ANU welcomes the announcement of a new research and educational collaboration with leading global IT services company DXC Technology.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC said the collaboration aligns with the University’s drive to reimagine engineering and technology fit for the 21st century.
“This partnership will drive research collaboration and will give students the chance to undertake programs that will benefit government and society,” Professor Schmidt said.
ANU and DXC plan to establish a digital transformation centre at the University that will focus on education, research and innovation contributing to Australia’s digital agenda.
The new centre will enable collaborative research between industry and academia, and create a new talent pool of students who will support the evolving needs of the business community as they prepare for a digital future.
DXC will establish the new digital transformation centre at ANU next year, providing investment into research collaborations with the University’s Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and College of Business and Economics (CBE).
The partnership will also support ANU student work experience and internships within the centre, particularly through the Dandelion program which integrates people with autism into DXC’s workforce. DXC will also support outreach in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for Indigenous and disadvantaged students at ANU.
Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of CECs, said the partnership with DXC would contribute to the College’s reimagination of engineering and computer science.
“This partnership aligns with the College strategic plan, which aims to get us thinking about what our world will be like in 2050, and how people will be acting and interacting with each other through their digital and physical environments.
“Industry collaboration like this will bring together people, technological systems and science, crucial to building a new intellectual agenda,” Professor Huntington said.
Professor Steven Roberts, CBE Interim Dean, echoed Professor Huntington’s sentiments.
“I look forward to CBE working together with CECS in exploring possible research and educational opportunities with DXC,” Professor Roberts said.