Research Cluster for Digital Inequality and Social Change
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Canberra ACT 2617
About RC DISC
RC DISC departs from silo-based research at this critical juncture of the 21st century when information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming more common with a crossover with other disciplines. We expect to contribute to the critical knowledge gap in the area and have significant direct and far-reaching societal benefits through several interventions.
Housed at UC's Faculty of Science and Technology, the cluster includes passionate researchers from different faculties of the University. We work in close collaboration and partnership with different international and relevant industry partners.
RC DISC comprises seasoned and mid-career researchers from diverse disciplines with complementary skills who bring unique experiences and expertise to the cluster. The group is further strengthened by the participation and contribution of internationally renowned scholars as affiliate members. The cluster is led by Associate Professor Ahmed Imran, who has 20 years of experience in ICT4D research with a proven track record of leadership in academia and beyond.
- Build a critical mass of interdisciplinary experts on digital inequality and social change research.
- Undertake research schemes and initiatives to deal with complex and emerging societal problems driven by ICT, applying a holistic (end-to-end) approach using cross-disciplinary lenses, perspectives and theories.
- Build local, national and international networks for further collaboration and joint research in the area.