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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.


18 Dec 2014 - UT successful in European ICT projects Six University of Twente proposals, totalling  over 2.5 million euros, have been approved in the latest round of Horizon 2020 research projects of the European Commission, in the field of ICT. For this, the University of Twente is collaborating with research institutes, government bodies and businesses throughout Europe. 8 Dec 2014 - Hanna Jochmann-Mannak wins Victorine van Schaick Award Hanna Jochmann-Mannak (CTIT-EEMCS/HMI), who graduated in January 2014, recently has received the Victorine van Schaick Award 2014 for her PhD thesis Websites for children: Search strategies and interface design. Currently, she works as child-computer interaction expert at WizeNoze B.V. In her thesis, she concluded that children hardly prefer game elements at websites. 3 Dec 2014 - Two CTIT research projects awarded as Top Research at NWO The Dutch Organisation for Scientific research, NWO, has awarded two CTIT research projects (faculty EEMCS). Both projects, Verification of Distributed Software, by Marieke Huisman (FMT-group) and Framework for Random Metric Spaces by Bodo Manthey (DMMP-group) received a Top compartment 2 subsidy (for junior researchers). In total the subsidy amounts to 440.000 euro (more information in Dutch). 3 Dec 2014 - Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for DACS members The Applied Networking Research Prize 2015 (ANRP) of the IRTF (Internet Reseach Task Force) has been awarded to 5 excellent paper within the area of Networking. Only top papers have been nominated. DACS researchers Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, Anna Sperotto and Aiko Pras received this outstanding award for their paper: "DNSSEC and its potential for DDoS attacks – a comprehensive measurement study".  1 Dec 2014 - Prof. Bram Nauta appointed as University Professor Prof. Bram Nauta (Professor of Integrated Circuit Design), who recently received the STW Simon Stevin Meester Award 2014, has been appointed by the Board of the University as University Professor. It has been awarded to him at the 53rd Dies Natalis of the University, on November 28, 2014, for his outstanding contribution to the research on integrated circuit design.

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