Posted on 25/01/2013
Royal Holloway's ICT4D Centre has been ranked in the world's top ten science and technology think tanks in a report launched at the World Bank and United Nations this week. The Global Go To Think Tank Index is based on recommendations from global experts and institutions.
The ICT4D Centre is an cross-disciplinary centre which works to understand and implement efforts to achieve sustainable development using ICTs among the poorest communities in the world. For further information on the Centre's activities and the think tank ranking see a fuller report on the College news website.
Staff and students from the Politics, Development and Sustainablity (PDS) group in the Department of Geography play a highly significant role in the ICT4D Centre. Emeritus Professor Tim Unwin was the main driver behind the setting-up of the Centre and you can read more about his reflections on the Centre's achievements on his blog. Dr Dorothea Kleine, is the current Director of the ICT4D Centre and is also the Director of the MSc Practising Sustainable Development. Since September 2011, this MSc has had an innovative ICT4D stream which draws on the expertise within the ICT4D Centre and its partners outside Royal Holloway.