Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Technology plays an important role in the future of inclusive and quality education. Ensuring education for all and promoting lifelong learning sets out a grand ambition for education systems around the globe to achieve not just universal primary schooling, but to expand universal education from early childhood to secondary school, while achieving relevant learning outcomes and continuing a life-long learning trajectory for all people.

UNICC-Columbia University Thinkathon 2024

UNICC-Columbia University Thinkathon 2024

The United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) have successfully concluded the UNICC-Columbia University Thinkathon 2024. The three-day online live competition, held from 5 to 7 April 2024, brought together talented students…

May 6, 20247 min read
CONNECT & LEARN Named 2024 Learning Platform of the Year

UNICC and UNOCT Receive Gold Award at 2024 Learning Awards

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and UNICC and have been honored with the Gold Award in the Learning Platform of the Year category at the 2024 Learning Awards. The joint effort, recognized by the Learning and Performance Institute…

Mar 11, 20243 min read
Three participating interns sitting in the General Assembly hall.

UNICC Hosts Students for Cybersecurity and Data Visualization Internships

UNICC academic partnerships flourish around the globe UNICC is proud to host for the fifth consecutive year its college interns through Break Through Tech, an organization that works on breaking down barriers so women and individuals from underrepresented communities can…

Jan 26, 20234 min read
Data and Analytics team with other UNICC team members met with colleagues at the University of Valencia (UV) to brainstorm innovation and collaboration opportunities.

UNICC Builds on its Academic Partnerships with University of Valencia

UNICC has been working to expand its academic partnerships across the globe, offering internships, engaging in seminars, research, capstone projects and with possible employment. In early December, the Data and Analytics team with other UNICC team members met with colleagues…

Jan 22, 20232 min read
Student participants of UNICC real-world project experience.

UNICC Academic Partnerships Help Students Take Learning Beyond the Classroom

UNICC provides real-world project experience for students through university capstone projects Through its collaboration with universities and academic institutions around the globe, UNICC has shown its commitment to empowering young people with professional experience while benefiting from project support from…

Jul 20, 20223 min read
UNICC and UPV members standing in front of Foro E event banner

UNICC Strengthens Partnerships with Universities and Academic Institutions

The organization participates in a variety of events with academic institutions UNICC’s involvement with academic institutions demonstrates the willingness of the organization and its personnel to engage with bright minds through insightful presentations and dynamic discussions, as well as its…

Jun 29, 20223 min read

UNICC Shares Job and Internship Opportunities at Career Fairs

The organization participates in a variety of events in UNICC host countries UNICC is building a dynamic pipeline for its talented workforce, with commitments to gender parity, diversity and inclusiveness. UNICC also supports the UN’s Youth 2030, an ambitious system-wide strategy to…

Jun 16, 20226 min read
Screenshot of virtual meeting with Break Through Tech Sprinterns and Communications team

UNICC Hosts Break Through Tech Students Working on Cybersecurity and Project Management Projects

Annual ‘Sprinternships’ support diversity and inclusiveness in technology Since 2018, with the goal to support SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 5: Gender Equality, UNICC has been partnering with Break Through Tech and the ITU Liaison Office to the United…

Mar 29, 20224 min read
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Columbia University – UNICC Thinkathon

Team Agritech wins with its ozone-based disinfection system to address disaster preparedness and advance human welfare Columbia University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and UNICC have collaborated to bring students and alumni together to advance human welfare, accelerate the UN’s…

Aug 25, 20216 min read
Getting into Gear: Team Gear Shifters of Columbia University Present as Finalists in UNICC Data for Good Hackathon

Getting into Gear: Team Gear Shifters of Columbia University Present as Finalists in UNICC Data for Good Hackathon

The UNICC Data for Good: Global Hackathon demonstrated a dedication to the organization’s partnerships with academic institutions, including competitive universities where bright minds of today gather to solve tomorrow’s problems.  This was true for Columbia University students Archit Matta, Plaksha…

Jul 9, 20216 min read

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all