The following research centres affiliate with the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.

Centre for Arts and Technology in Society

In March 2013, an agreement signed between the Stockholm University, Royal Institute of Art, and Royal College of Music. The partners collaborate within the “Centre for Arts and Technology in Society” (CATS). Each party contributes with their respective expertise in creative expression and technology. The idea is to interact with the rest of society in collaborative projects and work to broaden recruitment to both the artistic programmes in Stockholm and to programmes at DSV. The Centre's objective is to create educational programs at master's and doctoral levels in cross-border collaboration between DSV and the different colleges.

Digital Art Center

Digital Art Center (DAC) established in 2010 with the goal of becoming a full-fledged experience centre, where the research and innovation in technology, media and art, created in and around Kista visualise. By opening a new interface between technology companies and creative industries, cross-fertilization between the IT-industry working models, new research and art, the Centre lead to new ways to think innovatively and helps to strengthen Sweden's international competitiveness.

Key players in the centre are Stockholm University, Atrium Ljungberg, Stockholm City, Interactive Institute, the Swedish ICT, and Kista Science City.


The eGovlab was formed in 2011 and is a place where the future of inclusive governance and citizen service delivery forge, not just in theory but also in practice. The aim is to visualise the effects of the Government's transformations geared toward inclusion, transparency, effectiveness and change management, and to contribute to building new platforms, which provide both policy makers and citizens to participate in the research and development of future e-government.

eGovlab conducts multi-disciplinary research close to both clients and funders to streamline operations within the state, while joining social sustainability and responsibility with technological innovation.

Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre

Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre formed in 2006 at the initiative of the Stockholm University. The Centre conducts research in consumer-oriented mobile and ubiquitous services, spanning across all areas from entertainment and socialisation to work and society. The Centre joins academic, industrial and public partners together in strategic projects that aim to provide sustainable growth for Sweden.

The Centre is a collaboration between local research organisations. It has major partners from the IT and telecom industry and partnerships in the public sector that secure social relevance and ensures that results integrate into the innovation system. The Centre governs by Vinnova on a ten-year grant (2007–2017). On April 1, 2017, the Centre closes. The research will be transferred to stockholm University, KTH, and the research institute SICS.


SPIDER - The Swedish Programme for Information and Communication Technology in Developing Regions formed in 2004. It is a central node in a network of actors from academia, civil society, government and business in Sweden and abroad.

The Centre supports developing countries by providing relevant IT and creating and supporting networks for collaboration. Spider promotes, together with Swedish and international partners, the development of infrastructure and human efforts in strategic areas such as accessibility, e-learning, e-government and e-health, with human rights as a basis.