Anglia Ruskin University: Helping tech experts shape the digital future
- Published: Monday, 18 May 2015 14:36
- Written by Anglia Ruskin University
Case study by Anglia Ruskin University
One of the reasons Times Higher Education awarded Anglia Ruskin with the title Entrepreneurial University of the Year is our commitment to finding innovative and results-driven ways of partnering with businesses and sectors to develop their staff.
Our Degrees at Work team partnered with CNet Training to develop a postgraduate degree designed for the data centre industry – the first of it’s kind in the world.
Working with firms like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, the MA in Data Centre Leadership and Management was launched to help leaders and senior managers working in data centre facilities to transform their careers.
Data centres play a huge role in modern life. Without them, there would be no online shopping, social media or anything else hosted on the internet – and modern life as we know it would become unrecognisable.
Leadership and management skills are just as important as technical skills for keeping these centres running, making this new Masters degree absolutely essential to further develop and enhance skills and ultimately form the elite group of data centre professionals.
CNet Training is the world leader in professional education and training to data centre professionals and its clients include major and highly recognised multinational organisations across the globe.
The aim of this collaboration was to unite two forwardthinking educational organisations to introduce new top-level learning within the data centre industry to benefit both individuals and the industry itself.
Jan Skene, Head of Degrees at Work at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “People working as data centre leaders are often technological wizards who have been fast tracked to the top, but have not necessarily undergone training relevant to a leadership or management position. Anglia Ruskin is working with CNet Training to find a solution to this skills gap through Degrees at Work.
This partnership demonstrates once again how Anglia Ruskin is at the forefront of innovative learning in the workplace and that employers are benefiting from this flexible method of working with a university.
Andrew Stevens, Managing Director of CNet Training, said: “This global first and unique opportunity is a result of the combination of CNet Training, recognised as the global leader in data centre training and education, and Anglia Ruskin University’s awardwinning high-quality work-based learning. It provides a unique education and personal development opportunity for those working within a data centre to advance their knowledge to master degree level.
“Working with Anglia Ruskin University offers the perfect partnership for both highly skilled individuals working within the data centre environment and the data centre industry itself. Individuals can become part of the ultimate elite group of highly qualified data centre professionals and the industry can benefit from the enhanced knowledge and expertise that will be channelled into it.”