This page contains an archive older material from the UKCRC web site, which is still of interest.
In the first ten years of existence, UKCRC put a major effort into formulating Grand Challenges for the UK research agenda. We supported a workshop to bring together the research community to discuss these issues. This workshop resulted in a draft report that described a range of generally accepted long term and large scale challenges for computing research. The Research Councils welcomed this initiative and some Grand Challenges have already been taken into their programmes.
UKCRC has produced a number of briefing notes that articulate the message that the UK Computing Research Committee wishes to communicate to various key audiences such as government and policy makers, the academic community, and the general public.
Digital technology is everywhere. Our young people should be educated not only in the application and use of digital technology, but also in how it works, and its foundational principles. Lacking such knowledge renders them powerless in the face of complex and opaque technology, disenfranchises them from making informed decisions about the digital society, and deprives the UK of a well-qualified stream of students enthusiastic and able to envision and design new digital systems.
Computing at School: the state of the nation (330 k) Updated January 2010
UKCRC brings you a selection of highly influential people, each of whom has benefited broadly from relevant recent PhD research in a UK university. Read what they have to say about their universities, their supervisors and their impressive careers.
UKCRC press releases
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