Department of Information Technology

department of information technology

There are computers all around us. Our research is focused on making them less noticeable, do more and make our everyday life run smoothly.

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Carolina Wählby has been awarded The Royal Society of Science Thuréus price (Kungl. Vetenskaps-Societetens Thuréus-pris). The prize was awarded at a ceremony at the Museum Gustavianum on September 1. The prize is worth $ 100,000. Carolina Wählby gets the Thuréus Award for her pioneering development of new computerized image analysis for use in life science research and making available these researchers nationally and internationally through a strong focus on knowledge dissemination.
See Press Release from Kungl. Vetenskaps-Societeten and Press Release from Uppsala University. (Both in Swedish.)

The Department of Information Technology was established in 1999 through a reorganization, but several of our sub departments have their roots in the department with almost the same name that was founded in 1965, the Department of Information Processing (Institutionen för informationsbehandling). Despite the fact that our department has only existed for sixteen years we therefore celebrate 50-year anniversary in 2015. For the Jubilee, we have written a book on how education and research have evolved over the years. The name of the book is Från informationsbehandling till informationsteknologi - Institutionen för informationsteknologi söker sina rötter (From Information Processing to Information Technology - the Department of Information Seeking Their Roots).

Read the book online or order a copy by emailing . The book is only available in Swedish, but includes a chapter with an English summary. Enjoy the book!

Edith Ngai, Division of Computer Systems, and her research group has recently received grants from Vinnova to finance the project "Green Internet of Things". The project is conducted together with Uppsala kommun, KTH, Ericsson, IBM and four other business partners. Read the complete news article (in Swedish).

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Do you want to understand how information technology works, be a part of the IT development and create the technology of tomorrow? At the Department of Information Technology you study in an international environment with teachers who are leading researchers within their fields.We cover a wide range of issues, from construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts.
Find out more about our exchange studies and master's programmes.


The activities are grouped into five themes: Computer Systems, Computing Science, Scientific Computing, Systems & Control and Visual Information & Interaction. Each of these themes is in itself a major subject area, where we both conduct basic research and have projects with links to applications in for example Engineering, Biology, Medicine, Economy and Psychology. The broad scientific foundation is reflected in a large number of collaborations across academic disciplines as well as with industry and the public sector. Find out more about our research.

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Updated  2015-09-02 14:52:44 by Lotta Lundell.