Electronic Systems and Innovation: Why - What is it - Does it work?


Our traditional study program in Electronics had a problem: After many years of being one of the most popular programs at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the interest in the study program decreased and quite a lot (up to 50%) of the students enrolled in the program changed to other programs within the first two years of study. The industry needs these students and the department who owns the program had to do something. We therefore changed the program and the way we teach it. After four years it seems like we are working in the right direction. This presentation will focus on the challenges, the transformation and the lessons learned.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Apr 2018
  • Time: 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
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  • University of Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Australia 2522
  • Building: 20
  • Room Number: 4

  • Starts 06 April 2018 02:04 PM
  • Ends 23 April 2018 11:55 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
  • No Admission Charge


Associate Professor Ragnar Hergum


Ragnar Hergum was born in Oslo, Norway in 1950. He received his Siv.Ing. and Dr.Ing. Degrees in Electrical Engineering at NTH in Trondheim in 1977 and 1987, respectively. The topic of the theses was "Digital Equalization of Audio signals". From 1983 - 1989 he was a research scientist at SINTEF DELAB working primarily on speech coding for GSM. In the period 1989 -1994 he was manager of research and development at STENTOFON, Trondheim, Norway, a company developing, producing and marketing internal communication equipment.  In 1995 he joined the Department of Telecommunications at NTNU as an associate professor. Since 2004 he has hold the position of Head of department.  He has given courses in Signal Processing and Communication and is currently giving a course in Electric Circuits.