As one of Carnegie Mellon's many international destinations, the Information Networking Institute (INI) offers the Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN) in Athens, Greece. The program is offered in collaboration with Athens Information Technology (AIT).
"Through the model used to deliver the Athens MSIN, we have eliminated the boundaries of geographic location, language and culture, and have equipped our graduates to impact individuals, businesses and governments around the world," said INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis, who also directs education, training and outreach at Carnegie Mellon CyLab, and is adjunct faculty at the Heinz School.
To enter the MSIN degree program, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a closely related field.
The program addresses highly motivated individuals with a firm belief in the value of education and a determination to work hard and excel in the specific scientific and technology fields.
"The Athens MSIN program has been a tremendous success," said Pradeep Khosla, dean of the College of Engineering. "To date, we have graduated 48 students from 12 countries and the delivery model is a paradigm for international education."
The 2006 graduating class consisted of 18 students from five different countries, including Greece, India, Iran, Lebanon and Pakistan. Six of those students chose to spend the second year of their program in Pittsburgh, reflecting the close ties between AIT and the INI.
The INI also offers master's programs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Kobe, Japan; and in Aveiro and Lisbon, Portugal.
Established by Carnegie Mellon in 1989 as the nation's first research and education center devoted to information networking, the INI is the educational arm of CyLab, which develops new technologies for secure and sustainable computing. The INI is an integral department of the College of Engineering and a collaboration of the School of Computer Science, the Tepper School of Business and the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.