LUMS starts research on internet, society

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is launching a cross-university interdisciplinary Research Initiative on Internet and Society.
The purpose of this Initiative is to explore the development of cyberspace in the country, to facilitate its study, to better understand its relationships to business, technological, economic, social, legal and other dimensions of the society, and to undertake projects that encourage better utilization of cyberspace for Pakistans development.
“This effort is also aimed at encouraging the cross-disciplinary research and collaboration in an area that cuts across all the schools and the various departments at LUMS,” said Dr. Adil Najam, the Vice Chancellor of LUMS, while announcing the initiative.
He explained that in keeping with the network spirit of the internet, it will not be a formal centre or organization but will be a network of people around LUMS who are interested in and working on these issues.
According to him, the Internet has already become a more integral part of Pakistani society, economy and life than many people realize. While we talk about this a lot there is relatively a little systematic study of how the Internet is changing Pakistan or how it could.


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