Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt said money would also be provided to buy “teaching aids, such as Raspberry Pi’s or Arduino starter kits”.
He said that without investment in the subject, the UK risked “losing a generation” of scientists.
Speaking on Wednesday at London’s Science Museum, Mr Schmidt outlined further plans: “Put simply, technology breakthroughs can’t happen without the scientists and engineers to make them. The challenge that society faces is to equip enough people, with the right skills and mindset, and to get them to work on the most important problems.”
Google has also sponsored a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum showcasing the life and career of Alan Turing.
This is Google at its best.