Kent joins CEESI consortium

Kent University has joined the Continuing Education in Electronics Systems Integration (CEESI) Training consortium of 11 UK universities.


KentUniversity has joined the Continuing Education in Electronics Systems Integration (CEESI) Training consortium of 11 UK universities, contributing four new advanced modules in the area of biometrics and security.



According to a statement, the Department of Electronics at KentUniversity is acknowledged to be a world expert in biometrics and is currently working with companies such as Motorola and Electrone. Its four modules for CEESI are: Foundations of Biometrics and Secure Systems; Industrial Context of Biometrics; Practical Biometric Systems; and Advanced Biometrics.



The CEESI-Training programme, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, aims to address industry’s need for flexible training in electronics systems design and integration by establishing a ‘pool’ of training modules at postgraduate level, accessible mainly via the internet.



Alongside KentUniversity, its partners are the universities of Manchester, Bolton, Bradford, Southampton and Surrey, with the Institute for System Level Integration representing the universities of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh and Strathclyde. Support from industry includes Infineon Technologies, Sony SDE, National Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductors, Philips Semiconductors, National Microelectronics Institute, Motorola and Atmel.



‘We are joining the leading consortium providing advanced training for industry in electronic engineering in the UK and will benefit from the many advantages this brings: cooperation, marketing and financial assistance,’ said Winston Waller, senior lecturer in Electronic Engineering at Kent University. ‘It will help the university deliver modules in biometrics and security to a larger proportion of the population of engineers in UK industry who require training in this new and fast developing area.’