TAU Teams with New York's CA Technologies to Open New Innovation Center Monday, July 16, 2012
School and business to collaborate on IT management and cybersecurity issues
TAU President Prof. Joseph Klafter and CA Technologies CEO Bill McCracken (Photo: Roni Kantor)
Tel Aviv University and CA Technologies, a New York-based IT management software and solutions company, signed an agreement on June 20, 2012, to develop a new Innovation Center on TAU's Israel campus to concentrate on issues central to the field of information and technology, including IT management and cybersecurity.
TAU joins Stony Brook University in New York and the International Institute of Information Technology in India to become the third global Research and Development Center that CA Technologies has established through the framework of its CA University Relations program.
"The goal of the partnership is to provide opportunities for TAU faculty and students to work with CA Technologies experts on research and development, offering our students invaluable work-related experience through internships and other projects," said University President Prof. Joseph Klafter. He noted noted that the hands-on experience the students gain in addressing business and IT problems will supplement their in-class learning and give them marketable skills.
This program is part of CA Technologies' overall commitment to leveraging public and private learning in order to foster a spirit of innovation as part of their company culture, said Chief Executive Officer Bill McCracken. "Through our university partnerships, motivated, hardworking, and energetic students gain an incredible amount of experience that will better prepare them to be future leaders and innovators in the workforce. In turn, we benefit from insights and ideas that can unlock new ways of solving our customers’ challenges, potentially leading to new offerings in the future."
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