Scholarships boost for Computing Science

Issued: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 08:43:00 BST

Computing Science students at the University of Glasgow are to benefit from a scholarship funded by one of Scotland’s leading IT firms.

Graham Technology has pledged £16,000 for a post-graduate student place to help train the computer scientists of tomorrow.

The pledge will go towards post-graduate study in a specialised research area, such as next generation internet or human-computer interaction.

Professor Ray Welland, head of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow said: “We are delighted that Graham Technology is investing in post-graduate research.

“Computing science is increasingly important in the modern world and Graham Technology has recognised this fact. Once here, the scholars can be assured of a first-class training in an environment where education and research complement each other.

“The support of Graham Technology is extremely valuable and we look forward to welcoming their scholars to the University of Glasgow.”

Graham Technology’s Managing Director, Mike Hughes, said: “Computer science post graduates are a vital component of Graham Technology’s continuing success on the international stage, and this is true for any UK-based software business.

“We view this scholarship as an investment in the future of the ICT industry in this country.”  

The agreement is the latest in a long line of collaborations between the University of Glasgow and Graham Technology, which has already demonstrated that it is committed to developing the skills and employability of students by establishing a close relationship with the computing science department at the University of Glasgow.

The firm is a member of Club 21, the University’s business partnership programme, and regularly takes students on paid summer placements. The company has also employed a steady stream of graduates from the University on a full-time basis.

Graham Technology employs 350 people worldwide and has regional offices in North America, Australia, Holland, Ireland, Indonesia, New Zealand and South Africa. The company is currently achieving worldwide success with sales of its customer interaction platform, ciboodle.

For more information please contact Ray McHugh in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535 or email

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