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Are we on the verge of seeing a young science vanish from sight? It may well seem so. Software has always had this strange property that it’s so soft you can’t touch it. You can’t take it into your hands. You can’t see it. Hardware, also known as computers, is moving out of sight as well. When you ask someone how many computers he or she owns, you rarely get the right answer, which is often in the order of ten or so. Just like software, computers are everywhere: your car, your watch, your activity monitor, your TV set, your cell phone, your hearing aid, your modern lightbulb, your door lock, and so on. Oh, and your laptop, of course. Software and hardware are disappearing from sight, but obviously, they’re not vanishing.

It took us decades, but by now society is drowning in ICT, and we don’t even see it. ICT is everywhere and in such an abundance that we can’t even build up a complete picture. And likewise, ICT science may seem to be vanishing from sight. But vanishing from sight isn’t the same as vanishing. On the contrary, there’s a lot of ICT science taking place to let ICT run through our society’s veins and shape the things we do today, and will do tomorrow. ICT science is making our society smart.

At CTIT we conduct the ICT research that make the societies of today and tomorrow smart. Societies are important to us: we are concerned about the relevance of our research for society, we embed our solutions into societies and preferably in a way that it seems normal to you and that it feels as if it's supposed to be that way.


25 Aug 2015 - TE group very succesful at IEEE EMC 2015 During the IEEE EMC Conference in Dresden the Telecommunication Engineering group of CTIT had an excellent award ceremony. Two prizes were available, Best Student Paper Award and Best Symposium Paper Award. 5 Aug 2015 - Horizon 2020: ICT Work Programme 2016-2017 (DRAFT 13-7-2015) Only for UT-members available on the CTIT Intranet: Horizon 2020: ICT Work Programme 2016-2017 (DRAFT 13-7-2015)  5 Aug 2015 - Darknet training shines light on underground criminal activities Identifying the methods and strategies used by organized crime networks and individuals to avoid detection on the Darknet was the focus of a specialized training course hosted by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. Prof. dr. Pieter Hartel, who is a lecturer in Cyber Security and Crime Science at the University of Twente, co-developed the course with INTERPOL and TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. 3 Aug 2015 - Substantial NRO grant for Department of Instructional Technology Ard Lazonder, adjunct professor at the Department of Instructional Technology, has received a 700,000 euros grant for a three-year research project on ‘learning for the future’. The grant has been awarded by the Netherlands Initiative for Educational Research (NRO), which is part of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO.  27 Jul 2015 - Veni grant for four young UT students The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to four recently graduated UT researchers. Thanks to funding of 250,000 euros, Bas Borsje, Julia Mikhal, Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe and Jeroen Leijten are able to start innovative research.

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