The Wessex Institute of Technology
Situated in the outstanding New Forest National Park in southern England, the Wessex Institute of Technology (also known as the Wessex Institute or WIT) is a unique organisation founded by Professor Carlos Brebbia. Established over 25 years ago, the Institute focuses on facilitating the transfer of ideas and information between industry and academia. Through a wide range of activities, including an international conference programme, publishing activities and graduate studies, the Wessex Institute has been able to establish a prestigious international network of links and contacts with universities and other organisations.
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The academic activities of the Wessex Institute of Technology include Doctoral and Masters level graduate programmes. Many of these are organised in collaboration with other academic institutions around the world, and take place at the Wessex Institute’s New Forest campus.
Many graduates of the Wessex Institute now hold positions of responsibility in academia and industry, and a substantial number of PhDs have been awarded over the past 25 years.
International Conference Programme
The Wessex Institute of Technology's renown international conference programme covers a wide range of subject areas within the physical sciences and engineering, with conferences on topics including architecture, ecology and transportation. These events take place in many countries around the world.
Papers presented at Wessex Institute of Technology conferences are published by WIT Press in both hard copy and digital format. Digital format papers can be downloaded from the WIT Press eLibrary http://library.witpress.com, where many papers are Open Access.
The proceedings of Wessex Institute conferences are published by WIT Press, the publishing arm of the Institute. In addition to conference proceedings (known as the Transactions of the Wessex Institute), they also produce a range of journals, edited volumes and authored works in hard copy format.
Conference proceedings, since 1993, are archived in online in the WIT Press eLibrary http://library.witpress.com, where many are Open Access. Journal papers can also be found online at http://journals.witpress.com
Professor Carlos Brebbia, the founder and Director of the Wessex Institute, played an active role in the development of the Boundary Element Method. Research at the Wessex Institute has been incorporated into a computer simulation code based on this method, called BEASY (Boundary Element Analysis System).
To develop and maintain this code as a service to industry, the BEASY software company was set up (www.beasy.com). BEASY provides services to industries including aerospace and automotives, as well as mechanical, offshore and naval engineering. More specialist applications include those in the fields of biomedicine, electromagnetics and fracture mechanics.