Question by Benji: Countries that have a good Computer Science foundation?
I’m a Computer Science major in the United States but I don’t want to live in the US. I’ve been reading about the quality of life factors for other countries and saw Iceland had number 1 last year and Norway has been the number 1 for the majority of the last 20 years. I’m seeking a better quality of life for myself and my family, but I would like to live in a country that has a good Computer Science career field. Language doesn’t matter. Could anyone please reccomend a good resources where I can find information on CS strength by country?
Answer by kaisatsu
The most common such ranking I’ve seen is the “Global Information Technology Report” by the World Economic Forum:
It’s Networked Readiness Index ranks Denmark at the top, followed by Sweden, Switzerland, and the US. However, it’s focused more on the business side of things to help companies decide where it’s most advantageous to set up shop.
In terms of working in the field of CS, the biggest factor would actually be in the company you’re working for, rather than the country you’re located in. For example, if you work as an IT professional in a non-technical company, no matter where you’re located, chances are that you won’t be advancing your CS knowledge as much as you would in a more technical company. If you want to live/work in a strong CS environment, I would look for a company with a large technology and IT infrastructure and/or one that has a well-developed (and well-funded) training and knowledge-exchange system. It’s extremely important to have access and exposure to new technologies and new training as the field advances.
However, don’t count out non-IT companies altogether. Some companies that don’t specialize in IT still have strong IT organizations, and as long as there is emphasis on training and new technology, you may end up in a richer environment than you would in an all-IT company that doesn’t spend the time/money to keep their employees up to date.
When deciding where to live, I would evaluate what’s important to you in terms of society and use that to limit the geographical locations you’re interested in. Then, within your top location options, you can look into companies that fit your criteria for a strong technical environment. Chances are that in all but the most developing countries, you’d be able to find firms that meet your technical needs.
From personal experience, I’ve worked as a software engineer in the US, France, China, and Norway. All of them have very strong computer science fields, but I found vast differences in the projects where I was working. I will say that although you say language isn’t an issue, I did find it to be a limitation. In China and France, the field is large enough to support local conferences, classes, etc. and my basic language skills precluded my attendance. In Norway, the strong English skills and small population meant that many events were Europe-wide, requiring a little travel but no language skills (since most international events are conducted in English).
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Sanitation project handed over to local community after completion.
CHITRAL: Chitral Area Integrated Development Program (CIADP0
completed different developmental scheme including sanitation at
Dumoon area of Broze and other parts of Chitral. Addressing a ceremony
on the occasion of handing over sanitation project after completion
to local community program coordinator Asfandiyar Khan said that CIADP
has completed different uplift schemes in Dumoon Broze area like
drinking water supply scheme, up-gradation of irrigation channel,
sanitation, Flood protection works, assessments and different training
for local people. He said that CIADP has spent 10.48 million rupees in
this remote area on different developmental schemes to facilitate
local people and its beneficiaries are more than 569 . District
Coordination officer Chitral Rahmatullah Wazir who was also chief
guest on the occasion highly hailed contribution of CIADP and also
thanked to Norwegian government and Netherland based organization who
donating a huge fund for development of Chitral. He said that these
projects running with the financial support of Norway and Netherland
through CIADP are strictly monitoring and we assure transparency
regarding spending of fund on these projects. Chairman Broze
Integrated Development Program (BIDP) a local support organization
Engineer Muhammad Ayub said that they work for development of entire
locality to enhance life standard of common people and to provide them
basic facilities. Ziaur Rehman executive magistrate and focal person
of district administration also appreciated dedicated services of
CIADP and BIDP team. He said that it is very difficult for any
government to solve all problems of local community and to provide
them all possible amenities but these are civil societies who
supporting us for developmental network. Besides them Muzafar
Hussain Shah Jan president of ANP Chitral and some local elites and
leaders also spoke on the occasion. A large number of people
belonging to all walks of life attended the handing over ceremony.
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