The Centre has three key goals. One is to ensure we offer state of the art skills and technology in ICT, and we do this through collaboration with industry partners such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, Huawei and many others. We especially invest in these industry partnerships because ICT is a dynamic field which evolves everyday thus not everything can be covered through the academic syllabus. Our goal therefore is to ensure that by the time our students graduate, they are ready to fit in the job market. This trainings are usually not only for students but members of staff as well. Some of the areas of focus in these trainings include cyber security, big data analytics, and mobile application technologies among others. We train and certify people in these areas.
In the research efforts of the Centre, we are currently pushing very hard to be frontiers in opening up data, because data has actually become the new oil and the beauty of it is that this new oil is renewable. We’re living in a time that data is so abundant but is not fully harnessed. As a Centre we are championing principles of open data and we’re working to bring on board several people so as to fuel a data revolution. We’re working with experts and several stakeholders to accomplish this.