SIT is founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists, and advanced by world-class researchers.
Students, academics and industry need a new model of education for the challenges in today's hyper-connected, data-driven world. SIT bridges the gap between education, research and applications for industry, unifying them in one institution. SIT research and education removes the traditional barriers between specialities and thrives on interdisciplinarity.
SIT students and faculty know no bounds except for those of their ambition, determination and excellence.
SIT's vision: education and science without boundaries.
The institution pursues a new model of university education: close connection with research and applied science, blend of virtual and face-to-face education, direct interaction with industry. SIT's learning model is social and involved, where academics, students and industry work together to bridge the gap between academia and commerce.
SIT's home in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is only 45km from Zürich, with access to the largest industry and technology base in Europe, encompassing Switzerland, Southern Germany and Northern Italy.
Education at SIT
SIT offers a blended education model: courses are taught by top specialists in the field, under the responsibility of SIT's research chairs, providing students with a direct link to the latest developments in the respective fields. In addition to the SIT faculty, lecturers include experts from industry and other universities.
As of 2019/20 SIT offers Masters of Science degrees in cooperation with Carnegie-Mellon University and National University of Singapore. Students complete their education at the partner university's site and receive degrees from either NUS or CMU and SIT.
SIT graduates can apply for job opportunities in either industry (companies and startups) or research (towards a PhD) at SIT.
For more information about applying to the SIT master's programs, and the application form, see here.
Opportunities for PhD study as a researcher in one of SIT's research departments are available; the PhD degree is offered in connection with partner universities in Switzerland.
Using high-tech learning management systems, students benefit from personalised digital learning, with real-time feedback and adaptation, so that students remain interested and engaged throughout their time at SIT.
What SIT Offers to Students
Future-oriented learning with a new curriculum in software engineering, advanced materials, quantum technologies and digital business
MSc degrees in co-operation with top-ranked universities
Research projects in cooperation with industry and monitored by industry experts
Foundation support for scholarships
Access to jobs with leading companies
Cutting-edge research projects supervised by top scientists
Interested in PhD or postdoctoral stay at SIT?
Research at SIT
SIT research addresses pressing questions at the leading edge of science and technology, in the areas covered by SIT. Research is organised around chairs, grouped into departments. The first department is the Department of Software Engineering, with two chairs.
Prof. Bertrand Meyer
Chair of Software and Security at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Professor of Software Engineering (emeritus) at ETH Zurich: Chair of Software Engineering. Chief Technology Officer, Eiffel Software.
CV: Électricité de France 1974-1983;Univ. of California Santa Barbara 1983-1985; Eiffel Software, Santa Barbara since 1985 (president until 2001, then CTO); ETH Zurich since Oct. 2001 (department chair 2004-2006).
Chair of Software Testing and Analysis at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
He founded the STAR research laboratory of USI Università della Svizzera italiana in 2007, and the LTA research laboratory of Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca in 2000, and is now building the research team of the chair of Software Quality and Cybersecurity of SIT Schaffhausen Institute of Technology.
Mauro Pezzè has advised over 40 PhD students who successfully graduated and occupy prestigious positions in industry and academy.
Professor of Physics Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, National University of Singapore Nobel Prize winner (2010)
Professor of Economics and Public Policy Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon
Professor of Quantum Information and Communication, University of Geneva
Director, Center for Quantum Technologies, Oxford University Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore
Professor of Physics, Harvard University Co-Director, Harvard Quantum Optics Center Co-Director, Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms
SIT Management Team
Dr Serguei Beloussov
Chairman of the Board, Founder of SIT
PhD Quantum Physics; Singaporean serial tech entrepreneur; CEO of Acronis, Education Investor
Dr Jürgen Brücker
Executive Vice President
PhD Economics, Swiss Education professional, University of St Gallen, University of Liechtenstein
Vice President Communication and Grant Management
German, Head of Dissemination Graphene Flagship
Vice President Operations and Strategy
PhD Computational Physics, Russian, Founding President of Innopolis University Kazan, Education and Tech entrepreneur
Vice President Finance and Administration
Swiss Certified Public Accountant, MBA University of St. Gallen, Swiss Finance Professional
Professor and SIT Provost
Em. Professor ETH Software Engineering
MSc Johns Hopkins University, Swiss Finance Professional
Chief of Staff
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