ICT is arguably the technology area that has had the strongest impact on society during the past 60 years. The technology is visibly present in our use of computers, smartphones, information search, robotics, and intelligent agents, but has an even greater impact as an enabling technology for a large number of application areas, such as medicine and healthcare, energy production and distribution, finance, public management and transport logistics to name a few.
NTNU's ICT program covers the complete range of research and education in Information and Communication Technologies at the university, from computer science and engineering through control engineering, robotics, wired and wireless communications to electronics and materials. The ICT research and education activities at NTNU are distributed on several of our faculties, although the main hub is at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.
The focus of NTNU ICT is to strengthen generic ICT-disciplinary research at the university. This implies supporting research that can be vital for future applications; emerging and potentially disruptive ICT technologies. The core research areas can be shared across diverse applications, and it is an ambition to achieve a beneficial cross-fertilization by bringing together researchers from different application areas but with commonalities in method and theory.