Following is a list of our partners and affiliates, listed alphabetically:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Collaboration on development of intelligent medical training systems.
The Information Engineering Programme collaborates with the Computer Science Department on hybrid systems.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a pan-African teaching and research institute, offering a one-year graduate diploma; it is coordinating the inchoate AMI-NET/NEI network of similar institutes throughout Africa. For the past three years the IES has provided AIMS with courses in computing and supervision of dissertations; AIMS has provided the IES with four fellows. The good working relationship may form the basis for some form of twin.
The Center for Measuring University Performance, located at Arizona State University, is a research enterprise focused on the competitive national context for major research universities in the United States. The Center’s data and analyses have attracted considerable attention around the United States, and are used for the Carnegie Classification of US research universities. They are our partner in the Global Alliance for Measuring University Performance and the associated Global Research Benchmarking System.
The mission of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany is to foster public sector innovation, enhance capability, generate public value, and support good governance. The UNU-IIST Electronic Governance Programme collaborates with CTG: on the ICEGOV conference series (CTG will host ICEGOV2012), on the Smart Cities and Services Integration project with other partners, on the development of a joint master programme on Electronic Governance and Sustainable Development, and is discussing possibilities for a twinning arrangement.
Delft collaborates with a large number of other educational and research institutes within the Netherlands and abroad and has a reputation for high-quality teaching and research.
The UNU-IIST Electronic Governance Programme collaborates with eGA on the organization of the 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), Tallinn, Estonia, 26-28 September 2011.
Elsevier provides the Scopus database, which is the data source used for bibliometric analyses in the programme on Evidence-Based Policy in Higher Ed and Research. The Scopus division of the company also provides partial financial support for various initiatives under this programme.
ECNU is a high-level normal university founded in October, 1951. The University is made of 18 fulltime schools and colleges, two unconventional colleges, and four advanced research institutes.
Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nigeria
The establishment of the Federal capital Territory Administration is one of the key elements of the Administrative reforms of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to reposition the FCT towards enhanced service delivery.
Capacity building activities and joint research.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an international organization within the United Nations System where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services.
We are collaborating with the Center for Science and Technology Studies in the area of evidence-based research policy. An MOU has been signed with ISTIC that will establish a joint lab to carry out a number of joint projects and to jointly seek funding. Projects will include conducting analyses of research strengths of China in areas that have been identified as national priorities, developing methods to analyze the effectiveness of research funding programs, benchmarking research performance of Chinese universities, and sustainability modelling. The formal organization of the lab is now being discussed.
JAIST is a leading research institution in Japan, with the goal of making significant contributions to the development of the global society.
The UNU-IIST Electronic Governance Programme collaborates with MSARG and over 40 of its agencies (particularly the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau - SAFP) on the e-Macao Programme where it plays the advisory and project execution roles. e-Macao is a platform through which MSARG collaborates with UNU-IIST and local universities on technology-related and public sector-focused research, policy development and human and institutional capacity building, to strengthen its administrative reform programme and capacity to lead sustainable development of the territory.
Through an exchange of letters between the UNU-IIST Director and HE the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR, a long-term strategic partnership has been established to apply ICT to accelerate the Ministry's efforts to reduce poverty in Laos through capacity building at the grass roots level. The collaboration is formally situated in the Office of the Permanent Secretary in order to be able to coordinate with all line departments. The first planning meeting was held at the Ministry in Vientiane in April 2011, where an initial work plan was established. The University of Bremen has expressed keen interest in joining this collaboration and sent a representative as well.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the specialized governmental body of Afghanistan in the Communications and IT sector, established with the objective of implementing the Afghanistan Government policy in this sector.
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica
A ministry of the Government of Costa Rica, Central America.
National Agency for Information Technology Development, Cameroon
The National Agency for Information and Communication Technology (ANTIC), falls under the Office of the President.
The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) of the National University of Singapore is a premier institute providing IT education and training programs in Singapore.
UNU-IIST is collaborating with OSAA to produce a policy brief on research strengths in Africa, benchmarking against developing Asia and against Latin America, and examining progress in areas declared as NEPAD priorities.
The UK-based Open University (OU) is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of distance-learning methods. Open University provides expertise in e-learning frameworks and teaching methodologies at tertiary level of education.
The Poznan University of Economics (PUE) is a major academic institution in the western part of the country attracting students from many parts of Poland.
The network for the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research (ProSPER.Net) is a network of twenty-one leading higher education institutions in Asia and the Pacific that have committed to work together to integrate Sustainable Development into postgraduate curricula and research. As of July 2010 the ProSPER.Net secretariat is shared between UNU-IAS and UNU-IIST. We are working with a number of member universities, including University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University, Yonsei University, USM, AIT, and TERI University, to develop an Alternative University Appraisal system focusing on sustainable development. We also helped organize and secured funding for the Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development and helped facilitate and secured funding for the summer school on Sustainability.
The Serious Games Institute (SGI) in the UK provides expertise in virtual/mixed reality games for training purposes.
Established in 1993, the program exists to make strong connections between theory and practice in software engineering, between leading researchers and practitioners, and to make the expertise of the University available to those who wish to study while continuing in full-time employment
The UNU-IIST Electronic Governance Programme collaborates with EPFL on: the EPFL Executive Master Program in Electronic Governance by conducting annually one-week modules in Macao beginning in November 2010, Intelligence Governance of Mega-Cities Project expected to commence in 2011, and the annual ICEGOV conferences.
Collaboration on intelligent simulation environments for dental skill training.
UN-ESCWA promotes economic and social development of Western Asia through regional and sub-regional cooperation and integration.
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
An MOU was signed with the University of Bremen for collaboration in the areas of ICT for Poverty Reduction and more generally ICT for Sustainable Development. This involves joint research, education, capacity building, and policy support. In particular, the University of Bremen's Center for Spatial and Temporal Cognition will participate in the work that UNU-IIST is carrying out with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos. Their contribution will focus on cognitive aspects of designing the envisioned software.
Collaboration in joint research projects in the Information Engineering for Sustainability program.
The UNU-IIST Electronic Governance Programme collaborates with the Computing Laboratory on promoting engineering methods in the Electronic Governance research and practice community, including programming of the ICEGOV conferences and the organization of the mini-track on Development Methods for Electronic Government at the Hawaii International Conferences on System Sciences (HICSS). The Information Engineering Programme collaborates on tools for distributed systems.
The research group on Modeling, Simulation and Verification of Biological Systems of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa, provides expertise on formal methods for ecosystems. The university has also offered a joint PhD programme.
The department of Software and Systems Engineering of the University of Queensland, Australia,has a close research collaboration in the modeling of complex systems.
We are collaborating with the ESD program of the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies on conducting analyses of global research activity in sustainable development and in the areas defined by the Millennium Development Goals.
The Media Studio is responsible for providing centralized support to UNU’s activities in technology enhanced learning and research. They studio has particular expertise in work with multimedia materials.
The mission of UNU-MERIT is to provide insights into the social, political and economic factors that drive technological change and innovation.