Research Cluster for Digital Inequality and Social Change
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Canberra ACT 2617
The Research Cluster of Digital Inequality and Social Change (RC DISC) is built on the research strength and interest of a multi-disciplinary research group focusing on:
- Digital divide and inequality
- ICT for development (ICT4D)
- Antecedents of digital and social transformation
- Sociocultural impact of IT
- Ethics, privacy, wellbeing and safety
- IT for marginalised and indigenous societies
Over the years, ICT has become a strategic tool and a vital enabler of various development efforts and solutions with the largest potential impact on societies. Digital inequality has severe implications for widening the gap between the haves and have-nots, whether in education, life expectancy or opportunity. The IT discipline itself has transformed with its strong relationship with many other fields. It now has a broad spectrum covering many critical issues for our society, such as ethics, inequality, leadership, governance and management.
In this information age of the 21st century, social inequality cannot be addressed without the growing challenges of digital inequality. The present world is too dependent on universities with a global focus to provide knowledge, wisdom and leadership in dealing with a global and social problem that directly or indirectly impacts every citizen.