We are the technology arm of the United Nations University.
C3 – Facilitating the future.
The Campus Computing Centre (C3) is the technology arm of the United Nations University and serves as a change agent for leveraging effective ICT to support and advance the vision and mission of the University. We are committed to serving the needs of the university community and ensuring that the users can make the maximum and appropriate use of the computing environment in their diverse range of activities, including teaching, research, outreach, dissemination, administrative and academic support.
Email, VoIP, IP conferencing, intranet & extranet, instant messaging, social networking
Data center, IaaS, hotspots, web hosting, private cloud file sync and share, multifunction printing, back to my computer
Web applications, mobile applications, web services, scientific computing, websites
Infrastructure and computing solutions
Our vision is that ICT should permeate everything we seek to do at UNU as an essential and invisible tool that is always available and seamlessly integrated into our activities - to address global pressing problems. At C3 we strive for service excellence by aligning ICT with business strategy and pursuing user-led innovation initiatives that combine efforts, eliminate duplication and encourage sharing of expertise.
Focusing on user needs rather than on the system; always seeking to engage users as active collaborators in various stages of the innovation cycle.
ICT should be easy to use and require zero to minimum training.
Embracing an integrated, shared services approach, providing end users with seamless provision of ICT services across the University.
To adopt principles of environmental sustainability throughout all our ICT activities.
To reduce complexity and duplication throughout all our activities by recommending the improvement and standardization of business processes, rationalizing ICT architectures and minimizing customization.
Consider the total cost of ownership when making strategic decisions and to fully investigate open source alternatives wherever possible.
Develop and promote a consistent user-centric computing environment across the University
Strengthen the overall ICT capacity by aggregating the individual ICT units to provide 24/7 support coverage worldwide
Adapt and transform new concepts and technologies to meet changing requirements; generate and incubate our own breakthrough ideas that will lead to new services
Raise awareness of ICT and their benefits; ensure that the users can take full advantage of the most adequate and effective ICT tools needed for their work
Promote collaborative excellence by working with other departments throughout the University to identify improvement opportunities as well as develop new solutions
Using ICT to facilitate collaboration, knowledge generation, value creation as well as diffusion of new knowledge and innovation.
An important pillar to C3's innovation engine is open source software, which is growing in leaps and bounds in every imaginable category of our technology stack. C3 is constantly on the lookout for suitable open source solutions that add value to UNU
A borderless office where all the data and applications are available anytime, anywhere and the user experience remains consistent regardless of location and device. Harmonization of business processes and technical systems is an important step toward a consistent computing platform and interface across UNU.
Maximizing machine-to-machine connectivity; using data mining and visualization techniques to eliminate data siloes and unlock the value of data that matters to research and day-to-day operations
Agile and rapid deployment of global ICT infrastructure and services using a hybrid cloud architecture and self-service cloud provisioning. We have begun to leverage cloud computing to develop a big data infrastructure for mining business intelligence from application and security data pulled from multiple sources.
We are a close-knit team committed to excellence in service, continually advancing our portfolio of ICT services in anticipation of the changing needs of faculty, staff and students. Join us !
A group of researchers from University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan claim they can hack Gmail with a success rate of up to 92 percent. You would think that apps on your smartphone are siloed from each other. Their attack exploits a weakness in mobile OS like Android, […]
The Campus Computing Centre (C3) of UNU has released UNUGeneratePDF jQuery plugin. This plugin allows the generation of a PDF document based on the data filled in a HTML form. Here is an example use on the UNU Personal History Form. That plugin could be useful for quite complex HTML forms whose data must be […]
Although some products already exist, brain computer interfaces are still in their early stages of development. Until now research and experimental development has been mainly confined in well equipped laboratories in universities and technology companies. Launched by the team behind the OpenBCI project, large-scale manufacture of a low-cost electroencephalography (EEG)-reading headset device, , could help […]
Due to changes in power usage when performing different operations, your computer generates a varying high-pitched tone, which when properly detected and decoded can be correlated with the compute activity. Noticing that RSA decryption operations induce different sound patterns, University of Tel Aviv researchers have shown that it is possible to recover 4096-bit secret keys […]
Processing high volume of large images consumes a lot of resources. For many years Wikipedia had responded to the problem of large image files with a ban. With the advent of VipsScaler, a Wikipedia Mediawiki extension based on the fast, free VIPS image processing system, more and larger images can be hosted on Wikipedia. Whereas […]