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18 July 2018 — 3 min read

How Dropbox is helping the University of Sydney solve the world’s most complex problems

“Collaboration is vital to our success as a University. Technology and digital innovation are key to the unique learning experience offered at the University of Sydney. As our staff undertake multidisciplinary research, they increasingly need to coordinate with different areas of the University. Dropbox fast-tracks this process.”  - Mike Day CIO University of Sydney

Academic research impacts our lives on a daily basis, often in ways we don’t even realise. From the internet to the nicotine patch, many amazing innovations were the product of professors and students working at universities. Some have changed the world, others have saved lives, but all have impacted us in one way or another. That is why it is critical we ensure the future of research at university and find ways to make it easier and quicker.

We are already securing the future of research at universities in the UK such as The University of Manchester, Cranfield University and The University of Cambridge, helping them collaborate more effectively and push the edges of their respective fields. “It’s scalability and ease of use are key factors in us making Dropbox available to everyone at the university,” says Dr. Mark Ferrar, Chief Architect of University Information Systems at the University of Cambridge. “We want to offer the best choice of collaboration tools for our staff and students so they can focus on their important work, and Dropbox fits perfectly into this.”

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Now, we’re delighted to be working with the University of Sydney to help secure its world-class research facility and empower researchers to collaborate freely with colleagues. The roll out of Dropbox has proved a huge success for both researchers and data stewards, who now have greater visibility and control of their research data. “One of the things that providing tools like Dropbox really helps us with is to make sure we’re keeping the data that our academics need safe,” says Mike Day, CIO, University of Sydney.

The main goal of the institution is to create an environment in which its staff and students can flourish. Deploying Dropbox to 100,000 people is a huge step toward achieving excellence in education and research. “Collaboration is vital to our success as a University,” says Mike. “Technology and digital innovation are key to the unique learning experience offered at the University of Sydney. As our staff undertake multidisciplinary research, they increasingly need to coordinate with different areas of the University. Dropbox fast-tracks this process.”

Watch our video above with The University of Sydney to find out how Dropbox is ensuring its researchers can focus on solving the world’s most complex problems.

Dropbox has partnered with GÉANT to provide affordable access to Dropbox to its network of 10,000 Education and Research institutions across Europe. To find out more about this offering, contact us.

 

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