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»

German students build applications of the future

Three incredible projects have been crowned winners of Microsoft Germany’s student competition, Hack@Home! More than 200 students took in the competition, which challenges students to build sustainable solutions for German companies using Microsoft Cloud Germany services. The applications must help the businesses to digital transform and increase their productivity, while … Read more »

Celebrating Hour of Code across Europe

This week, Microsoft is proud to again support’s “Hour of Code” campaign, a global movement to inspire millions of young girls and boys to try coding for an hour.  With 65 per cent of children entering primary school today expected to work in careers that do not even exist … Read more »

Celebrating learning without borders

How do you travel more than two million miles in 48 hours? And come face-to-face with live penguins, ancient precious objects and be led by some of the world’s smartest guides? Simple. Join a Microsoft Skype-a-Thon. Skype has transformed education. Empowered with this and other new tools, teachers and students … Read more »

Real Madrid stars participate in Hour of Code

Footballers from Real Madrid have used Skype to encourage more children to use technology and learn how to code. Three stars from the Spanish club, one of the most successful in history, spoke to school students via Microsoft’s video service about the importance of learning computing skills. Marcelo Vieira, Sergio … Read more »