National Graduate School for Systems and Control

Research school DISC is an interuniversity research institute and graduate school that unites all university groups in the Netherlands that are active in systems and control theory and engineering. It offers a nationally organized graduate programme for PhD students in this field.

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Course program - general information

DISC offers graduate courses on systems and control lectured by national and international top lecturers.

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Summer School

A yearly four day Summer School lectured by (inter)national specialists in the field of systems and control

Winter course 2016

The wintercourse 2016 on “Power Systems Control – from Circuits to Economics” will beheld from February 17 to February 19, 2016 at the University of Groningen

Benelux Meeting 2016

The Benelux Meeting 2016 will be held from March 22-24, 2016


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29 Jun / 1 Jul
29 Jun / 1 Jul


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PhD defense Robert Huisman

On Friday February 12, 2016 Robert Huisman will defend his thesis. The title of the thesis is : High performance motion control for cryogenic nano positioning mechanisms. Application to the METIS Cold Chopper mechanism
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PhD defense Yue Qiu

On Monday December 7, 2015 will be the defense of Yue Qiu. The title of the thesis is Preconditioning Optimal Flow Control Problems Using Multilevel Sequentially Semiseparable Matrix Computations
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PhD defence Zhe Cong

Monday 30 November, 2015 will be the defence of Zhe Cong. The title of the thesis is Efficient Optimization Methods for Freeway Management and Control
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IEEE Control Systems Technology Award for Henk Nijmeijer, Marcel Heertjes, Nathan van de Wouw and Alexey Pavlov
The Control Systems Technology award recognizes outstanding contributions to control systems technology either in design and implementation, or in projectmanagement. Among this year’s recipients are Henk Nijmeijer, Marcel Heertjes ...
Program Winter Course now available
The program for the DISC Winter course, which will be held from February 17 to 19, 2016, is now available.You will find it here


We unite academic research

DISC unites all academic research in the Netherlands in the field of systems and control, ranging from mathematical systems theory research to technology-driven control engineering.

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