Brighton University wins design computer base

Brighton University has been chosen over De Montfort, Coventry and Middlesex universities to host the first Computers in Teaching Initiative centre for art and design.

The CTI centre will be funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Wales and Scotland and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, which have together granted 1.25m to last until July. The Government has pledged to pay running costs until 1999, and Brighton will be expected to provide overheads and staff time.

The four universities were shortlisted from an original list of 19 (DW 26 January), which included the Royal College of Art.

The new centre’s director Suzette Worden is one of three staff being transferred from Brighton’s art and design faculty specifically to work on establishing the centre.

Worden feels Brighton’s existing database and network contributed to the selection.

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