We are a leading PhD Research School that is affiliated to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Our key areas of research interest are centred on problems that are most pertinent to the developing world. We focus currently on issues of Education, Cheap and accessible healthcare, and Crime Mitigation in rural and poor areas of developing world countries.

Josiah receives an Internet Society Fellowship

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the Internet's premier standards-making body, responsible for the development of protocols used in IP-based networks. IETF participants represent an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers involved in the technical operation of the Internet and the continuing evolution of Internet architecture.

It's officially Dr Ssembatya!

Congratulations to Richard, an HPI fellow with the research school for successfully completing his PhD studies. For his PhD studies at the HPI Research School in ICT4D, Richard worked on empowering patients to securely own their health records using mobile phones.

Chao receives the Google Anita Borg scholarship

Congratulations to Chao Mbogho, a 3rd Year PhD student with the HPI research centre in ICT4D within the department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, who has been selected as one of the recepients for the Google Anita Borg scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Haji receives the best paper award at HIS 2014

Haji Ali, a PhD student with the HPI research school in ICT4D presented a paper at the 3rd International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2014) in China, ShenzhenShenzhen is the 5th largest city in China established in 1979 and considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

PhD Studentships 2015

The Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Information and Communications Technology for Development, affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, is offering Computer Science PhD studentships in the field of ICT for Development. Eligible candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

Chao presents at Mobile Learning 2014

Chao Mbogho

Chao Mbogho a PhD student with the research school went to present a paper at the Mobile Learning 2014 conference in Madrid, Spain. Her main research interests are in m-Learning at the University of Cape Town.

HPI UCT spring workshop 2014

This workshop will provide a forum for sharing ideas and research work in the emerging areas of the design and development of technologies geared at ICT4D and Service Oriented Computing problems. The discussions are aimed at encouraging both students and principal researchers to take a more active approach towards collaborative or joint work.

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