Department of Computer and Information Science

About Us

We have approximately 120 employees in our academic, technical, and administrative staff.
The diversity in our research disciplines gives us uniqe opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

We put emphasis on the importance of teaching and learning.

Our Vision and Strategy 2014–2020

  • Vision: Information technology (IT) - science, learning and collaboration
  • Values: NTNU values: creative, constructive, critical, respect and dedication
    Additionally IDI values: curiosity and enthusiasm

Vision for the future. Photo

Mission in Society

We will offer outstanding and future-oriented expertise in IT, for and in collaboration with industry, government and leading national and international research environments.

Research and Innovation

IDI will be a significant player in research and innovation. We will:

  • Emphasize quality of doctoral training
  • Exercise strategic research of high international quality including basic research and IT enabling technology for strategic areas
  • Be a preferred partner in national and international research projects
  • Publish research results in prestigious conferences, journals and textbooks
  • Promote research of outstanding quality
  • Invest in laboratories and infrastructures with clear research profile shared by several scientific employees and groups



IDI will be a preferred campus nationally and internationally. We will:

  • Encourage learning of fundamental and research -based principles, theories, methods and techniques within IT
  • Provide clear specializations
  • Experiment with future-oriented forms of learning and build on IDI project-based learning traditions
  • Educate highly competent graduates at bachelor and master level for IT business and public administration (including PhD candidates for universities)


Dissemination and Visibility

IDI will have a solid reputation and be clearly visible in the public debate. We will:

  • Exert an proactive media approach to popular scientific subject matter
  • Be a preferred source of information for IT knowledge
  • Contribute to the interest in IT and understanding of its importance in society


Governance and Participation

IDI shall promote good governance and participation through:

  • Clear leadership at department and group level, focusing on open expression and constructive feedback.
  • Good academic and social meeting venues
  • Professional Human Resource (HR) work with a focus on good employment procedures and good monitoring of employees
  • Proactive HSE work with emphasis on physical spaces, social relations and wellbeing
  • Proactive monitoring of finances and good economy management will ensure good resources for research, learning and development.


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Department Board