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NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Tue, 18 Dec 2007
Contact: Alison Heaphy
(518) 442-4598

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

     
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 http://www.ctg.albany.edu/institute.

The Center for Technology in Government is an applied research center devoted to improving government and public services through policy, management, and technology innovation. The Center, located at the University at Albany, works with government to develop well-informed information strategies that foster innovation and enhances the quality and coordination of public services. For more information visit www.ctg.albany.edu.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit www.albany.edu. For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit www.albany.edu/news/experts.htm.