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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.


25 Nov 2014 - Stefano Stramigioli IEEE Fellow 2015 Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. 24 Nov 2014 - Pre-Announcement Ambient Assistant Living Call 2015 The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects with a clear market orientation for the proposed challenge. Older adults of today and especially of tomorrow will live longer, be more active and desire a life without dependency as well as the right to decide for themselves.  More information. 21 Nov 2014 - IPA PhD-thesis Award for Mark Timmer (EEMCS/FMT) The PhD-thesis Award 2013 of the research school IPA (The Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics) has been received by Mark Timmer, graduated cum laude at the University of Twente, for his PhD-thesis titled: "Efficient Modelling, Generation and Analysis of Markov Automata".  20 Nov 2014 - Robots take over inspection of ballast tanks on ships The University of Twente is one of a number of partners in the region around the border between Germany and the Netherlands that have contributed to a project to develop a robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships. The robot is able to move independently along rails built into the tanks. At the moment, people still carry out such inspections, with ships being brought into dry dock for the purpose. The costs can rise to € 700,000 per inspection. The RoboShip project offers great advantages, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of safety.
19 Nov 2014 - Invitation Dies Natalis 28 November 2014 On Friday, 28 November 2014 we celebrate the University of Twente's 53rd Dies Natalis. I would like to invite you to attend this event. The theme of this year's Dies Natalis is internationalization. Please register using this link.

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