Education

According to the European Commission, spending on education across Europe is decreasing and stagnating, posing a real threat to Europe’s potential for growth. This impacts us all, and therefore we believe that bold and innovative approaches based on strong multi-stakeholder partnerships are crucial. We also believe that the benefits that technology can bring, both in and for the classroom, have never been more important to realize.

At Microsoft, we work closely with local, regional and national governments, and focus our efforts on support for three main areas: modernizing education, ICT skills training, and providing low or no cost technology that helps students learn, educators teach and administrators manage the business of education. Read more»

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code

Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more »

European children teach MEPs how to code in the EU Parliament

Earlier this week on 17 October, 40 young coders from across Europe travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels to showcase their coding and technology skills at the fifth annual EUDojo event. Taking place during Europe Code Week, the event, run by CoderDojo – an organisation dedicated to encouraging children … Read more »

Technology transforms migrants’ lives in Italy

Today, on World Refugee Day, we join the world in focusing on the global refugee crisis, sharing stories to help raise awareness of the challenges facing millions of people around the world – people like Mohamed, a refugee from Sierra Leone, who has been living in Italy for one and … Read more »

The technology revolution transforming education

A revolution is happening in education. The instigator? Technology. Just as workforces around the world are being transformed by devices and the cloud, so too are our classrooms – from kindergarten all the way to university research labs. In May 2017 in New York, Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, spoke about … Read more »