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What is it?

The UCosmic® Consortium is an open-source software initiative managed by the State University of New York’s Office of Global Affairs, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati (UC). Originally developed at UC, the UCosmic system provides a means to comprehensively map global activities taking place across the institutional enterprise, enabling the university to more aggressively leverage assets and achieve internationalization objectives.

Who is it for?

The UCosmic Consortium is open to institutions, associations, foundations, government agencies and independent IT consultants. Our mission is to provide members with a collaborative platform to establish data and process standards needed for strategic planning, and a network for IT groups to share resources and facilitate development of compliant software. As the consortium evolves, it will test new software against member requirements and maintain open-source code libraries. It will also sponsor annual conferences and a set of networking resources designed to accelerate development and deployment. Consortium membership will benefit both institutions which opt to utilize the UCosmic technology, as well as those which choose to build their own in-house solutions.

What does UCosmic stand for?
UCosmic originally was an acronym: University of Cincinnati Online System for Managing International Collaboration - UCosmic. However, now that the consortium has been formed, and the technology will be adopted by numerous institutions, UCosmic has simply become its proper name. No longer an acronym or abbreviation. UCosmic.

Last edited Dec 22, 2010 at 8:41 PM by danludwig, version 5