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Graduate school System Design

Graduate school System Design - SyDe

SyDe is a structured programme for PhD students in computer science. The graduate school SyDe started in November 2012.

SyDe is a cooperation of the University of Bremen with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

SyDe focuses on the design of electronic systems. With the ever growing complexity of such systems - as found in mobile phones, cars or planes - new and sophisticated methods are needed in order to guarantee their correct functionality. Together, the three partners in SyDe cover a broad range of exciting research topics - from robotics and space systems to the design of low-power chips.

SyDe is funded in the course of the German Excellence Initiative.

Three Strong Partners

With around 19,000 students and 250 professors, the University of Bremen is one of the most important sites for academic education and scientific research in the north of Germany. Within the university, SyDe is associated to the strong research axis "information - cognition - communication". In the second round of the German Excellence Initiative, the University of Bremen has been successful with its institutional strategy "ambitious and agile".

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is the leading research institution in Germany in the field of innovative software technologies. At the site in Bremen, the "Robotics Innovation Center" and the "Cyber-Physical Systems Group" are located.

The Bremen site of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been the home of the Institute of Space Systems since 2007. The institute's work includes analyzing and evaluating complex spaceflight systems. It develops concepts for innovative space missions with high visibility at national and international level.