A newly published assessment of Aalborg University's Department of Computer Science concludes that its research is world class in several areas. The evaluation report covers work carried out in the period 2001-2005, and was prepared by an international team comprising Professor Stefan Arnborg, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden, Professor Keith Jeffery of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford UK, Professor Ian Sommerville of Lancaster University, UK, and Professor Thomas Sinkjær, Aalborg University.
Their report concluded: "The quality of the Department of Computer Science's research is consistently high, and world class in a number of areas.... It is clear that the Department is working at a level comparable with leading computer science research environments across the rest of the world."
The glowing report is obviously good news for the companies who collaborate on research with the Aalborg University department. Niels Buus, MD of Gatehouse A/S and chairman of Norcom, a north Jutland cluster of companies in the wireless and mobile industry, comments: Our competitiveness in a rapidly developing global market relies absolutely on maintaining a cutting-edge position. Knowledge is what keeps us in the lead, and our main supplier of knowledge is the Department of Computer Science."
Frede Blaaberg, head of the department, is optimistic that the new report can only improve future prospects: "With a research assessment like this I have no doubt that even more companies will want to collaborate with us," he says. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen.
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