The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), founded in 2002, is a leading institution in research and development in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  both locally and internationally. DISI  is searching for an optimal balance between theoretical and applied research, as is shown by the strong  achievement in European and industrial projects, by playing a  key role to develop several initiatives with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The department covers two main ICT fields

  • Computer Science
  • Information Engineering  

The different subjects are offered in separate courses, with an interdisciplinary approach that gives students a wide range of crucial tech skills to develop advanced technologies for innovative applications and services.
The DISI educational laboratories provide the ideal environment for experimenting and putting into practice what has been learned in class.
The research activity of the Department is organized  into fourteen (14) areas:

They sum up the three organizational dimensions of strategic research at DISI:
1. methodological research – that generates and disseminates theory within the scientific community;
2. technological areas - where complementary methodologies combine to create application-oriented technologies;
3. application labs - where researchers collaborate with industrial partners, research centers, and end-users to demonstrate the feasibility of advanced solutions and create new technology transfer solutions.

​DISI constantly takes part in important national and international research projects, collaborating with world-renown centers and university departments such as the Bruno Kessler Foundation, CoSBI Research Centre, Center of REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentations for NETworked communities and the National Research Council CNR.