Wessex Institute of Technology is a center of academic excellence established several decades ago by Prof. Carlos Brebbia. The institution is located in Ashurst Lodge, South England. It offers higher degrees and specializes in conferences, research, and publishing. The goal of Wessex Institute is to assist learners in developing knowledge transfer mechanism that will enable them exchange information with professionals in the industry.
Wessex Institute Conferences and Awards
This institute organizes and hosts about 25 conferences annually. The conference’s program serves to meet the institute’s objectives and goals. Additionally, they offer an avenue for professionals and academic bodies to interact while fostering trans-disciplinary research. Among the conferences organized in 2016, include 3rd International Conference on Defense Sites, 7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, and the 1st International Conference on Big Data. It records and publishes all conference proceedings for future reference.
During the annual conference, Wessex Institute offers the Prigogine Medal. This award was launched in 2004 in memory of Ilya Prigogine, a former Nobel Laureate. This year, Prof. Brian Fath of Towson University was the recipient of this prestigious accolade. Wessex Institute teams up with the University of Mississippi to issue the George Green Medal. Prof. Edward Kansa bagged the George Green Medal during an international conference orchestrated by Wessex Institute.
Wessex Research Division
Most of the institute’s research projects receive funds from the Industry and Research Organizations. Wessex Institute interacts with universities such as Universita di Siena, Italy, Universita di Pisa, Italy, and Brazil-based UNICAMP in matters associated with research.
Wessex Publishing Division
WIT Press is responsible for publishing the institute’s journals, conference proceedings, edited works, and research monographs. Upon publishing conference proceedings in the form of transaction series, they are archived in the institute’s eLibrary. Wessex Institute of Technology eLibrary is composed of over 30,000 peer-reviewed papers. The institute has been publishing articles since 1993.
The transaction series titles include WIT Transaction on the Built Environment, WIT Transaction on Engineering Sciences, and WIT Transaction on Environment and Ecology. This publishing division produces about eight internationally recognized journals annually. Among its top journals, include International Journals of Sustainable Development, International Journals of Safety and Security Engineering, as well as International Journals of Design and Nature & Eco-dynamics.