In June 2008, a three-year research project between the Chair of Computer Engineering (Prof. Axel Hunger) and partner university,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), was launched and also aims to encourage student mobility between the two partners. The platform for this project is the “UKM Mercator Office & Multimedia Lab”, which acts as liaison officeof the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Faculty of Engineering at UKM.