WHO ARE WE?

We are the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS). We are a start-up research institute working at the intersection of information and communication technologies and international development.

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

We are located in Macau, SAR, China. While Macau is well known for its dynamic gaming industry, UNU-CS is situated in the heart of the Portuguese and Chinese inspired city center and located within the dynamic Pearl River Delta region with easy linkages to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our work is directed at the key challenges faced by developing societies through high-impact innovations in computing and communication technologies. The pillar conceptual research themes are represented by three action-oriented research labs:

  • Digital Peace Lab: focusing on ICTs for peacebuilding, supporting human security, enhancing responses to crises and mitigating human displacement;
  • Gender Tech Lab: focusing on promoting women’s empowerment and facilitating sustainable community-led development; and
  • Small Data Lab: focusing on ICTs that create actionable knowledge from local data to empower citizens with data they trust and to improve global datasets with local data.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We seek researchers at all levels. We are committed to multi-disciplinary research spanning computer engineering, social sciences, and design. Our team is trained in many different specific disciplines – but everyone is dedicated to working across disciplines. If you are interested in conducting world-leading research while making policy impact, apply now!

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