Blue Prism Announces Pioneering Global Academia Program with the University of Manchester

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “Staying true to their vision of building authentic, enterprise grade software, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), the pioneer in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has today launched its Global Academia Program, to empower students with the skills they need to participate in and shape the future of work. The company announced the program launch with its first academic partner, the University of Manchester. Through this global program, Blue Prism is making RPA software and comprehensive training and educational materials available to the world’s higher education institutions.”

David Moss, CTO and co-founder of Blue Prism, commented, “Since we invented RPA in 2001, we have stayed true to our compass of delivering an authentic, enterprise grade RPA solution. The demand for cognitive automation and RPA solutions is being felt across the globe… Our vision has always been broader and that is to share our technology with a growing network of educational partners, to ensure that we are building talent for the present and future. I’m also excited that the University, which boasts the legacy of Alan Turing, and other ground-breaking computer science firsts, has expressed a strong interest in working with us to shape the future of work.”

The release goes on, “As the program’s first partner, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom will have access to Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce solution, enabling computer science students to build out RPA projects at global scale. The public university is the birthplace of the world’s first stored-program computer and includes 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff. Alan Turing, considered to be the father of modern computing and artificial intelligence worked at the university between 1948-1954.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

Photo credit: Blue Prism

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