2014 invests US$1.3 billion in smart cities, national digitisation initiative

The Indian Government has set aside US$ 83.4 million for a national programme to improve access to digital services and US$ 1.2 billion for its smart cities programme, Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, announced in his Budget 2014-2015 speech.

Australian government to build online national vocational education & training database

The Australian government will develop an online national database to ...

Singapore government to use MOOC to grow analytics talent

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will be partnering with ...

12 June 2014 | News

5500 Indian public schools mapped out to prevent land sales

The Hyderabad Urban Lab, a non-profit research programme focused on using mapping technologies and data to solve urban challenges, has created a map of all 5500 government high schools in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts.

29 May 2014 | News

Esri pledges US$1b in cloud-based mapping software to strengthen STEM education in US

Responding to President Barack Obama’s call to help strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri’s President Jack Dangermond announced that Esri will provide a grant to make its advanced mapping software running on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services available for free to the more than 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States.

29 May 2014 | News

Singapore University Achieves Global IT Service Management Certification

The Nanyang Technological University, one of the biggest universities in Singapore with 33,500 students, has become the first higher education institution in Australasia to achieve the international ISO 20000 certification, demonstrating excellence and best practice in IT service management, CIO Tay Kheng Tiong told FutureGov.

28 May 2014 | News

Singapore public university cuts 30 per cent in costs with open hybrid cloud

Nanyang Technological University, one of the two largest public universities in Singapore, has cut costs by 30 per cent by leveraging an open hybrid cloud infrastructure to support the university’s 35,200 students and researchers.

22 May 2014 | News

Thailand government & Microsoft to deploy cloud across all schools for 8 million students

The Office of the Basic Education Commission of Thailand and Microsoft Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers across Thailand with access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education.

15 May 2014 | News

Malaysia Government prioritises e-government, e-learning and healthcare IT in 2020 vision

Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit under the Prime Minister’s Department has highlighted deeper use of IT in government, education and healthcare in its 2013 Annual Report of the Economic Transformation Programme.

9 May 2014 | News

Future of University College London: Mobile, connected communities & digital fluency

The University College London (UCL), one of UK’s leading and oldest multidisciplinary university, with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students, is leveraging technology to transform itself into a modern university. Dr Mike Cope, Director of Information Services at UCL, speaks with FutureGov on the University’s challenges and future plans.

6 May 2014 | News

Australia government launches e-learning programme to support mental health of veterans

The Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs have released a new Case Formulation e-learning programme to assist clinicians prioritise multiple conditions and adopt a case formulation and treatment planning approach with their clients.

2 May 2014 | News

Singapore university’s green campus strategy to cut energy & water usage by 35 per cent

Nanyang Technological University, one of the biggest universities in Singapore with 33,500 students, has set out to cut energy and water usage, carbon footprint and waste output by 35 per cent by year 2020, transforming it into one of the most environmentally friendly university campuses in the world.

10 April 2014 | News

Singapore education minister shares 4 principles on ICT use in education

The Ministry of Education in Singapore is now preparing for the fourth Education Master Plan. According to Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, education must equip students with the necessary competencies to race with and not race against technology.

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