COBRA's mission is to excel in acquisition, transfer and application of knowledge in communication technology. We do so by carrying out high-quality research in addition to offering a prestigious post-academic educational program for PhDs and PostDocs.

In this respect, communication technology should be understood as collecting, saving, processing, transporting, routing and presenting information. The central element in COBRA's policy is therefore to cover the full dynamical trajectory from nano-optics and nano-electronics up to, and including, the applications in communication devices and systems. Built on a vision of long- term developments, COBRA actively defines and initiates top-level long-term programs, in close collaboration with the industry.