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ECS joins forces in first Euro Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

Published: 7 December 2009

The first Masters degree which will train students to design future embedded computing systems will begin next year and is being run by the University of Southampton and European partners: Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim.

The European Masters in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS) is a two-year programme which has received funding from the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme; it will allow scholarships to be awarded to the world’s best students to study at any two of the three participating universities.

Students will benefit from the University of Southampton's expertise in System on Chip and Electronics, Trondheim's knowledge in Electronics and Communications and Kaiserslautern’s strong track record in Embedded Systems.

'This is a new Masters course in Embedded Computing Systems – winning the recent round of funding on the Erasmus Mundus programme,' said Dr Peter Wilson, of the ECS Electronic Systems and Devices group. 'We believe that funding for this Masters will attract some of the best students from around the world, who will benefit from the best expertise in Europe in the field of embedded systems.'

The team at the University of Southampton is led by Dr Peter Wilson, and also includes Professor Andrew Brown and Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi of the ECS Electronic Systems and Devices group.

The closing date for applications for this Masters is 15 January 2010.

Those interested in applying should contact: Dr Christian Tuttas at Kaiserslautern University.

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