Tracing the future course of technological advancement

How can we make online banking safer? How do satellites […]

May 2, 2013

How can we make online banking safer? How do satellites evolve? And can cars become smarter? Launched in 2009, the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) is a leading international research institute with a strong focus on modern-day information and communication technology (ICT).

A venue for exchange and collaboration, SnT brings together university scientists with non-university-affiliated researchers as well as partners from industry and the public sector. The shared focus is on basic science research, to address the challenges faced by today’s technology companies.
The perspective taken by the Centre is one of tracing the future course of technological advancement, delineating current boundaries, and identifying long-term research topics.

Excellence centre for confidence

SnT and its partners are helping establish Luxembourg as a European centre for excellence and innovation in the field of safe, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. A key to SnT’s success is that the Centre has taken an interdisciplinary approach to research topics ranging from technology to economics, law and even the liberal arts. Here, it is SnT’s Partnership Program that plays a key role in promoting the development of innovative ideas, while forging professional relationships with established partners from industry, the public sector and start-ups.
The Partnership Program allows SnT and its partners to pool their resources and together develop new ideas, which enable SnT to very successfully conduct basic science research with a strong nod towards application. It also facilitates securing research grants from the European Commission’s Framework Programmes, ESA, and FNR. Doctoral projects focusing on industry topics are a way to attract many young scientists wishing to forge lasting professional ties with SnT.

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