UNIFI Partnership Programme
UNIFI is an initiative of the Chair of Next Generation Networks (AV) at the Technische Universität Berlin aiming at building sustainable teaching and research infrastructures in the areas of Future Internet through global collaboration among academic institutions.
The initiative intends to reach its goals via enablement and empowerment of all stakeholders of academia:
- the creation and development of high quality curricula, integration and exchange of teaching personnel, students, postgraduates and researchers among the partner universities
- the creation of Competence Centers for a sustainable development and bundling of local expertise
- the creation and development of an open, general purpose, and sustainable large-scale shared Next Generation Networks Infrastructures & Future Internet Technology Experimentation and Research Facility via federation of interoperable local testbeds.
- the creation and operation of an International Multilateral Academic Network as a communication hub and motor for intercultural understanding in the international FI academic community
Establishing Sustainable Academic Structures in Next Generation Network Infrastructures and Future Internet Technology at Universities in Developing Countries from the Southern Hemisphere
Started in January 2012 and running until the end of 2015 and, financed by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, the project adopts the UNIFI approach and focuses on developing countries from the southern hemisphere. Participants of the project are Technische Universität Berlin (coordinator), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Universidad de Chile (Chile), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).