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Prof. Ulrike Rivett on ICT4D in South Africa

Prof. Ulrike Rivett on ICT4D in South Africa

HEdIS team member Prof. Ulrike Rivett from the University of Cape Town visited the University of Oldenburg. Not only did she held a guest lecture on Information Communication Technology for Development, abbreviated as ICT4D, we also had a group meeting to start planning ahead for the coming months. In her lecture, Prof. Ulrike Rivett talked about ICT4D – mobile technologies to leapfrog development in Africa. She works in a research team on Information for Community Services,¬†iCOMMS, a research team within…

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Virtual pre-module of the Summer School started

Virtual pre-module of the Summer School started

All participants of our first HEdIS Summer School “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizen” are supposed to participate in the virtual pre-module. Each confirmed participant got an invite to the Summer School platform, on which the participants of the Summer School find preparing ressources and pre-module assignments,¬† and are supposed to work through the four themes the Internet of Things, Water, Mobility and Energy. Assignments have to be uploaded and quizzes have to be conducted before the start of the Summer…

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Confirmation mails are sent out

Confirmation mails are sent out

Applications for the Summer School are closed and notification mails were sent out to eligible participants. We are now waiting for the last eligible participants to confirm their participation. All participants can start preparing for the Summer School in an virtual pre-module from next week onwards. It will, in general, consist of articles, journal papers, videos and podcasts to get familiar with the themes of our first Summer School. Besides getting a basic understanding of the themes and respective challenges,…

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Summer School applications are open now

Summer School applications are open now

Applications for our first HEdIS Summer School on “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens” are open now. The overarching subject of the programme is the Internet of Things (IoT) that is so far underachieved even though it is said to be the driver of the fourth industrial revolution and Future Internet. African countries are not keeping pace with these technological advancements and do not have the skills and research required for IoT. It, however, offers potentials that will be explored in…

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SAVE THE DATE for our first Summer School

SAVE THE DATE for our first Summer School

The title of the first HEdIS Summer School is finally set: “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens”. We are excited to announce that the Summer School will run from November 20th to 4th of December, with face-to-face lectures and workshops taking place from November 23rd to 29th at Nelson Mandela University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The HEdIS team aims at creating awareness about sustainability problems in the themes water, mobility and energy. We will, among other things, tackle the complexities…

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