Higher Education and Research

Achieving your university’s digital ambitions

Enhanced learning environments through digital transformation, IT modernisation, cyber security and research.

Driving digital success for institutions, researchers, academics and students

With increased competition, intense cost pressures, globalisation, significant funding gaps and students’ changing expectations, UK universities and research centres are facing unprecedented challenges. Institutions must embrace the future of education and research, including advancing digital technologies to attract and retain students and researchers while increasing efficiencies, lowering costs and keeping their people and systems secure.

Atos provides a unique combination of end-to-end digital and transformation services, core IT and support to education and research institutions. We also support world-class research with cutting-edge Quantum Learning, high performance computing and analytics capabilities, and our unique Scientific Community.

Our extensive understanding of the sector, alongside our commitment to creating the best student, staff and alumni experiences, make us a trusted partner. Through our intelligent partnership approach, we take on the responsibility for delivering transformation and value from digital solutions, leaving education and research institutions free to focus on what they are best at.

of UK students consider Higher Education to be ‘good’ value, an 18% decrease since 2012*

*Student Academic Experience Survey, 2017

Challenges and solutions

Digital transformation is at the heart of Atos’ partnerships in Higher Education and Research. We understand the unique challenges you face – and the urgent need to future-proof your operations as digital technologies advance,

Student Experience

Today’s students expect seamless and responsive digital services and interactions. We’ll help you to create standout experiences that attract students and keep them connected through university and beyond

Operational Excellence

While operational excellence and efficiency are imperatives, quick-fix cost reductions can introduce risk; in contrast, we’ll help you take a longer-term view to sustain operational excellence, control costs and free up funding for strategic priorities.

Business Reinvention

In the face of fierce competition for students and to attract research and educational funding, institutions must keep innovating. We can help you differentiate your institution by transforming your operations and delivery.

Trust and compliance

In the wake of high-profile cyber attacks, we’ll help you to implement an effective cyber security strategy and meet regulatory requirements.


What we can do

Digital student experience

Standout, joined-up digital experiences for everyday life and learning to ensure you attract and retain students

Digital workplace

Integrated enterprise resource planning and student information systems, and advanced communication and collaboration solutions.

Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud

Atos OneCloud for Higher Education

Understanding your strategic and operational challenges to deliver the optimal cloud environment, at your pace and scale.

Cyber security for Higher Education & Research

Cyber security consulting, solutions and services to safeguard your people, data, systems and reputation as the cyber threat landscape evolves.

Big data and analytics

Advanced analytics capabilities to transform education and research by leveraging maximum value from data.

World-class supercomputing for Higher Education & Research

Cutting-edge high performance computing and Quantum Learning to help you attract funding and accelerate research.

University of Oxford selects Atos company, Unify, to enable world leading innovation, communication and collaboration.

Watch how we transformed the University of Oxford’s communication infrastructure, providing full unified communications to approximately 40,000 students and staff in excess of 100,000 devices, across 38 self-governing colleges and institutions; transforming user experience and enabling more effective collaboration.

Edith Cowan: Setting new standards for universities in the cloud

After partnering with Atos, Edith Cowan became the first university in Australia to move their entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. Since then, they have benefited from optimised resources and faster and more efficient faculties and departments.

“While we reviewed the changing landscape of our organization against future expansion plans, moving to the cloud became inevitable and we found Atos with its international coverage and expertise to be the right fit”

Professor Arshad Omari, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University

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Related resources

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Digital Maturity Assessment for Universities

Helping you to build a roadmap towards your university’s digital ambitions

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Digital Decarbonization Assessment for Universities

Showing action towards sustainability is crucial for universities, but this can be done with digital transformation. Read our paper to find out how our assessment can support your strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

Case Studies

Our Customer Stories

Exploring our support across various Higher Education institutions to overcome their challenges with digital transformation

Our experts

Trevor Connell

Client Executive Partner for Higher Education

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Account Director- Higher Education & Research

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Contact: Trevor Connell, Freephone: 0800 783 3040