16 Jul 2007
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is pleased to announce the creation of the ‘PGP Scholarship’ for OII doctoral students, gifted by PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection. The scholarship will cover student fees over three years.
William Dutton, director of the Oxford Internet Institute said: “We’re excited to launch a relationship with PGP Corporation across this and other opportunities. The company’s generous donation enables a high calibre student to pursue their goals in our doctoral program. Support from industry leaders such as PGP Corporation has been invaluable in keeping OII at the forefront of Internet-related research.”
“Oxford University is synonymous with excellence, so PGP Corporation is pleased to associate ourselves with this prestigious university,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. “The founders of PGP Corporation share a passion for education, and for helping to nurture the engineers, technologists, and business leaders of tomorrow. The relationship with Oxford, in many ways, demonstrates our commitment.”
The OII’s Doctoral (DPhil) Programme is offered to students wishing to undertake groundbreaking, detailed study of the Internet and its social impact. It aims to provide them with the qualities and transferable skills necessary to excel in teaching, research, policymaking, or business in their studied fields, including the ability to design new technologies, to predict and analyse their impacts, and help realise their potential across sectors of society.
Notes for Editors
The Oxford Internet Institute is a department within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. It is a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, focusing on Internet-related research and teaching, and on informing policy-making and practice.
PGP Corporation is a global leader in email and data encryption software for enterprise data protection. Based on a unified key management and policy infrastructure, the PGP® Encryption Platform offers the broadest set of integrated applications for enterprise data security. PGP platform-enabled applications allow organizations to meet current needs and expand as security requirements evolve for email, laptops, desktops, instant messaging, PDAs, network storage, FTP and bulk data transfers, and backups.