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CTG Web News Volume X, Issue 1
Sent: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:50 AM

CTG to Host Institute on International Digital Government Research July 8-14 2007 New York City

Doctoral students from around the world who are interested in international digital government research are invited to apply to participate in a week-long, intensive residential program focused on ways to advance, study, and understand digital government research in an international context.

The Institute is organized around the theme of "the city" as a coherent unit of government that operates within a larger world. It includes both academic activities and practical field visits. The faculty team comprises internationally known researchers from a variety of prominent academic institutions as well as senior government officials from the City of New York.

The Institute is hosted by CTG and supported by the US National Science Foundation.

The application deadline is April 1, 2007. To learn more about the Institute and get an application packet, visit http://www.ctg.albany.edu/projects/dgi.

Official from the State Information Center in Beijing to Present at CTG Tuesday, February 13, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

Yu Shiyang, division chief of the Informatization Institute, State Information Center in Beijing, China will visit CTG to share his perspectives on digital government in China and learn more about CTG's research and programs. His presentation will specifically focus on the development of e-government in China.

The main focus of the State Information Center (SIC), an agency of the Chinese national government, is on e-government projects for ministries and commissions, the development of government information resources, and decision-making consulting for the National Development & Reform Commission and the State Council on ICT application strategy and economic forecasting.

As division chief of the Informatization Institute, Yu Shiyang has participated in the drafting of China's 11th five-year plan of informatization, e-commerce, and e-government; organized China's annual e-government report; and participated in or led both research and development projects associated with e-government.

For more information and to register to attend this special event, please go to: http://www.ctg.albany.edu/about/presentation.