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Digital Media Researchers Receive Grants to Collaborate with Portuguese Universities

July 26, 2010

University of Texas at Austin researchers together with collaborating Portuguese researchers have received six grants totaling about $1.5 million U.S. ($1.2 million Euros) from the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal (FCT) to expand the presence of advanced digital media through educational and research exchange.

University of Texas at Austin researchers from the departments of Advertising, Communication Studies and Radio-TV-Film in the College of Communication, the School of Information and the Cockrell School of Engineering will conduct the projects with principal investigators at Portuguese universities through the UT Austin | Portugal International Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies or CoLab.

"This grant reflects the fact that digital media is multidisciplinary and to do meaningful work you need talent and insight from people across multiple areas," said Sharon Strover, director of CoLab's Digital Media program and the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication in the Department of Radio-TV-Film. "We hope this project will create a foundation for developing and working with the future leadership in the area of digital media."


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