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About the LINK Centre

LINK is an interdisciplinary academic hub headquartered at the the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Tshimologong Digital Innnovation Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our team teaches, researches and advises on a wide spectrum of information and communication technology (ICT) and electronic communications matters in African and other developing-world contexts.

We operate at intersections among law, policy studies, political science, economics, sociology, informatics, information science, engineering, media studies, management, and development studies. In Johannesburg, we offer PhD and Master's programmes in:

  • Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies
  • ICT Policy and Regulation (ICTPR)

We also offer professional Certificate programmes, at venues in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Nigeria and Kenya, in:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice
  • e-Governance
  • Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management (TPRM)
  • Broadasting and Digital Media Policy-Regulatory Trends

We conduct research in the following four broad thematic areas:

  • ICT Ecosystem Policy and Practice
  • Digital Innovation and Transformation
  • Internet and Society
  • Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

We publish an accredited, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal, The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC). Our research and publishing outputs contribute to policy development, to public discourse, and to delivery of our PhD, Master's and Certificate programmes. If you wish to explore collaboration opportunities with us, contact Prof Raj Siriram, Convener, LINK Digital Innovation and Leadership Programme: raj@alpha-concepts.com  

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