Located in Ashurst Lodge, UK, Wessex Institute is a higher learning institution that offers higher degree programs. Carlos A. Brebbia serves as the chairperson of the school’s board of directors. Professor Brebbia is the brains behind Wessex Institute. He founded the school in 1986 as a successor of the Computational Mechanics Institute. The institution signed collaboration agreements with other higher learning institutions.
The school was founded with an objective of developing knowledge transfer methodologies. These methodologies are geared towards enhancing the exchange of knowledge between scholars. Wessex Institute excels in this objective through its diverse academic programs. Wessex Institute of Technology also excels in research programs. These programs usually receive financial support from Industry and Research Organizations.
Ashurst Lodge is a tranquil town that lies in a popular national park known as New Forest. The national park is a home for wildlife, picturesque villages, and other tourist attractions. It also lies in South England and about 100 km far from London. Wessex Institute was built in the area because of its tropical climate that is favorable for learning.
The Wessex Institute of Technology acknowledges the efforts of researchers by offering awards to scholars who have brilliant research contributions. In partnership with the University Of Siena, Wessex Institute organizes a yearly awarding event. During the event, The Prigogine Medal is usually awarded to the winners. The award program was established to honor Nobel Prize winner, Ilya Prigogine. Since 2004, Sven Jorgensen and Bernard Patten are among the recipients of the award.
The University of Mississippi and Wessex Institute established a joint initiative to award the George Green Medal to scholars. The medal honors George Green who was a brilliant researcher. However, Green was not popular because the media did not publicize his contributions or works in the field of research. Wessex and Mississippi University seek to increase his prominence by awarding researchers who are as hardworking as Green. The awarding program was established in 2014. The winner of the medal was awarded during the 37th International Conference on Boundary Elements. Professor Edward Kansa was the second recipient of the medal in 2015.