UAlbany’s Center for Technology in Government Announces 2008 iGov Research Institute

Dec. 18, 2007
Contact: Ben Meyers
(518) 442-3892

Albany, NY - The iGov Research Institute is a program of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany/SUNY and supported by the US National Science Foundation. It provides doctoral students from around the world an opportunity to assess the impact of information and communication technologies on the public sector and to understand the value of doing research in an international context. The 2008 venue is the University of Salford and the City of Manchester, UK and will take place July 13-20, 2008.

Doctoral students who are interested in international digital government research are invited to apply to participate in this week-long, intensive residential program focused on ways to advance, study, and understand digital government research in an international context. The Institute includes both academic activities and practical field visits and is organized around the experiences of a major city using advanced information policies and technologies for economic, cultural, and social benefits. The faculty team comprises internationally known researchers, as well as senior government officials. 

The 2008 iGov application submission deadline is February 8, 2008. To learn more about the Institute and to apply, visit

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. We carry out this mission through applied research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration at the intersection of policy, management, and technology. 

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