Global Digital Governance Lab
Global partners are what make the Global Digital Governance lab truly global. We are interested in partnerships with organizations that have regional or global reach in digital governance research. Jointly, we can engage in international and comparative studies of digital governance issues that appeal to the global community such as ICT-enabled good governance, e-participation, smart cities, big and open data. We pursue a variety of partnership opportunities such as joint research projects, scholar exchange, publication, and co-hosting conferences.
We are in the process of formalizing our partnerships with the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and the Taiwan Electronic Governance Research Center (TEG).
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Our lab has a strong and long-standing partnership with the College of Public Administration at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) under the MOU between the two universities. HUST has the largest group of faculty members working on e-government in China. We have collaborated on the scholarly exchange, e-government workshops, and joint research under the leadership of Dr. Yi Zhang. Dr. Jing Shi, Associate Professor at HUST, has been an exchange scholar at our lab since October 2016.
- Taiwan Electronic Governance Research Center (TEG) is based in Taiwan
to:(a) conduct e-governance research, (b) serve as e-governance knowledge platform, (c) foster international collaboration, and (d) promote e-governance concepts and policies.
In the first year of launch, we are working to identify partners in Nebraska and throughout the United States who have shared research interests. Our research interests are social media adoption and e-participation, smart city and collaborative governance, and big data and open government. We are also working to grow partnerships with organizations at UNO.
We are identifying U.S. partners for collaboration opportunities. Potential university-based partners include the Center for Technology in Government at University at Albany, SUNY and National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. We also seek partners in the State of Nebraska. We will jointly identify mutually beneficial ways of collaboration.
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