Department of Information Technology

About the department

The Department of Information Technology conducts education and research in Computer Science and Information Technology

Brief facts 2017

A few numbers characterising the Department of Information Technology, fourth largest at Uppsala University.

  • Turnover approx. 260 million
  • 4,000 students annually
  • 14 programs of study, a total of 150 course offerings per academic year
  • 110 teachers and researchers, including 30 full professors
  • 126 active PhD students (2016)
  • 28 PhD and 11 licentiate degrees (2016)
  • 5 research centers associated with the department
  • 1 member of the European Academy of Science
  • 2 members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 5 members of the Royal Academy of Engineering Science
  • 5 IEEE Fellow
  • 4 members of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala
  • About 290 employees, including PhD students (4th largest at UU)

Education and research of top international quality!

The Department of Information Technology conducts education and research in Computer Science and Information Technology. 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. 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 conduct basic research and drive 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.
In addition to research and education, the department is hosting the "Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing" (SNIC) that coordinates national resources for high-performance computing and data storage, distributed over local centra at six Swedish universities. In addition the department hosts Uppsala's local SNIC center, UPPMAX.

Updated  2017-09-29 12:11:11 by Peter Waites.