About the University: United Nations University, International Institute for Software Technology is a subsidiary branch of the United Nations University which was established in the year 1973 in Macau. The acronym of the organization is UNU-IIST and it was primarily established as a branch of the scholarly wing of the United Nation. The primary aim of the organization is to deal with important global problems related to the survival of the human beings. Prof Sharon S. Dawes holds the prestigious position of the Chair of the Board of UNU-IIST. The primary aim of the organization is to increase the application of information technology to face the global challenge. The 1st International Symposium on Innovation and Sustainability in Education will be hosted by the organization in the month of October 2012 where the researchers, educators and decision makers to develop a sustainable model for education.
About Academics/Campuses/Affiliated Colleges: The last Director of UNU-IIST was Professor Peter Haddawy. Faculty :Prof. Peter Haddawy (director), Dr Tomasz Janowski (senior research fellow), Dr Liu Zhiming (senior research fellow), Dr Antonio Cerone (research fellow), Dr Han Ei Chew (research fellow), Dr. Elsa Estevez (Academic Program Officer) Former directors: Prof. Mike Reed (2005-2010), Prof. Zhou Chaochen (1997-2002), Prof. Dines Bjorner (1992-1997) The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a new research institute at the intersections of information and communication technologies and international development (ICTD) focusing on the key challenges faced by developing societies through high-impact innovations in computing and communication technologies.
Research Statistics: UNU-CS is nurturing three inaugural ICTD research Labs like Digital Peace Lab: ICTs for peacebuilding and to support human security, respond to crises, and mitigate human displacement. Gender Tech Lab: ICTs that promote women’s empowerment and enable sustainable community led development.Small Data Lab: ICTs that create actionable knowledge from local data, empower citizens with data they trust, and improve global datasets with local data.