The past 50 years, Electrical Engineering has radically changed society. No other discipline had such an impact. Although often invisible, today’s society is pervasively and completely dependent on the products that Electrical Engineering has produced.
The next 50 years
During the next 50 years an even greater change is expected. In relevant areas such as communication, care, energy and mobility, large connected systems, with ever increasing complexity, will emerge, which can only be successful and cost-effective, by knowledge generated by Electrical Engineering.The implementation, analysis and control of these large, complex connected systems, in as far as they are concerned with the manipulation of electric and electromagnetic phenomena, is selected as the scientific domain of the Department. The Department focuses in particular on aspects with respect to hardware implementation and the implications for higher system levels.