About Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT)

Driving transformative advances in science, research, and technology

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.

Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner (2010)
Chairman of the SIT Strategic Advisory Board
Professor of Physics Center for Advanced Materials, National University of Singapore
Fabio Pammolli
Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mikhail Lukin
Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Co-Director, Harvard Quantum Optics Center
Co-Director, Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms
Andrea C. Ferrari
Professor of Nanotechnology,
Director, Cambridge Graphene Centre,
University of Cambridge, UK
Artur Ekert
Director, Center for Quantum Technologies, Oxford University
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford
Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore
Rino Rappuoli
Chief Scientist at GSK
Nicolas Gisin
Professor of Quantum Information and Communication, University of Geneva
Mark Kamlet
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon
Guenther Dobrauz
Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland
David Rosenblum
Professor of National University of Singapore
Serguei Netessine
Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Vice Dean for Global Initiatives
Serguei Beloussov
CEO at Acronis, Initiator and Primary Investor
Christian Wipf
Senior Advisor GCA Altium
Eugene Demler
Professor of Physics, Harvard
Guenther Dobrauz
Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland
Rene Bonvanie
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks
Juergen Bruecker
Executive VP
Bertrand Meyer
Provost, Chair of Software Engineering
Elena Novoselova
Vice President Communication and Grant Management
Philipp Boksberger
Managing Director of Executive Education
Aliona Geckler
Chief of Staff
Mauro Pezzè
Chair of Software Testing and Analysis
Paul Maritz
Chairman of Pivotal Software
Dmitry Chikhachev
General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital
Arkadiy Dobkin
Chairman of the Board, CEO & President
Kirill Tatarinov
Executive Vice Chairman at Acronis

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.

Diseases and Ageing
Environment and Global warming
Social Justice and Poverty
Wars and Violence
Space and Universe challenges

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.


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


Top 50 under 50
Global Top 100 in CS, Pysics, Business
2,500+ degree students on main campus
25,000+ blended degree
off-campus students
250,000+ online non-degree students


25+chairs in: Cybersecurity and Information Integrity, AI/ML, Software Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Machines, Quantum Technologies, Advanced Materials, Digital Health, Digital Sports, New Generation Business Management, AI in Arts & Computer Design, Digital Law


250+ SIT's startups and R&D centers of
100+ industry partners—within walking distance from University


$100M+ investment
over 8 years
$500M+ annual revenue
in 15 years
2.5B+ market cap
in 15 years (40%+ IRR)
5+ campuses around the globe
500,000+ m2 of real estate worldwide

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?

Remove all boundaries. Learn, research, develop and invest without boundaries

Why Schaffhausen

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?

Because you can be at your desk in ten minutes, your children will get to school in ten minutes, you can recruite from around a million people within an hour drive
Schaffhausen - live. work. invest.



Contact us

Admissions and Students Affairs
Visitor's Address
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology,
Rheinweg 9, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Mailing Address
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology AG. c/o Virtuozzo International GmbH, Vordergasse 59, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Bertrand Meyer
Provost, Chair of Software Engineering
Elena Novoselova
Vice President Communication and Grant Management
Mauro Pezze
Chair of Software Testing and Analysis
Flavia Tomarchio
Science and Technology Project Manager