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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.


8 Feb 2018 - UT researcher to receive PhD for research into phishing Elmer Lastdrager spent six years studying various aspects of phishing for his PhD at the University of Twente. This included analysing 700,000 phishing emails. ‘The recipients of these emails decide if they are trustworthy primarily based on the content, sender and length of the email, but pay little attention to the technical aspects.’ Lastdrager will be awarded a PhD for his research on 9 February.  10 Jan 2018 - University of Twente partner of an excellence science robotics consortium The University of Twente, as partner of the TERRINet consortium, kicked-off the financed project. This group of top research institutions makes high quality infrastructure available to researchers in Europe and worldwide for robotics experiments. The initiative is part of the excellent science pillar of Horizon 2020 (the EU programme for research and innovation which also finances the ERC-grant). The UT is the only Dutch participant.  12 Dec 2017 - UT student Joachim Koot wins Unilever Research Prize On the 7th of December the annual Unilever Research Prizes were presented to the winners. Unilever awards these prizes to show its appreciation for high-level research that is taught at Dutch universities. This year, UT student Joachim Koot won with his computer simulation model of bloodstreams of patients who are receiving ECMO treatment (a technique which provides temporary extracorporeal respiratory and cardiac support). Thirteen students in total received a € 2,500 prize yesterday as well as a glass sculpture, The Ovum, by artist Elly Rosseel.  7 Dec 2017 - The UT has the highest impact in the Netherlands, and has once again been named the most entrepreneurial university On 7 December 2017, the University of Twente was voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands for the third time. Moreover, the UT is the university with the greatest impact in the Netherlands. This was clear from the sum of results from four categories: How entrepreneurial the university is, how strong its collaboration with the practical field is, how well it communicates via public media, and how involved in public debate the university is. Across all the categories, the University of Twente achieved the highest score, and thus – measured per researcher – the university has the greatest impact in the Netherlands. 24 Nov 2017 - One Minute Madness Award winners @CTIT symposium 2017 Research institute CTIT congratulates the One Minute Madness Prize winners



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