Feeds

Wear your Computing degree

You have to go to Austria

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

If you're thinking of going (back) to university, not because you want an extra qualification but because you miss all the free time, cheap beer and young women, you could do worse than go to The Graz University of Technology in Austria and study its new degree in Wearable Computing.

You won't believe this, but the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes are the first of their kind in the world. They are a by-product of the first university-sponsored conference on wearable computers.

And adding extra credibility, the course is closely tied in with corporate sponsor Xybernaut. Xybernaut is "the leading provider of wearable/mobile computing hardware".

So what the hell is "wearable computing"? Well, you know, computing devices that you can wear. And stuff. Anyway, it's not a complete holiday (sadly) as you will be expected to learn (and be tested on) various subjects including computation, communications, signal and video processing, project and change management and man-machine interface (as well as maths, physics and electronics of course).

"The TUG has historically maintained an outstanding reputation for recognizing major industry trends," said the senior VP of Corporate Research and Development at Xybernaut Dr. Edwin Vogt. Professor Reinhold Weiss of Graz University called it "a bold step".

Graz was the first ever university to give a doctorate in technical sciences. Or maybe the first in Austria. ®

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.