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Project ID: 1143796637
Entity: Global University System
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Activity: Creation of Global University System (GUS)
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Activity description: GUS aims to build a higher level of humanity with mutual understanding across national and cultural boundaries for global peace [Varis, et al, 2003]. The GUS is a worldwide initiative to create advanced telecom infrastructure for accessing educational resources around the world. The aim is to achieve "education and healthcare for all," anywhere, anytime and at any pace. The mission of GUS is to help higher educational and healthcare institutions in remote/rural areas of developing countries to deploy broadband Internet in order to close the digital divide. Learners may take courses from different member universities, obtaining their degree from the GUS, thus freeing them from being confined to one academic culture of a single university or country. These institutions also act as the knowledge center of their community for the eradication of poverty and isolation. Those institutions affiliated with GUS become members of the GUS/UNESCO/UNITWIN Networking Chair Program located at the University of Tampere in Finland. We envision to interlink those members through broadband Private Virtual Network to conduct megavideoconferences as well as related research project, “Globally Collaborative Environmental Peace Gaming (GCEPG).” The GCEPG is a computerized gaming/simulation with a globally distributed computer simulation system to help decision makers construct a globally distributed decision-support system for positive sum/win-win alternatives to conflict and war. The idea involves interconnecting experts in many countries via the global Internet to collaborate in the discovering of new solutions for world crises, such as the deteriorating ecology of our globe, and to explore new alternatives for a world order capable of addressing the problems and opportunities of an interdependent globe.` Tapio Varis - Takeshi Utsumi - William Klemm (Eds.) “Global Peace Through The Global University System” University of Tampere, Finland, 2003 ISBN 951-44-5695-5 The entire contents of this book can be retrieved at; http://makeashorterlink.com/?M2D252E09 Our projects focus on the content delivery through broadband Internet (satellite, terrestrial, wireless, etc.) for eradication of poverty and isolation in remote/rural areas of developing countries, particularly on the intercultural mutual understanding for attaining global peace. This is to construct information and knowledge societies, and to bridge the knowledge and digital gap that exists between developed and developing countries, as promoting free exchange of ideas and knowledge; to maintain, increase and disseminate knowledge through our work in education, the sciences, culture and communication. As an extension of our GCEPG project, we will foster creativity of youngsters around the world. Researchers in developing countries can co-work with colleagues in advanced countries to perform joint collaborative research with use of virtual laboratories for experiential/constructive learning and creation of knowledge through the global GRID technology, thus forming Globally Collaborative Innovation Network (GCIN). Other information: Takeshi Utsumi “Global E-Learning for Global Peace with Global University System” http://makeashorterlink.com/?Q5512436C This project has been submitted to the Golden Book database.
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
 
Activity type: no information available, E-learning and e-healthcare/telemedicine
Time scale: Planned for future: - Never ending
Partners: GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A. (GLOSAS/USA) in New York, and many other universities and hospitals in various countries.

 

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