United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology

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United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology
聯合國大學國際軟件技術研究所
UNU-IIST.JPG
Type United Nations
Established 1992
Location  Macau, China
Affiliations United Nations
Website Official website

The United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST; Chinese: 聯合國大學國際軟件技術研究所; Portuguese: Instituto Internacional para Tecnologia de Programação da Universidade das Nações Unidas) was a United Nations University Research Training Centre based in Macau, China.

History[edit]

In 1989, the Council of the United Nations University decided to establish in Macau the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) as a research and training centre of the University. UNU-IIST opened its door in 1992 with the blessing of the governments of Portugal, China and Macau, also the initial donors of the Institute. As part of the United Nations, the Institute was to address the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare by international co-operation, research and advanced training in software technology.

Recent history during the 2000-2010 decade[edit]

UNU-IIST positions as both a university and an organ of United Nations. For nearly a generation, it has been committed to providing vital research on critical software systems while mentoring exceptional academics from around the developing world. As the world of information and communication technology (ICT) has changed immensely over the decades, it has defined a new mission along with a four-year strategic plan in 2010. The plan calls for UNU-IIST to embark on a more dramatic and focused response to the new computing environment and its potential to serve the cause of sustainable development (SD).

Eventually, UNU decided to evolve the former IIST into a new Institute on Computing and Society (ICS).

Administration[edit]

The last Director of UNU-IIST was Professor Peter Haddawy.

Faculty as of 2013 [1]
  • 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ People, UNU-IIST, Macau.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°11′45″N 113°32′55.75″E / 22.19583°N 113.5488194°E / 22.19583; 113.5488194