Sydney uni opens TechLounge: photos

Sydney uni opens TechLounge: photos

Summary: The University of Sydney has opened a new "TechLounge" to encourage students to interact with a variety of new technologies.

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  • (Credit: The University of Sydney)

    The lounge has been built in collaboration between the university and Microsoft, and includes a Microsoft Surface table.

    Microsoft Australia public sector director Michael Gration said that he hoped the students would love and relate to this sample of Microsoft's technology, and said he wished that he had had that sort of common room when he was at university.

  • (Credit: The University of Sydney)

    The room forms part of the university's Learning Networks Program, which aims to expand and modernise on-campus learning and social spaces.

    It was based on feedback from students who stated that they needed more places to work collaboratively in addition to independent study areas.

    "There is an increasing diversity in terms of what students need from their study spaces on campus, and those needs go beyond the traditional individual desk in a 'library-style' learning space," said the university's Students' Representative Council president Donherra Walmsley.

Topic: Microsoft

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