In August 2020, the School of Computer Science (SCS-HSG) was founded as the sixth school at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Our school is the first to introduce engineering sciences to the University of St.Gallen and aims to combine profound technical knowledge within the field of Computer Science with entrepreneurial thinking.
We believe that a Computer Science school at a university with a long tradition as a renowned business school, gives us unique opportunities for excellent education, research and collaboration.
Our School is located centrally in the city of St. Gallen at Rosenbergstrasse 30 and Torstrasse 25.
Digitization is and will remain a topic of great importance. Its societal relevance requires a from the University of St.Gallen to provide appropriate academic education pathways that take into account this dominant topic. The School of Computer Science provides future-proof programmes with "entrepreneurial Computer Science" at its heart, along with a wide range of introductory courses to Computer Science for other schools at the university. Furthermore, the faculty associated with the School of Computer Science provides excellent research with practical impact both in the region and internationally.
Students of the Computer Science programmes at the University of St.Gallen gain competencies in the technical domain of Computer Science and entrepreneurial and managerial domains. This creates a highly demanded profile that satisfies the requirements for innovative transformations of organisations. These competencies enable students to drive the digital transformation as entrepreneurs and managers in small and large organisations.
Currently, the faculty of the School of Computer Science consists of 12 professors, teaching and conducting research in eight research groups;
Our teaching engagement
Our study programmes are offering a modern and innovative curriculum, which combines Computer Science with relevant courses within the management- and entrepreneurship disciplines. Graduates from our school will be equipped with solid competencies in both theory and application of Computer Science, as well as the skills and mindset needed to pursue a career as a Computer Science entrepreneur or to hold an executive position in a technology company.
Our B.Sc. in Computer Science, offered from fall semester 2022, is mainly taught in German, with a few courses offered in English. Our M.Sc. in Computer Science is offering a specialization in Data Science or in Software and Systems Engineering and is taught in English.
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Within the Ph.D. Programme in Computer Science the School of Computer Science is offering an attractive research environment to young scientific talents. Our doctoral researchers benefit from close interaction between the different research groups and play an active part in the teaching activities of the School of Computer Science.