Knowledge and expertise in the field of sensor technology is of increasing importance to the Dutch economy. The north of the Netherlands boasts a strong network, in which many parties cooperate with the aim to develop and expand the field of sensor technology.
HIT plays an important role in this development, through its international bachelor course; Advanced Sensor Applications. HIT is also developing its own research facility called CENSI (Center of Excellence for Intelligent Sensor Innovation). Within CENSI, lecturers and students work together in applied research. In addition to education and research, HIT is actively involved with industry partners. This is necessary because sensor technology develops very rapidly and continues to demonstrate its relevance and importance in today’s world. HIT has established partnerships with several companies including Sun Microsystems, Astron, NAM, TNO, IDL, Byspy, Metsens and Stichting Ijkdijk. HIT also has contacts with other national and international companies and universities.
HIT’s education programme began in September 2008 and has reached the point in which it will enter the next phase of its development. That is why further investments in the educational programme, preparation of a master programme and expansion of the research facility are necessary. The approval of the application for subsidy by the SNN allows HIT to commence with this new phase.