In a world that is changing rapidly, the challenges of the society is facing need fast and
innovative solutions. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most powerful tools we have and
it provides the opportunities for us to build a better and sustainable future. As the technology
advances rapidly, the necessity of connecting AI education with real-world applications and
challenges has become more significant. Therefore the importance of work-integrated learning
(WIL), collaborations with industrial partners and research based education is increasing.
International Work-Integrated-Learning in Artificial Intelligence (IWIL AI) aims to fill in this gap by
introducing work integrated learning in AI on an international scale in Norway. The project aims
to enhance the quality and relevancy of education, and strengthen the partnerships for research
and innovation through an international cooperation between the partners of this project. The
expected outcomes of the project are increased quality of education, strengthened international
partnerships for education, research and innovation and increased experience of WIL on an
The main activities within this project are a work-integrated-learning-based student exchange
for bachelor, masters and PhD students (in one of the partner organizations); dissemination
and networking events with the participation of team members; supervision and
performance evaluations for studetns by the host instutions.
The IWIL AI project (2023-2026) is lead by The Department of Computer Science at NTNU, and is in close connection to SFI NorwAI and the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. The main partner institution is the University of Waterloo, Co-operative and Experiential Education in Canada. Other partners include Cognite AS, SINTEF Digital, Aneo, Manulife.
IWIL AI is funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir).
Applications for a research stay at the University of Waterloo is now open!
Kerstin Bach Professor+47-73597410 +47-93032400 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Computer Science
Jon Atle Gulla Director of NorwAI & Professor+47-73591847 +47-91347759 email@example.com Department of Computer Science
Jon Espen Ingvaldsen+47-73594729 +47-98478289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Kille Researcherbenjamin.email@example.com Department of Computer Science
Kjetil Nørvåg Professornoervaag@ntnu.no Department of Computer Science
Lemei Zhang Postdoctoral Fellowlemei.firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Computer Science