The Department of Engineering Cybernetics has a vision to be one of Europe's most renowned research and education communities in the department's main areas.
The department will generally contribute to increased understanding of dynamic systems and control of such, and especially to the technological development within Norwegian industry, infrastructure and public services. This will be done by educating MSc and PhD candidates of high quality, by developing new methods and new technology in contact with the international scientific community in Engineering Cybernetics, and by having close relations to Norwegian industry, research and management.
In 2012 has an international committee on behalf of the Research Council of Norway conducted an evaluation of basic research in the ICT sector in Norway. The Control systems (CS) research group at Department of Engineering Cybernetics get the best grade and is characterized as a world leading research. The Report is available on the Research Council's web pages.
The department has 27 permanent employees and about 40 PhD candidates and temporary academic staff. In addition, the department has 10 Adjunct Professors. Each year about 70 MSc students graduates and about 10 candidates obtain the PhD degree in Engineering Cybernetics (average for the last 3 years).