Transnational Partnership for Excellent Research and Education in Disruptive Technologies for a Resilient Future

The project “Transnational Partnership for Excellent Research and Education in Disruptive Technologies for a Resilient Future (DTRF)”, aims through cooperation between Vestlandsforsking (Western Norway Research Institute - WNRI), Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL), and seven world class university departments from the USA, India, China and Japan, to establish a long term partnership where excellent education is to be embedded in excellent research in disruptive technologies for critical infrastructure resilience. The project has the potential to be an extensive network that connects many researchers, faculties and students. The DTRF research and education network will be coordinated by Western Norway Research Institute and will run for a term of three years.

Master students with relevant backgrounds will be integrated into WNRI's and the partners’ ongoing research with academic publications as the final goal. A high quality of student and faculty mobility will be established. This will result in enhanced education and the development of expertise into Norwegian academia, e.g. DTRF curricula into the professional training of research education of tomorrow’s data scientists, researchers and policymakers. It will also result in deeper research collaboration, which in turn will enrich the educational track of Norwegian Master students. The increased contact and mobility will also help the researchers’ possibilities of getting collaborators and relevant hosts for their research stays in the USA, India, China and Japan.

DTRF consortium will not only communicate within the DTRF related research community but also with other related businesses and public sector organisations with the impact to give the DTRF more visibility.

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Financed by:
The Research Council of Norway
Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku)
In cooperation with:
Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL), Bergen
George Mason University, USA
National Institute of Tokyo, Japan
Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy, Hong Kong
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
San Diego State University, USA
Southern University of Science & Technology, China
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