DEWS has been awarded a grant to set up an Advanced ICT School on pervasive computation, communication and control systems. This initiative gained enthusiastic support from industry because of its goal of connecting the ICT research and industry communities. This award had a number of important outcomes: i) the ICT School was considered as a founding pillar of the recently approved Innovation District (Polo di Innovazione) “ICT Abruzzo”, ii) it was supported by OCSE as an enabling initiative to reinforce\innovate the local economic context after the 2009 earthquake, iii) it created the framework for joint research initiatives and laboratories funded by industry in recognition of the School’s potential economic impact. DEWS is establishing the School with students enrolled from the international community.
DEWS signed a Joint Doctoral Degree agreement with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) and with the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV, Instituto Politécnico National, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico). The doctoral candidates carry out their activities under the responsibility and the guidance of thesis advisors from each of the two universities. The two advisors act in all respects as academic mentors for the doctoral candidate. The joint doctoral degree allows a doctoral candidate to obtain a PhD degree from each of the co-advising universities.
DEWS is partner of the International Curriculum Option (ICO) of Doctoral Studies in Hybrid Control for Complex, Distributed and Heterogeneous Embedded Systems. ICO started in January 2006 to provide a common cultural and academic platform by establishing a network of institutions that have a set of common supplementary criteria for the participating PhD students in addition to those of their already-existing doctoral programs.
DEWS signed International agreements for students and researchers exchanges (UC Berkeley, IASI), and ERASMUS programs