The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is Stockholm University's largest department, in 2015: 178 employees, nearly 5,400 students, and a turnover of over SEK 243 million. With a close relationship to society and one of the world's greatest ICT-clusters, well-established infrastructure and stable financial base, DSV has the best conditions to engage in both Swedish and international education as well as research.
Sweden's oldest IT department
DSV is the oldest Information Technology (IT) department in Sweden and began combining Systems Sciences in a Social Sciences perspective with Applied Computer Science and Communication Technologies as early as in the 1960's.
Interdisciplinary education and research
The academic activities at DSV range over a broad field characterised by interdisciplinary and focuses on developing and adapting the use of IT to the needs of people, business, and society. The Department has four main focus areas: Design for Learning, e-Government, ICT for Development and Arts in Technology in Society. DSV also operates at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) under the School of Information and Communication Technology (KTH Kista).
Right in the middle of one of the world's leading ICT clusters
DSV resides in Stockholm, right in the midst of one of the world's leading ICT clusters Kista Science City. Here are more companies and research institutes in a limited area than anywhere else in Sweden, this provides DSV with unique opportunities to link our academic activities to the industry and organisations, and together we can create new business ideas, community services, and cultural and creative industries with the support of IT.
DSV belong to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. For more information about the Faculty of Social Sciences click on the link below.
August 30, 2016
Source: Angela Westin