The Department of Informatics (Institut für Informatik, IfI) is the competence center for Informatics at the University of Zurich. Ten tenured professors, four assistant professors, and approximately 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers instruct and conduct research at the department. They are supported by approximately twelve administrative and technical staff.
We offer BSc, MSc and PhD programs in Informatics with concentrations in Business Informatics/Information Systems, Software Systems, Multimodal and Cognitive Systems, and Applied Informatics.
Our research approach is constructive in nature. We gain new insights and achieve results by creating, deploying, and studying systems, conducting experiments in real-world contexts, and by formulating and applying practical theories about systems.
The department is part of the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT, which consists of the departments of Economics, Business Administration, Banking & Finance, and Informatics.
The department was founded in 1970 and has grown from a single chair into a vibrant, internationally recognized place of research and teaching excellence.