Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)
The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) is a not-for-profit innovation institute of the University of Madeira, founded by the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University. The institute was created in December 2009 in order to provide a home for the many collaborations between these partners, in both research and education. The work of the institute mainly concentrates on innovation in the areas of computer science and human-computer interaction. The institute is founded by the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University. url: http://www.m-iti.org/
Our vision is to become an influential and internationally recognized center of excellence for research and education in interactive technologies and to advance the strategic development of the University and of the region of Madeira through solutions and approaches with economic impact and scientific significance.
In pursuit of this vision, we strive to build national and international collaboration and partnerships with business and industry as well as other research and educational institutions. We seek to develop creative synergies between education and both practical research and exploratory development while remaining firmly anchored in the realizable and the practicable.
Our fourfold mission is:
- to develop capacity in a sustainable setting that welcomes interdisciplinary research and innovation in interactive systems and services through communications, network, and information technologies.
- to advance education in the fields of human-computer interaction and software engineering through international multidisciplinary graduate programs that develop new leaders and pioneers.
- to explore and expand the potential of technology to enhance human communication by designing and developing novel systems and services and by investigating their use and effectiveness in real-world contexts.
- to bridge the gaps between software engineering, interaction design, and service design by developing practical tools and techniques, theory and practices centered on meeting genuine human needs.
The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) is dedicated to research and education in the area of computer science and human-computer interaction. The institute is founded by the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University.
The institute offers two master programs:
- The Master of Informatics Engineering, a Bolonha-style MSc degree awarded by the University of Madeira;
- The Professional Master of Human-Computer Interaction, a dual degree awarded by both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Madeira.
- The Professional Master of Entertainment Technology, a dual degree awarded by both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Madeira.
Faculty of the institute also teach in the Bachelor programs for Interactive Media Design (LDMI) and Computer Science (LEI).
M-ITI is managed by a general assembly, a board of directors, and an executive director. It is controlled by a financial council and supervised by an advisory council.
A short video about M-ITI and the Professional Master in Human-Computer Interaction