An Overview of the Wessex Institute of Technology
The Wessex Institute of Technology (also known as WIT or the Wessex Institute) was founded in 1986 by Professor Carlos Brebbia. This unique organisation, based at the Institute's campus in the beautiful New Forest in southern England, has been serving the international scientific community for more than 25 years through a range of activities aiming to promote the exchange of information and ideas between academia and industry.
A wide range of activities, including an international conference programme, graduate studies and publishing services, offer opportunities for knowledge transfer. In addition, the Institute has established an extensive network of links with universities and organisations worldwide.
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A range of academic activities take place at Ashurst Lodge, the Wessex Institute's New Forest campus. These include Doctoral and Masters level graduate programmes organised in conjunction with universities and academic institutions worldwide.
A substantial number of PhDs have been awarded in the Institute's 25 year history, and many graduates have moved on to positions of responsibility in both academia and industry.
International Conference Programme
The Wessex Institute of Technology is renown for its extensive conference programme. These cover a wide range of topics from ecology to architecture, with many focused on the physical sciences and engineering, and take place in many countries around the world. Papers presented at the conferences are published both in hard copy and digital format by WIT Press.
The Wessex Institute of Technology is complemented by WIT Press, who publish the proceedings of Wessex Institute conferences (the Transactions of the Wessex Institute) as well as several journals, edited volumes and authored works.
WIT Press publishes hard copy books and journals, as well as conference proceedings volumes and journal papers in digital format. Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences since 1993 are available in digital format in the WIT Press eLibrary http://library.witpress.com, and journal papers can be found online at http://journals.witpress.com
The Wessex Institute of Technology's Director, Professor Carlos Brebbia, is associated with the development of the Boundary Element Method. Research carried out at the Institute has contributed to the development of a computer simulation code based on this method called BEASY (Boundary Element Analysis System).
A software company, BEASY (www.beasy.com), was formed to provide services to industry by developing and maintaining the BEASY code. BEASY provides services to organisations working in fields including aerospace and automotive industries as well as mechanical, offshore and naval engineering. The software can also be applied to many specialised applications, including biomedicine, electromagnetics and fracture mechanics.