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09.09.2019

Computer science students from 2021

At the University of St.Gallen, a completely new study and research focus in Computer Science is being created for around 500 students. The "Informatikstudium@HSG" project has now been launched with start-up funding from the canton.

The task of developing a computer science degree course at HSG arose for the University of St.Gallen from the cantonal IT education initiative. The "Computer science degree course @HSG" project was launched with the start-up funding of 18.6 million francs. "This is currently being used to drive forward preparations to found a School of Information and Computer Science and the establishment of five further computer science chairs and approx. 18 additional faculty staff," vice president Lukas Gschwend explained during the last annual media conference of the University of St.Gallen. Independently of this, HSG already created four new computer science chairs for the requirements of the existing programmes during the past year from its own funds, which will also be transferred to the future School of Information and Computer Science. The goal is to establish a completely new degree course focus and research focus in computer science.

Source: University of St.Gallen