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ICT research in context

Information and Communication Technology - ICT - increasingly shapes our society: for example, the way we communicate with each other (e.g. social media), the way we feel safe and secure, what we can do for people with (physical) limitations, the way we work together towards a more sustainable society.

CTIT is the largest academic research institute in the Netherlands - and one of the largest in Europe - in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Typical for CTIT is the "ICT Research in Context" approach: research groups working together on present-day technological, economic and social challenges. Multidisciplinary research is key, not only between technical disciplines such as computer science , electrical engineering and mathematics, but also between these disciplines and behavioural and social sciences.

CTIT research has an impact on cyber-physical systems, human-machine interaction, and solutions for the present grand societal challenges. Examples include intelligent energy networks (smart grids), care and coaching at a distance (tele-medicine), and complex logistic processes.


2 Oct 2014 - Ton de Jong appointed Member of the Academia Europaea Prof. Ton de Jong, professor Instruction Technology at UT, has been appointed as Member of the Academia Europaea: a select council of European scientists with several Nobel Prize winners. 30 Sep 2014 - Three best paper awards for Pervasive Systems Phd students in three weeks! In the last three weeks the Pervasive Systems group (EWI/PS) achieved a remarkable record: three (!) papers received the best paper award at three different conferences! 30 Sep 2014 - Maarten van Steen appointed new Scientific Director of the UT's CTIT Institute The University of Twente’s CTIT research institute has a new Scientific Director: Professor Maarten van Steen. From 1 January 2015, Van Steen will stand at the head of one of the largest academic IT research institutes in Europe. The Executive Board has appointed him to this prestigious post for a period of five years. Van Steen is currently professor and director of the Department of Computer Science at VU University Amsterdam. He succeeds Professor Jaco van de Pol, who has done an outstanding job as interim director since January 2014. This enables Professor Van de Pol to once again devote his full attention to the Formal Methods and Tools research group and to his chair of the Computer Science department within the EEMCS Faculty. 23 Sep 2014 - University of Twente tour-guide robot shows tourists around Spanish Royal Palace From Wednesday, 24 September, FROG (Fun Outdoor Robotic Guide), the tour-guide robot developed at, amongst others, the University of Twente, will guide visitors in and around the Royal Palace of Seville in Spain. The FROG is a unique, autonomous tour-guide robot capable of exploring its surroundings and independently guiding groups of people around cultural sites. At the same time, it monitors the behaviour of its audience and adapts accordingly. During the past three years, Twente (HMI research group) has worked intensively on the development of the robot, with the focus being on the interaction with people.
22 Sep 2014 - Workshop on Verification of Critical Software Systems Between 24 and 26 September, the University of Twente will act as host to the International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems. This event will explore the latest developments in the field of verification of critical software systems.

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