About

The Campus Computing Centre (C3) is the technology arm of the United Nations University and serves as a change agent for leveraging innovative and effective ICT to enable and advance the vision, mission and strategic directions 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.

Milestones

2014
Next generation intranet
2013
BYOD & UNU-wide ICT Workshop
2012
Global videoconferencing platform
2011
Cloud agreements & N-site data center
2010
Virtual Internship Programme
2009
Green ICT & Green Software
2008
Global Office Initiative
2007
VoIP & Skype gateway
2006
UNU-UN secure connectivity
2005
Open Source Initiative
2004
Gigabit campus backbone
2003
e-learning innovation award
2002
Video Portal (live & on-demand streaming)
2001
Mobile streaming
2000
ICT infrastructure redesigned
1999
C3 foundation
1998
IP multicast videoconferencing

Our services

Communications

Email, VoIP, IP conferencing, intranet & extranet, instant messaging, social networking

IT infrastructure

Data center, IaaS, hotspots, web hosting, private cloud file sync and share, multifunction printing, back to my computer

Development

Web applications, mobile applications, web services, scientific computing, websites

IT consulting

Infrastructure and computing solutions

Strategy

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 the global pressing problems of our time. 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.

Principles

  • User-Driven

    Focusing on user needs rather than on the system; always seeking to engage users as active collaborators in various stages of the innovation cycle.

  • User-Friendly

    ICT should be easy to use and require zero to minimum training.

  • Shared Services (UNU Global Office)

    Embracing an integrated, shared services approach, providing end users with seamless provision of ICT services across the University.

  • Green

    To adopt principles of environmental sustainability throughout all our ICT activities.

  • Simplicity

    To reduce complexity and duplication throughout all our activities by recommending the improvement and standardization of business processes, rationalizing ICT architectures and minimizing customization.

  • Cost effective

    Consider the total cost of ownership when making strategic decisions and to fully investigate open source alternatives wherever possible.


Themes

  • Global Office/Global Campus

    Develop and promote a consistent user-centric computing environment across the University

  • Global Team

    Strengthen the overall ICT capacity by aggregating the individual ICT units to provide 24/7 support coverage worldwide

  • Innovation

    Adapt and transform new concepts and technologies to meet changing requirements; generate and incubate our own breakthrough ideas that will lead to new services

  • Communication

    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

  • Partnership Building

    Promote collaborative excellence by working with other departments throughout the University to identify improvement opportunities as well as develop new solutions

  • ICT-led transformation

    Using ICT to facilitate collaboration, knowledge generation, value creation as well as diffusion of new knowledge and innovation.

Key Initiatives

Open Source Lab

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

Global Office

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.

Intranet of Everything

Maximizing machine-to-machine, process-to-process and data-to-data 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

Cloud Computing

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.

Our Team

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 !

Ng Chong

Head of UNU ICT and C3 See my profile

Zaw Phyoe Tin Htun

ICT Manager See my profile

Teofilo Tabunan

Web Developer See my profile

Alex Rubi

Senior Software Engineer See my profile

Conor McTernan

Senior ICT Systems Engineer See my profile

Toma Sakai

Software Engineer See my profile

Blog

2014 Oct security-low

Stealing personal information from mobile apps

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, […]

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2014 Sep github

Generate PDF from a HTML form

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 […]

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2014 May Open Source Brain-Computer Interface For Makers

Bringing experimental brain computing to the masses

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 […]

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2013 Dec Open padlock

Computer noise is key to decryption

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 […]

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2013 Nov Wikipedia_Logo_1.0

Breaking the image size barrier in Wikipedia

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 […]

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