Undergraduates in science and computer science would have heard of the newly launched research-led institute, the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT). This newly established research-led institute has welcomed its first intake of computer science students for 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology

While the physical institution is set to begin construction in the next five years at it’s headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. SIT is collaborating with Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh US and the National University of Singapore (NUS) to deliver its highly anticipated master’s program.


As a region, Schaffhausen is no stranger to technological feats, having developed the world’s first autonomous public transport system in 2018 and serving as a headquarters for some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Positioned near other technological centres such as Zurich, Munich, Stuttgart and Austria, Schaffhausen has been chosen as an ideal campus for SIT, connecting its specially developed technology education programs with Europe’s growing need for talent in the fields of computer science, physics and technology transformation.

Its mission is to advance knowledge and discovery in advanced areas of technology including Artificial intelligence, Distributed Crypto Architecture, Software Engineering, Quantum Technologies, Digital Sport & Health, and Digital Law.

Until SIT’s physical university has been completed, the research centre is currently offering a master’s program in partnership with CMU in Pittsburgh, the United States and NUS in Singapore. CMU is ranked as the leading computer science school in the United States, while NUS is consistently named as one of the world’s top universities with strengths in engineering and science.

The master’s program has been exclusively offered to a selected pool of international students, allowing them to apply to three computer science programs at CMU and five programs at NUS. Students will complete their degree at a partner institute during 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 academic years but will return to Schaffhausen to establish SIT’s further research and education programs when the wider curriculum has been developed.

More information available at sit.org.

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