During November 17-21, 2014 dr. Igor Cojocaru carried out a study visit to Seoul, South Korea. According to UN e-Government Survey in 2012, South Korea holds the 1st position out of 192 countries, regarding e-Gov Development Index.
During his visit on November 18, dr. Cojocaru participated at the 2014 Global ICT Seoul Forum “Global Collaboration for Creative Economy”, a event organised by the Global IT Technology Platform (ITTP) of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), SNU International IT Policy Program, supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future planning of Korea and National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA).
The forum brought together academic researchers, government representatives, business practitioners and other stakeholders to exchange new ideas, research accomplishments, industrial practice and provide an opportunity to gain new perspectives and explore possibilities for future research in a spirit of global collaboration. Among other things, there will be various presentations and debates on scholarly and industrial issues in the ICT field. The participants list included Government and NIPA representatives, researchers and officials from public sectors, IT companies of Korea, ITTP KAIST fellows and alumni.
As part of the Forum program, dr. Cojocaru made a presentation focused on Effective e-Government Implementation through M-Cloud Approach in Moldova Context, highlighting the achievements of the e-Transformation Strategic Program in Moldova.
On November 19, during the conference organised by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA), dr. Cojocaru presented in more detail Moldova’s experience and lessons learned in e-Government implementation. In this context, the discussions focused on best practices from Moldova which could benefit other developing countries, the Korean model of e-Gov implementation and opportunities for collaboration.
The study visit continued on November 20-21 at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), via discussions with [email protected] fellows, identification of Moldova-Korea collaboration opportunities, as well as sharing the experience of the Information Society Development Institute, represented by dr. Cojocaru.
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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 as the nation's first research oriented science and engineering institution. KAIST ranked 60th globally and 12th in Asia in the QS World University Rankings (2013/14), making it the second in the country, while it came second in the independent regional QS Asian University Rankings (2014), considered as the best Korean institution. Times Higher Education ranked KAIST the third best university under the age of 50 years in the world in its 2014 league table.