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Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

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Aims and activities of this organisation:

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU), founded in 1995, has recently introduced a new strategy with a strong emphasis on internationalization and sustainability. New internationally oriented study programs have been implemented. The Department of Computer Science  (CS) at BRSU has valuable experience running applied courses in computer science in close contact to industrial partners and has a focus on open source technologies. It hosts several technology centers focusing on variety of research areas in robotics, computer vision, autonomous systems, with emphasis on OSS in development and implementation. BRSU is a host of several OSS technologies and CS is a co-founder and multi annual host of the very successful open source conference and community FrOSCon. The CS department has over 600 students and about 20 faculty members. It offers bachelor, master, and joint doctorate degrees in computer science and variety of specialized disciplines. 

The role of this organisation in this project:

The CS Department at BRSU will lead the process of implementation of fundamental OSS infrastructure in PC institutions, building on its experience in OSS. It is strongly supported by various local student's initiatives (e.g. http://www.luusa.org/) and the annually mounted Free and Open Source Software Conference FrOSCon. BRSU maintains a successful partnership model with enterprises, which has helped in building a strong computer science program in Germany. BRSU has the interest to support PC institutions in cooperation with it EU partners in developing a partnership model to help build OSS communities through advanced OSS based technology education.  Building on its best practices, BRSU will  lead the project implementation as well as monitoring and quality control. It will contribute to all activities of the project, and its academic and administrative staff will be committed to the success of the project implementation and delivery in compliance with the project plan and EC rules.

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