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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Computer Science

At our faculty teaching, research and real-world applications go hand in hand.

Computer Science

Teaching is supported by an excellent infrastructure and evolves from fresh research results, so that students of all levels are challenged by contributing to innovative software projects with a real-world impact for business, society, and the academic community.

Our figures: 2 external quality certifications (GRIN and EQANIE), 5 degree programmes, 234 students.

Academics from eight different countries create the ideal international environment for research. Leading scientists in data management, software engineering and intelligent systems work on projects that are internationally recognised and financed by private companies and public institutions.

Our figures: 11 professors, 20 researchers, 16 European projects, over 7,7 million € of external funding.

The faculty ranked among the top 200 in the 2021 Times Higher Education Computer Science subject ranking.

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We carry out research in three centres: Information and Database Systems Engineering (IDSE), Knowledge and Data (KRDB) and Software and Systems Engineering (SwSE). They cooperate with leading international and local research actors, developing new theories and software packages, and involving students at all levels.

Our objective is to train a new generation of smart creatives who are truly capable of advancing information technology. That is why we have a strong connection to global research initiatives as well as local companies. 

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Dean: Prof. Claus Pahl (photo)
Vice Dean for Studies: Prof. Marco Montali
Vice Dean for Research: Prof. Barbara Russo
Head of the Faculty Secretariat: Nadine Mair
Student Representatives in the Faculty Council: Hanna Mayr, Leonard Sean Lage


Our faculty relies on a dense network of collaborations at local, national and international levels. Professors, researchers and students can develop their research, teaching and learning activities with dozens of academic partners, such as the University of California, the Technical University of Oxford and the University of Trento.

Many different subjects - large international companies (e.g. IBM or Deutsche Telekom), small start-ups and local companies (e.g. EDP progetti or ACS Data Systems), as well as Public Administrations and Services (e.g. Municipality of Bozen, Meran Hospital) - have collaborated with the faculty in the last years. 

Our Faculty also has an active involvement in the Advanced-systems Engineering PhD programme of the Faculty of Science and Technology in specific areas of computer-systems engineering.

State examination

Graduates at the Bachelor level may sit the Italian state exam to become a registered Junior Computer Engineer. Graduates at the Master's level may sit the Italian state exam to become a registered Senior Computer Engineer.


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