University of Limerick’s €46m-worth Software Research Center Launched

University of Limerick has recently launched its software center, which is expected to provide 90 PhD and 46 post-doctoral positions for research and development. The institution will train software engineers to fill the skills gap in the field of software industry for the next generations. The said investment was funded by the Science Foundation Ireland in Lero, State, and EU structural funds, and is said to be worth €46m. This new investment is only one of the parts of Lero’s move in expanding its specialty in research and software engineering. The world-class research center is also seen to host software researchers from several Irish universities.

Source: RTE

Software Engineers From Top Companies to Mentor Students of New Silicon Valley Engineering School

Good JobHolberton School of Silicon Valley has announced that it will bring 14 new engineer mentors from top companies such as IBM, CTO, Symfony, Apple, and Google. These software engineers are in addition to first 81 professionals from top companies such as Uber, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Microsoft, etc. They are expected to mentor the students in what it takes to be a software developer from those companies.

The school was founded and launched in October by industry veterans from Apple, Docker and LinkedIn. This is to help address in the increasing demand for software engineers but with less mentors to guide the students.

Source: Market Wired

Software Academy Degree Now Offered InCardiff University

With the objective to prepare the graduates for their future career in the field of technology, the Cardiff University in Newport now offers Applied Software Engineering – the first of its kind in the country. This three-year degree program aims to teach graduate the practical skills and applied software engineering.

The university has 31 initial graduates for this year. Information Technology and software engineering is a huge industry in the country, with approximate 3,100 new personnel recruited each year. As of today, the country is estimated short of 00,000 IT across the continent and it is expected to last up to 2020.

Source: BBC