UIUC sets up Research Centre in Fusionopolis, Singapore

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) announced that it has opened its first research centre outside the United States at Singapore’s Fusionopolis in a landmark collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Called the Advanced Digital Sciences Centre (ADSC), the centre is an extension of the University’s top-ranked computer engineering, computer science and supercomputing application programmes that have turned out innovations such as Mosaic, the web browser credited with popularising the World Wide Web, and many a famous alumnus in top technology companies.  These include Youtube co-founders Javed Karim and Steve Chen, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie who also created Lotus Notes, Max Levchin, the co-founder and CTO for PayPal, Tom Siebel founder of Siebel Systems– now Oracle’s Siebel CRM, the premier customer relationship software; Jerry Sanders a co-founder and long-time CEO of semi-conductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices.  The centre is championed by the highest echelons of Illinois’ leadership.  It is part of the University’s bold vision to establish global centres of research and learning to offer its faculty and students more diverse learning environments and experiences.

Read the full press release here.

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