Computer science

When girls win, we all win.

This International Girls in ICT Day it’s clear – when girls win, we all win. There’s no escaping it: the impact of STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – are crucial in today’s connected world. Not too long ago, anyone who wanted to surf the web had to … Read more »

Europe Code Week: A timely reminder for partnership

By Sylvie Laffarge, Director, Philanthropies Europe, Microsoft Significant progress has been made when it comes to injecting computer science education into more curricula across Europe. But we can’t slow down. Europe Code Week reminds us that the power to drive change resides within us all. This year we are reinforcing … Read more »

Europe Code Week

This Europe Code Week, we focus on short-term and long-term ways to prepare current and future generations for our modern, digital workforce; and ultimately nurture a passion for STEM education among young Europeans. Check out what we have planned around the region! … Read more »

Dutch NGO goes all out: 10,000 young coders to break world record

Dutch NGO CodeUur gets parents involved as they aim to change the school curriculum and set a world record in coding. World records are made to be broken! Coinciding with the kick-off of Europe Code Week, Dutch NGO Code Uur, Microsoft Netherlands, Dutch schools, students, teachers and education ministers today set a … Read more »

The power of imagination

Now in it’s 13th year, Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrate solutions that can change the way we live, work … Read more »

From Pupils to Princesses, Kodcentrum Gives Everyone a Chance to Code

Non-profit opens up new opportunities for more young Swedes to learn computer science Last year, Microsoft launched Upgrade Your World, an initiative celebrating the non-profits who are working to create a better tomorrow and the technology shaping our world. Over the next few months we’ll be highlighting some of our … Read more »

Inspiring a new generation of inventors

By Don Grantham, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) This week we are hosting the 2016 Microsoft Global Educator Exchange in Budapest, Hungary. It is an opportunity for educators from across the world to come together, share ideas and collaborate on new classroom tools and teaching methods for students. … Read more »

Is computer science trapped in a curriculum time warp?

By Don Grantham, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) As Europe Code Week continues this week, governments, businesses and NGO’s across Europe are looking at new ways to introduce computer science education and coding skills to more people and boost digital literacy across the region. With 45% of EU … Read more »

Meet the women who will shape Europe’s future

Nuvola Rosa

Marina is a straight A student aiming to pursue a career in medicine; Molly and Lois are both passionate interior designers; and Rocio is an aspiring engineer with a desire to help build Europe’s future. What do they have in common? All four recognise the importance of technology in securing … Read more »