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European school of Antennas


The European School of Antennas (ESoA) is a new model of geographically distributed school with the objective to reinforce the European training and research in wireless applications. ESoA feasibility has been successfully proved in the FP6 Network of Excellence 'ACE - Antenna Centre of Excellence', using a highly qualified integrated set of advanced post-graduate courses, distributed in the most accredited European research centres on antennas.

In the first year of experimentation (2005), ESoA has registered 340 graduated student and 130 speaker in its first 15 courses. The purpose of this proposal is to give a co-financial support to continue the ESoA activity in the triennium 2007 to 2009, with the implementation of 22 courses. The importance and the interest about the present general theme is confirmed by the key roles that the wireless applications play in the Information Society of Technologies, in particular for emerging communications, navigation and sensing services, aeronautics and space, transport, security.

The general objectives of the School are:
- reinforcing the European excellence in the systems air interface with emphasis on antenna components;
- creating an effective specialistic formative offer to complete individual PhD curricula of European students;
- increasing the ties in wireless research and development between Universities and Industries on a European scale;
- facilitating the interchange of ideas among early stage researchers and trainers as well as among young researchers, thus increasing the future mobility and synergy.

The courses of the school have the same format and possess common basic rules of examinations and accreditations; the topics are chosen with minimum overlap of contents and in such a way to cover uniformly research topics from analysis to design and from theory to the applications. The school is furnished by a central management controlled real time by a centralized WEB support.

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