NUIG and HP launch MSc in Cloud Computing Research

27 Feb 2012

HP's Dr Chris Coughlan, and NUI Galway's president Jim Browne, Dr Tom Acton and Dr Emer Mulligan

NUI Galway and HP have launched a new Master of Science degree in Cloud Computing Research which offers a programme of advanced research on the business-focused aspects of cloud computing.

The degree was designed by the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway with HP Galway’s Cloud Services Innovation Centre.

It’s available through a one-year full-time or two-year part-time research-based course which begins in September 2012.

“Through direct dialogue with key industry partners such as Hewlett-Packard, Information Mosaic and others, we constructed this degree to meet the needs of these and other companies moving into the cloud space, and to provide a vehicle for the realisation of knowledge-intensive research into cloud computing,” said Dr Tom Action of NUI Galway, who created the course.

Applicants should already be working in the ICT sector or tech-related role in other sectors with a qualifying degree with related experience. Alternatively, they can hold an undergraduate degree containing information systems, technology management or an equivalent.

The field was identified by the Government, Forfás and the IDA as one of the best potential high-value growth areas for Ireland which could create jobs for the country.

“This innovative and international master’s degree is a critical support component in developing and sustaining Ireland’s smart economy ahead of the curve, and in the creation of high-value employment within Ireland,” said Dr Chris Coughlan, manager of HP’s Worldwide Cloud Service Innovation Centre. is hosting Skills February, a month dedicated to news, reports, interviews and videos covering a range of topics on the digital skills debate.