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U. Maryland commits $25 million to help quantum startups

The University of Maryland will house a $25 million incubator for quantum computing startups, offering access to high-quality internet and connections with potential customers, the school announced last week. The $25 million comes from state investment and from the university’s Discovery Fund. The incubator’s goal is to guide independent entrepreneurs and academic spin-offs to offering concrete, commercial solutions that use quantum computing technology, the university said. Emily Bamforth reports.

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Online learning still high priority, Educause finds

The coronavirus pandemic prompted higher education experts to turn their attention toward expanding online learning and microcredentialing, according to a new report released Monday by Educause. COVID-19 wasn’t the only factor that placed a renewed focus on improving these offerings. Educause’s annual Horizon report also examined the factors shaping the industry, including dropping enrollment and a scramble for higher education funding. Emily has it.

Universities accelerate cloud adoption

Universities and colleges are moving their finance and human capital management systems to the cloud at a quickening pace, according to data published Monday by The Tambellini Group, a higher education advisory and research firm. Researchers found that among institutions that made decisions for those systems in 2020, more than 90% selected cloud solutions, rather than buying technology to continue hosting services in their local environments. Colin Wood has the details.

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