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Centre of Excellence

Centre of Excellence
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The Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia at Rhodes University

Since 1997, the department of Computer Science hosts a Telkom Centre of Excellence, which focuses on distributed multimedia. The Centre brings together the research expertise within the department, contributions from other departments at Rhodes University and at other tertiary institutions (both nationally and internationally), and input from industry partners. The Centre is a good example of triple helix at work, where academia, industry and government come together to pool resources and improve the competiveness of the industry, via the preparation of highly skilled practitioners and the co-development of appropriate technology. The Centre is supported by Telkom and the anchor partner, Coriant.

The Centre operates under the management of a joint academic/industry steering committee, and has high level representation from the partner industries and from the DTI through the National Research Foundation.