Friday 11th of December, Rector Torbjørn Digernes from NTNU, and CEO of IBM Norway, Morten Thorkildsen, signed a co-operation agreement to ensure continued strategic research collaboration between the two institutions.
Both IBM and NTNU are committed to research within the fields of information and communication technology, electronics, and mathematics, and the application of these sciences. Examples of applications are; language technology, supercomputing, the use of ICT in public domain, as well as smart solutions for transportation and health care.
The co-operation agreement include; master's thesis, doctoral thesis, development and updating of course material, and technological research projects. Students will hopefully gain a better understanding of what the industry demand of them through this co-operation. IBM will continue to award outstanding student work at NTNU.
Rector Torbjørn Digernes hopes the co-operation with IBM will help recruit both prominent researchers and good students for NTNU. NTNU researchers who collaborate with IBM at joint research projects will gain access to IBM's laboratories around the world. Joint research efforts within shared fields will benefit both partners.