To train scholars from developing economies to participate as knowledge producers and not just knowledge consumers in today’s information age. “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” Albert Einstein
Information and Communication Technology is a core of almost every business, governmental, and organizational process and procedure in the modern world. As noted in the quote above attributed to Einstein, the significant problems in health, education, government, and other areas in developing countries can only be solved by thinking at a higher level of analysis than the level at which the problems were created.
Scholars are needed in these developing environments that are thinkers and doers and that will use their research results in Information and Communication Technology to address and to help solve the multi-faceted challenges in their own countries. We believe that resident scholars can be a major force in helping tackle some of the massive challenges currently found in many developing countries.
The ICT University (ICT-U) Vision 2020 Agenda aims to make ICT-U the premier destination for research, innovation and training of scholars relevant for the context of developing economies.