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Informatics is both the infrastructure and the engine of today's society. In Switzerland, it plays a key role in industry (pharma, manufacturing of machinery, chemistry, etc.) as well as in the service sector (banking, insurance, trade, transport, administration, etc.). The national education and research institutions have acquired a considerable reputation worldwide, in particular in the field of Information Technology. Many IT companies, some of them world leaders, have or are planning to have research and development centres in Switzerland.  Considering this, graduates in Informatics have excellent opportunities on the job market. The demand for well-educated specialists in Informatics is very high and is expected to grow even more.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Informatics are prepared to become, for example, a business-savvy software designer for the highly competitive software industry of the 21st century, a system engineer with the skills to design, implement, and maintain reliable, secure, and large distributed systems, or be trained to solve complex problems in interdisciplinary areas like graphics and special effects, intelligent search engines, computer vision and face recognition, or robotics.

Read the Career Stories of USI alumni.