The Foundation's Research programme for the period 2006-2008
Knowledge creation, management and transmission are issues for the past, present and future. It is indeed essential to return to the common values that are the foundation of our civilizations in order to develop, today, the teaching and knowledge that will give mankind its future place in the context of globalization.
Therefore, a first research focus will look at the transmission of values that are the cultural heritage of our civilizations. This will be known as ICST (Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies) and values for the 21st century. Three research focuses will then look at the place of new technology in our lives as learners: ICST and higher education, ICST and continuing education, ICST and knowledge management. Finally, a perspective on the future, requiring the expertise of thinkers, gives a forward-looking perspective to complement the others. This is ICST and knowledge by 2030.
The following research focuses - ICST and higher education, ICST and continuing education, ICST and knowledge management are mutually enriched by cross-curricular research themes. The cross-curricular aspects of the research themes are numerous all the work of the Foundation will seek to enhance their value. The geographical location of the Knowledge and Technologies Research Foundation at the centre of the Sophia Antipolis Technology Park which has a worldwide reputation in the ICST domain - is a major asset for this.
The research focuses of the Knowledge and Technologies Research Foundation