• Students

    This page will contain information for current and future students that are involved in the course ICT in a different Culture.


    As a result of active participation in the student study tour and a substantive study of literature, the student will be able for the specific situation in the country of interest:

    1. To describe the overall economic situation, and the governmental policy relating to it. Furthermore also the situation on micro economic level; trained and untrained people, employees of small businesses, unemployed and people living in rural and urban areas.
    2. To describe the educational level of the schools and universities, and the governmental policy towards it. Also the policy towards people without access or with difficult access to education, and its corresponding educational level.
    3. Outline the different levels of demand of the market, and also how these levels compare to the Dutch educational levels.
    4. To indicate the opportunities for Computing Science and Information Science research for both universities and industry.
    5. To indicate current ICT utilisation in universities, government and industry both in the urban as well as in the rural areas. Hereby focusing on the type of demand, and to what extent the current level of access can answer this demand.
    6. To describe the current status of the infrastructure in the country of interest with special emphasis on availability of hardware (distribution and communication channels, supply of parts), opportunities for maintenance and available knowledge and skills (at several levels including the Dutch vocational levels MBO and HBO).
    7. To be able to motivate to your own insight which types of development work have the desired effect, and how they correlate with governmental policies.

    After successful completion of the course, students are capable to provide a motivated answer on questions regarding the role of ICT in the country of interest, focusing on the one hand on usefulness and sensibility issues and on the other hand on feasibility restrictions and opportunities in the context of
    industry (in what sectors and what problems can be expected?)
    government (idem)
    university (idem)
    society (idem)
    Do you need more information? Take a look at the prospectus: studiegids.science.ru.nl.