Opera goes back to school, kicks off global education program

OSLO, Norway – August 18, 2008


Starting today, Opera Software kicks off the first of 14 university tours in countries across the globe, as part of the new Opera Education program. This aims to work closely with schools and universities to enhance learning about the Web.


“We hope this initiative will contribute to student understanding of the Web and the browser industry,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software. “The seminars will generate discussion on important topics currently facing the future and challenges of the Web, among the next generation of industry leaders.”


Opera Education also includes a complete online course in best-practice Web design, a student representatives program, and internship opportunities.


South Africa is the first country to host a series of university seminars by Opera Software for the next two weeks. University tours will also be held in Russia, Indonesia, Germany, the United States, India, Brazil, Japan, Poland, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, France, China, and Ukraine.


Opera Software aims to hold 10 university seminars in each country between now and April 2009. The seminars will explore topics such as the history and future of the Web, the browser industry, open Web standards, Web applications and the increasing role of mobile Web browsing in developing countries.


The seminars will provide an opportunity to share deep industry insight about the Web from one of the most provocative companies shaping it. Students can gain new perspectives on technology trends, and network with people leading the IT industry.