The Department of Information Technology is unique in it´s breadth. Our activities span from the gathering and management of data via signal processing, scientific computing and control engineering to communication of results with the aid of database management and human-computer interaction. A common ground is provided by research in theoretical computing science, real-time systems, and computer architecture.
Education and research at the department are of the highest international quality. Roughly 3,000 students study here each year, and about 30 research teams are based here. The strong focus on research impacts and provides an excellent foundation for undergraduate education at the department. The department is building on activities in IT that have been carried on at Uppsala University since the mid 1960s.
In many cases work pursued here is on the cutting edge internationally, in both pure and applied research. The department is active in a large number of collaborative projects across various fields of business and the public sector, as well as the academic world. In all, some 100 Ph. D. students and 25 full professors are engaged in different research projects. Many of the professors come from industry with continuing ties. External funding covers 60% of the entire research budget.
Research centers associated with the department:
The department offers a wide range of single subject courses, as well as programmes for undergraduate and graduate studies. Offerings include both descriptive courses at the beginner level and specialist courses. Some courses are taught by distance learning, as web-based or as summer courses.
The department participates in all engineering programmes of Uppsala University - these are 5-year programmes that lead to a Masters degree. The programmes with the most notable IT content are Computer and Information Engineering, Sociotechnical Systems Engineering, Engineering Physics and Bioinformatics Engineering.
The programme in Computer Science is the main bachelor programme for our department; it offers a broad foundation in the subject. We also contribute significantly to the bachelor programmes in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.
The department offers four master programmes. Large parts are based on projects and real-world problems, through our cooperation with leading Swedish companies as well as local companies and organizations.
We are also deeply involved in another master programme, although we don´t host it: