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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.


19 Sep 2014 - Video: Vanessa Evers bezoekt Japanse robots Japan is de bakermat van de robots. Het land investeert in verband met de vergrijzing miljarden in robottechnologie om het dreigende personeelstekort op te lossen. En dus zie je in het openbaar steeds meer robots opduiken. Daar onderzoeken ze al de relatie tussen mens en robot. 11 Sep 2014 - 1.2 million euros for UT research into sustainable logistics Researchers of the University of Twente have managed to secure two Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) grants worth over 1.2 million in total for research into sustainable logistics. The grants will go to the multidisciplinary research projects SINTAS and Dynafloat, in which not only researchers from the School of Management and Governance, the Faculty of Engineering Technology and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science are involved, but also several companies.
4 Sep 2014 - Transition: 'Man and car must learn to cooperate' From a technological perspective, the step to fully driverless cars is relatively small. Since it is impossible to introduce fully self driving cars from one day to the next, the transition will however have to be slow and cars will gradually take over more and more tasks from the driver. According to professor Marieke Martens, who conducts research on how people deal with new vehicle technology, this is an exciting transition. No matter how high the quality of the system's design system, the way in which man handles it makes or breakes its effectiveness. Man and car must learn to cooperate. On 11 September, Martens will deliver her inaugural lecture at the University of Twente. 2 Sep 2014 - Horizon 2020: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 From 29/09/2014 - 02:00 to 30/09/2014 - 02:00, a Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017 (Horizon 2020) will be organised. Registration before September 22, 2014. 1 Sep 2014 - DesignLab University of Twente turns design process 'topsy turvy' Unsuspected combinations, guts and 'team science': those are the three most important characteristics of the new DesignLab that the University of Twente will open on 1 September in the presence of Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science. DesignLab connects experts from the fields of biomedical technology, nanotechnology and ICT to industrial designers and colleagues from the social sciences and public and business administration as soon as possible. Encouraging these meetings may help in more quickly finding solutions for social issues. Moreover, this also makes DesignLab a new type of discussion partner for the business sector. The opening takes place during the Opening of the Academic Year where artist/designer Daan Roosegaarde will also take the stage.

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