What is SIT
SIT is an International research-led institution
Founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists, advanced by world-class researchers.
Focusing on computer science, physics, and technology transformation and entrepreneurship our institute is the new multidisciplinary landmark in science, education and transformation.
We are located in the heart of Europe - in a picturesque medium-sized city in Switzerland.
How SIT will achieve success
We are partners with two of the world’s top computer science institutions: Carnegie-Mellon University and the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore (NUS).
We build it with our boards: the chairman on our strategic advisory board is Nobel Prize winner in Physics Konstantin Novoselov, the members are Nicolas Gisin—one of the most famous entrepreneurs in quantum technology and who is also one of the most cited living physicists out of Switzerland in the university of Geneva, Artur Ekert in NUS, Mikhail Lukin in Harvard, Mark Kamlet who was a provost in Carnegie Mellon.
Knowledge through science
There are many global problems in our world, but computers can help predict them; that's why modern physics and many other modern sciences lead us into the computer world.
Unfortunately, the potential of modern digital computers is limited — real-world problems need better computers, we need new computers that use new physical principles. But the creation of new computers requires breakthroughs in many areas: for new computers we need advanced materials, build a lot of new hardware, create new software to design those computers, develop new operating systems to run them, and also we need to build new algorithms and applications. These are big challenges, and they should be solved because if you solve them, you can solve many human problems.
▪ NEW ADVANCED MATERIALS
▪ NEW SOFTWARE
▪ NEW HARDWARE
▪ NEW OPERATING SYSTEM
▪ NEW ALGORITHMS
Because of that, we founded a new university — Schaffhausen Institute of Technology, which focuses on science, technology and education — a huge (about $10T) market for computers, physics and business making unconstrained revenue stream through real estate, education, science transformation services, spin-offs and startups, venture funding, learning and a university management system.
SIT by 2030
Our 5 campuses will concentrate their efforts on these specific areas, and we plan to reach a scale of about 2,000 students on the main campus, about 25,000 blended degree off-campus students, and a very large number of online non-degree students. We bet on these three areas because we believe that the future lies specifically in cybersecurity and information integrity, artificial intelligence and machine learning, software engineering, robotics and autonomous machines, quantum technologies and advanced materials, as well as in a number of areas of business sciences.
▪ Main Campus in Switzerland
▪ Eastern Europe Campus
▪ Mediterranean Campus
▪ Asia-Pacific Campus
▪ South Asia Campus
▪ Americas Campus
Our vision and values
SIT's mission is to drive transformative advances in science, research, and technology. SIT focuses on the Strategic Research Domains of quantum technology, advanced materials, AI, deep learning, and cybersecurity.
These involve both basic and applied research in software, hardware, systems, networks, web, databases, IoT and information security, as well as human, legal and privacy aspects. In all of these areas, SIT targets fundamental science and develops it through to applications and company creation.
SIT is interdisciplinary by design, and merges traditional and progressive teaching approaches with a strong virtual and augmented element.
Is the best road to discovery always a straight line?
SIT's home in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is only 45 km from Zürich, with access to the largest industry and technology base in Europe, encompassing Switzerland, Southern Germany, and Northern Italy.
The economy of Schaffhausen is characterized by an exciting mix of international business service providers and innovative businesses with highly-developed tech capabilities. The Canton's government has in the last 20 years consistently pursued a targeted strategy that has attracted around 600 businesses to set up operations in Schaffhausen. These now form part of the local business landscape alongside highly innovative businesses specializing in advanced manufacturing and R&D.
Will you choose Schaffhausen?
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology,
Rheinweg 9, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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