Computing Graduates still in Great Demand

graduate demand pic Over the past year levels of unemployment have continued to rise and areas such as manufacturing, banking and finance have been hit hard. However, for those working in IT and Computing it's a happier story. There are still plenty of job opportunities within the IT and computing sectors.

In April 2009 RTE published a report highlighting a shortfall of up to 3000 computing graduates, resulting in the need for companies to hire up to 50% of their requirements from abroad. Since then, whilst there has been an overall rise in unemployment, Computing and IT jobs have continued to grow. On speaking with various recruitment agencies, it is clear that positions for Software Developers/Software Engineers/Testers are in demand at the moment and companies are seeing growth in their IT departments.

School of Compuing CSETs, CNGL and CLARITY exhibiting at ESOF 2010

CNGL and Clarity at ESOF 2010Prof. Frank Gannon (SFI Director General) with Cara Greene and visitors at the CNGL stand

The School of Computing SFI funded CSETs, CNGL and CLARITY are exhibiting at Science in the City as part of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 (ESOF 2010). Both centres were selected from many different research centres across Europe to exhibit at this prestigious outreach event.

The Euroscience Open Forum 2010, taking place in Turin from the 2-7 July, is one of the most important events for showcasing scientific research.

CNGL signs MOU for research collaboration with Japan's NICT Institute

DCU, on behalf of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) in Tokyo.

CNGL-NICT signingThis Memorandum of Understanding for research collaboration with NICT is part of CNGL's strategic objective to strengthen relationships with international partners and to develop new opportunities for research collaboration in areas underpinning Next Generation Localisation.

Professor Josef van Genabith, Director of the CNGL at DCU's School of Computing, led the CNGL delegation which included Dr. Páraic Sheridan, CNGL Operations Director, Mr. Richard Stokes, CEO of DCU INVENT and Mr. Takeshi Fukunaga head of the Global Meta Media Division of Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), an industrial partner of CNGL based in Tokyo.

Prof. van Genabith said, "We are particularly pleased to sign this agreement to deepen the relationship between Ireland and Japan in the research and development of computing technologies in areas such as language, speech, and digital content personalisation which are becoming increasingly important."

School of Computing, Final Year Projects Expo 2010 a great success

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For over 20 years the School of Computing, DCU have run an event to promote and celebrate their final year graduates on the BSc in Computer Applications course. This year the event took place in the Helix and was attended by some of Ireland's well recognised computing/IT companies such as Google Ireland, Amazon, IBM, AIB, Accenture, and many more. The guest speaker Mr. Padraig McKeon from 'Ireland Your Country Your Call' who is also a DCU graduate and Trustee, gave an inspiring and motivating speech to all, focusing on how our graduating students with the specific knowledge and skills they have in computing and future technology have the chance to focus on new opportunities even within the current economic climate.

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