Computing Science in Utrecht
Enrollment in the Master's programme Computing Science because of ...
- Two-year teaching programme
- International environment
- Top position in research rankings
- Opportunity to tailor your own study programme
- Personal supervision and friendly atmosphere
- Thesis research project during 8 months
- The programme is completely taught in English
Information and Computing Science in Utrecht is leading in the Netherlands for research and teaching in its field. Our mission is to discover new principles for information and computing systems, create new techniques for the design and use of intelligent systems in science and business, educate first-rate students, and enjoy the great things in our field. The Master's programme Computing Science joins the expertise of the following chairs, therefore participating in the programme:
Algorithmic Data Analysis (prof.dr. Arno Siebes)
Decision Support Systems (prof.dr.ir. Linda van der Gaag)
Intelligent Systems (prof.dr. John-Jules Meyer)
Software Technology (prof.dr. Doaitse Swierstra)
The chairs of professors Siebes and van der Gaag also contribute to the Master's programme Technical Artificial Intelligence . The joint chairs cooperate closely.
“I hate computers, but I love solving problems”
Assistant professor Silja Renooij: “The Utrecht Master’s programme in Computing Science is all about making the most of computers. I hate computers, but I love solving fundamental puzzles, tackling real-world problems. Computers are stupid machines, but we can design smart algorithms and develop software that make them do complex things, like medical diagnosis and prognosis, dynamic gate allocation (scheduling planes taking off and landing at airports), and voice recognition.
Computing Science is not about products. The focus here is very much on linking fundamental questions to real-world problems and vice-versa.
This involves lateral thinking and finding new ways to make computers more useful. Teaching and research go hand in hand, so if you enrol in this programme the interaction between theory and practical applications will certainly become apparent. In the end you may carry out your graduation project in one of our partner companies, interested in recruiting talent. There's always work for a good applied computer scientist.”
Utrecht University offers its students excellent general facilities to make their studies more succesful and their stay more pleasant.
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