Apple Computer Australia has announced that it will issue 39 grants to Australian universities, amounting to a total of $415,000. The grants will come from the Apple University Development Fund (AUDF) and will contribute to the completion of technology-based projects, many of which have export potential, Apple sources said. The AUDF is a joint venture between Apple and university-campus Apple resellers, the Apple University Consortium (AUC).
Some of the universities awarded grants include the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney. The Australian Defence Force Academy also received a grant for its fluid mechanics teaching software.
Networking professor for SU
Cisco Australia has announced that it will sponsor a chair for Internetworking at the University of Sydney.
The Professor of Internetworking will be responsible for the development of courses and programs in the area of networks. The move coincides with the release of research indicating Internet and intranets job advertisements had increased four-fold in the first half of 1996.
"The development of courses in Internetworking will provide students with highly marketable skills, in an area which is under-represented, both at an industry level and academically," said Gavin Brown, vice-chancellor, University of Sydney.