Hanno Langweg gave a presentation on COINS for the FRISC Industrial Advisory Board. FRISC is the Norwegian Forum for Research and Innovation in Security and Communications. Feedback from representatives of the Industrial Advisory Board is expected to improve transition of COINS graduates into industry.
The board provided two recommendations for COINS:
- Demand for high competence in information security is high both in the public sector and in industry. COINS is hence considered to be an important instrument to contribute to build up such competence. It is of concern that a large number of Ph.D. students are from foreign countries as many positions in the field can require security clearance. It is important that students are made aware of this challenge towards employment opportunities in Norway.
- Industry needs to be made more aware of the Industrial Ph.D. instrument of the Research Council of Norway. The proposed COINS Student Researcher Grant looks promising and information about it should be distributed to all FRISC members.