Bayu Jayawardhana is appointed as of 1 January 2024 as scientific director of DISC, the interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. The University of Groningen (UG) participates in
, the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control, with the technical universities of Delft and Eindhoven, and Twente University.
Jayawardhana is professor at the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (Faculty of Science and Engineering, RUG). DISC also offers a nationally organized graduate programme for PhD students in this field. DISC is one of three major graduate schools in mechanical engineering in the Netherlands.
Jayawardhana is professor of Mechatronics and Nonlinear Control Engineering. Recently, Jayawardhana was also appointed fellow of the Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE). The appointment of Jayawardhana at DISC reflects once again the technical profile of the UG.
In 2017 the four technical universities in the Netherlands and the University of Groningen signed a collective agreement in which they express their support for DISC. DISC is the formal successor of the Dutch Network of Systems and Control, which offered a national graduate program in systems and control since 1987.
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