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Mongolia is expanding cooperation with Facebook in various sectors

Mongolia is expanding cooperation with Facebook in various sectors. Facebook company has expressed that they are willing to cooperate on improving the cybersecurity, opening up the digital economy opportunities to support e-trade or export and using the VR technology to increase the education sufficiency in Mongolia.    Headed by Ms. Bolor-Erdene, Chairwoman of Communications and Information Technology Authority and her team, Ms. Byambajargal, Representative of Facebook Company in Mongolia made the virtual meeting with Mr. George Chen, Director of Facebook PR Policy in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia. Mongolia has been cooperating with Facebook since 2018 and working successfully on preventing the crimes and violations in the social medias, proper use of internet and improvement of universal digital literacy among the citizens.

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Post-Doctoral scholarship programme at the Northwestern Polytechnical University of China

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization is pleased to announce Post-Doctoral Scholarship Programme for 2020 at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) of P.R. China. The NPU is located in Xi’an, China’s renowned ancient capital and the gateway to the historic Silk Road. Governed by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the NPU is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented university, with 17 academic schools. The university programmes cover fundamental science and engineering, humanities, management and social sciences. Its unique value lies in its research and education programmes in aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology engineering — it is the only Chinese university featuring programmes in all the three areas. Moreover, NPU has strong programmes in materials, mechanical engineering and mechanics, as well as computer science, communication and control sciences. Research directions: Mechanics Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology Computer Science and Technology Control Technology and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Period: 2-4 years depending on the research work Grants: RMB 120 000 per year for research subsidies RMB 2 000 per month for housing subsidies RMB 60 000 per year for annual subsidies Requirements: Shall be a citizen of Mongolia Shall be under the age of 35 years by 15 April 2020 Must hold a PhD degree Must have a 3.0 GPA or above Application documents: Application Form for Post-Doctor PhD. Diploma/Certificate (notarized photocopy or original one) and obtained PhD within the recent 3 years, or Certificate of Expected Graduation Date from the dissertation defence committee of the university studying currently Abstract of doctorate dissertation The full version of doctorate dissertation Provide study and work resumes as well as academic achievements A doctoral degree should be conferred by a world-renowned university. /Applicants’ doctoral degree requirement is adjusted to be issued by one of the top three universities in your country. Two Recommendation Letters (at least from Professor or Academic Expert) Photocopy of Physical Examination Form and the Report on Blood Examination The Results of TOEFL, IELTS Provide proof of no criminal record Photocopy of First Page of Passport (the information page). Selection procedures: The Applicant will be invited to the first interview to be provided by the Communications and Information Technology Authority and materials of only potential interviewers will be sent to the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization. The final interview will be held by online and the last decision on the selection will be made by the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and Northwest Polytechnic University. Submission deadline: 25 March 2020 Contacts: Ms. Ariuntuul P Room 100, Foreign Relations Division of the CITA, Central Post Office Phone: 329236, 99283868 Email: foreignrelation@cita.gov.mn[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Masta and Docsta scholarship program at the Beihang University of China

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization is pleased to make an announcement for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program 2020 on Space Technology and its Applications (DOCSTA) and MASTA 2020 Programme on Space Technology Applications (MASTA) on following research directions at the Beihang University of China. Beihang University was founded in 1952, considered to be one of the top four engineering research universities in Beijing, with an emphasis on aeronautical and astronautical engineering, but also covering diverse fields in the natural sciences, high technology, economics, management, the liberal arts, law, philosophy, foreign languages, and education. Research directions: Satellite Communications and Global Navigation Satellite System (SC&GNSS) Remote Sensing and Geo-information System (RS&GIS) Space Law and Policy Space Science and Environment Period: MASTA 1 year 9 months, DOCSTA 3-4 years Grants: The tuition fee for 2 years Free accommodation (not including subsidies costs, such as water and electricity) Living allowance (3000 RMB per month for MASTA, 3500 RMB per month for DOCSTA) Medical insurance only for accident and hospitalization treatment Round-trip air ticket (only one time) Requirements: Shall be a citizen of Mongolia Shall be under the age of 35 years for MASTA and 40 years for DOCSTA by 1 March 2020 Shall have some professional experiences of working at least 2 years in the space technology industry or research institutes Shall have Bachelor or Master degree of relevant discipline (Natural science or telecommunications engineer) of accredited universities of Mongolian or other countries government Expected to have a good command of English and the ability to take courses in English Supposed to have a research background in relevant areas Must have a 3.0 GPA or above Application documents: Application Form (https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn) Diploma/Certificate (notarized photocopy or original one) Two Recommendation Letters (at least 2 from Professor or Academic Expert) Reference letter of a current employer Study plan List of research papers Certificate of English proficiency Photocopy of Physical Examination Form and the Report on Blood Examination Photocopy of First Page of Passport Selection procedures: The Applicant will be invited to the first interview to be provided by the Communications and Information Technology Authority and materials of only potential interviewers will be sent to the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization. The final interview will be held online and the last decision on the selection will be made by the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and Beihang University. Submission deadline: 20 February 2020 Contacts: Ms. Ariuntuul P, Room 100, Foreign Relations Division of the CITA, Central Post Office Phone: 329236, 99283868 Email: foreignrelation@cita.gov.mn [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Digital literacy library ready to be distributed to the teachers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Digital Literacy Library, the training programme with 5 articles and 18 lessons subject, developed by the CITA to foster proper use of the internet and social media by children and youth, is ready to be distributed to the teachers and students. The MoU was established between the CITA and Facebook Inc. in 2018 on cooperation to increase public awareness and digital skill concerning the proper use of the internet and social media. And within the framework of that cooperation, in assistance with Faro Foundation Mongolia, the Digital Literacy Library programme was translated and published. The programme will help students from ages of 11-18 to ensure their private security, adjust proper usage and to engrain their positive attitude in social networks. The programme lessons in the Library are developed by the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and has been successfully applied in over 60 countries worldwide. By the by, UNESCO is officiallydefined that “Digital literacy is the ability to access, manage, understand, integrate, communicate, evaluate and create information safely and appropriately through digital devices and networkedtechnologies for participation in economic and social life.”  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Organized scientific conference on the improvement of the legal environment of digital content and social media

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Within the framework of APT Young Professional and Student Programme - 2019, a scientific conference on the improvement of the legal environment of digital content and social media successfully organized among young researchers and students to enhance their legal knowledge concerning the ICT sector and cross-sector regulation and to involve their participation in policy-making processes. The competition publicly announced from 23 September until 23 November 2019 through websites, social media, printed posters, and other official sources and totally received around 30 research papers. Dr. Bold-Erdene, Deputy Director of Science School of the National University of Mongolia, Mrs. Byambasuren E, Consulting Engineer of Mongolia, Mr. Zolzaya A, Director General of Broadcasting and Digital Content Department of the CITA, Mrs. Narantsetseg B, Director of Entrepreneur, Innovation and Research Department of National IT Park and Mrs. Ariuntsetseg D, Policy Expert of Digital Environment of the CITA are worked as referees. After tough discussion and dialogues among participants and referees, the following papers considered as best and agreed to be published and introduced to policy-making organizations. Topic 1: Legal environment on digital content 1st place: Ms. Sunderiya B, Master of School of Law, the National University of Mongolia-Researches on legal regulation of digital content development. In her paper, she comprehensively considered how the concept of content, including digital content, defined in legal acts and incorporated into the legal system of Mongolia, how it could be improved, and how relevant risks and conflicts could be handled. Moreover, she provided comparative studies on current legal the situation with other countries, such as Germany, which has a similar legal system as Mongolia, and raised specific proposals and ideas. 2nd place: Mr. Sergelen D, Student of 2nd grade, Class of International Relations, University of Humanity - Develop soft-power policy through national digital contents Mr. Sergelen was one of the youngest participants, and at the beginning of his presentation, he emphasized the importance of soft-power policy. In other words, he mentioned that some countries, namely America, China, Japan, and Korea, are competing for their content production and development that demonstrate their culture, history, custom, and unique features and noted that Mongolia also shall pay great attention to it. He took an internet game market as an example for his studies and was praised by the referees for the interesting and expedient initiation. In fact, the internet game is a kind of digital content development and not only valuable as a regular market or consumer, it can not only promote the history and culture of the country but also improve its economic benefits. 3rd place: Mr. Margad-Erdene B, Student of 3rd grade, School of Law, National University of Mongolia-Legal environment to promote digital content. This participant cited multiple sources of popular concepts and definitions of digital content and emphasized that to develop this sector, major attention shall be given to public awareness and content promotion as well as the creation of new habits and attitudes on proper and great usage of those contents. Topic 2: Challenges on social media networking and their solution 1st place: Ms. Soninbayar Ch, Student of 2nd grade, Class of Law, Otgontenger University (private) - Challenges and solutions of social media usage (on e-commerce example) Exciting others with her speech skills, she was in the forefront picking up e-commerce as her study theme, which is the most challenging issue in Mongolia and requiring prompt and effective regulation and provided effective studies comparing with best practices of other countries. 2nd place: Ms. Tserenduzee E, Student of 4th grade, Class of Journalism, School of Science, National University of Mongolia-Survey of student awareness on fake news. She took great appreciation from referees by conducting an accurate survey among students of her peers on awareness and impact of fake news, which follows much trouble in social media networking and based on its results, made an objective assessment and proposed inventive ideas. 3rd place: Ms. Dolgorsuren B, young Lecturer, School of ICT, Mongolian University of Science and Technology- Development of monitoring and filtering technologies in social media networks This participant touched the issue of personal security in social networking and defined the ways to solve it based on software calculation. She showed in her presentation that it is possible to develop filtering technologies to control social media networking and proposed technical solutions to develop software that automatically checks and controls digital contents using a big data algorithm. As a result of the conference, besides the study and assessment of the current legal situation for digital content and social media in Mongolia, the following recommendations were circulated: Evaluate and assess the weakness and disadvantage of existing laws and regulations; Consider websites as a media and ensure their content equality (balanced content) Improve legal environment through developing branch-law or inserting amendment on now-existing law; Promote SMEs in this field and allow them to get financial support from the Government as other SMEs; Promote national content development, for example, to develop online games with Mongolian national character and support to introduce into the global market; Incorporate future policies with the pride and protection of our national heritage and traditions and reflect regulating provisions, if other countries use Mongolian national heritage and historical elements in their digital content. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The law on broadcasting adopted

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Parliament today provided the last discussion on the drafting of the Law on Broadcasting and approved it. The Law aims to define the legal framework of broadcasting services, provide those services in line with national and public interests, ensure fair market competition, and has articles regulating prevention from excessive ownership concentration, ownership transparency, fund of national contents, and general criteria of service providers. The fund will support the national content of kids, heritage, culture, and traditions. The Law shall come into force from 01 July 2020 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Let’s Join the “Share the Positive” National Campaign

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Please join the “Share the Positive” campaign, organized by Crime Prevention Regulatory Union, Communications and Information Technology Authority, UN Children’s Foundation, Faro Foundation Mongolia NGO, and Facebook Inc., which aims to prevent child-related crimes and risks in the cyber environment, and to encourage digital literacy in social media environment. Through this campaign, we will share fresh content and lessons on daily basis. The official National Digital Literacy program contents are available for free on the following social media accounts and pages: FB: @DigitalLiteracyMongolia Instagram: @DigitalLiteracyMongolia Twitter: @LiteracyMN Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZSTKk6AP_buSjEQiN_dlA Also available on the following social media pages of the initiator of the National Digital Literacy Program: Mr. ZOLZAYA Arild, Director of Broadcasting and Digital Content Policy Planning Department, Communications and Information Technology Authority, Government of Mongolia. FB: @azolzaya Instagram: @MrZoloo Twitter: @MrZoloo\ Another key member of the campaign is Ider-Od Bat-Erdene, a well known stand-up comedian in Mongolia. He has been working as an advisor of the Digital Literacy Campaign of CITA and local ambassador of Faro Foundation Mongolia NGO. FB: @iderod Instagram: @iderodcomedian Twitter: @iderodcomedian [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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ICT EXPO-2019 took place

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The annual ICT Expo-2019 successfully organized at the Misheel Expo Center from 27-29 September 2019 by the Communications and Information Technology Authority for the 13th consecutive year under the motto- Together in Digital Development. The expo was attended by more than 50 organizations of public and private sectors and introduced the latest technology and ICT new products and services. The Best of the Best award - Mobicom Corporation Innovative technology and solution - iTools The Best product - Veritech ERP The Best service- CallPro The Best national content- Skytel The Best startup- Odo Ecosystem The Best social responsible company- Unitel The Best digital service- Golomt Bank The Best public organization introducing innovation and technology (CITA named award)- National Road Transport Center The Best booth design- Mongolia Telecom In the framework of the ICT Expo 2019, a forum also took place under the theme, ‘Digital Development’, at Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel on 24 September 2019 where local and international companies introduced their new technologies, exchanged best practices, discussed future trend, challenges and further measures to be taken.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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“Together in digital development-2019” forum took place

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The annual ICT Expo2019 to be organized at the Misheel Expo Center from 27-29 September 2019 forthe 13th consecutive year. In the framework of the ICT Expo 2019, a forum tookplace under the theme “Together in Digital Development” at Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel on 24 September2019, jointly by the Communications and Information Technology Authorityand Mongolian Information and Communication Operators` Association. The forummainly focused on policies and strategies of ICT sector and governmentactivities shall be taken to successfully implement the digital transformation.Among representatives of policymakers, service providers, non-governmentalorganizations, universities and international organizations of ICT industry hotdiscussions were extended on each panel, concerning to ensurecross-sectoral coherences of ICT applications, programmes and projects, increase productivity and economic efficiency throughintroducing ICTs in other sectors and enhance leadership of ICT privatecompanies to provide digital transformation in the business areas and othersectors. During the forum, besides of the presentations and panel discussions, the web portal of Integrated Public Service Center www.mgov.mn was introduced. The purpose of the web portal is to allow citizens to get public services using DAN System (state authentication system) or their digital signatures.     [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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