The Borneo Post
UCTS to host IPID-Asia online school
SIBU: University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), Tallinn University (Estonia) and Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) (Namibia) will host an IPID-Asia Online School from Nov 2 till 4.
In a press statement yesterday, UCTS said the aim was to gather postgraduate students and early career researchers in the area of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).
“The school will focus on prospects, conditions and impacts related to the ICT4D in terms of broader social, ethical, cultural as well as economic developments.
“The online school will be conducted via Zoom and is hosting 20 participants from Malaysia, Indonesia, Finland, Namibia, USA, United Kingdom, Pakistan and India,” it said.
The facilitators include academicians from Agder University Norway, University of Waikato (New Zealand), Comsats University Pakistan, University College of Technology Sarawak, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Sheffield Hallam University (UK), University of Toronto (Canada), and Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Germany), it added.
The statement said International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is a Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) research network operating worldwide.
The network has over 1,000 registered members consisting of graduate students, researchers and practitioners. The online school is sponsored by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Spider/Sida).