The Department of Informatics

At the Department of Informatics (Institut für Informatik, IfI) 14 professors, 16 post-doctoral researchers, and more than 80 PhD students are teaching, studying, and performing first-class research. Our topics include:

  • People-oriented Computing
  • Computing and Economics
  • Big-Data Analysis

Information and communication technologies permeate data-driven economies and societies. Therefore, we dedicate a large part of our research efforts on human-centered informatics.

The results of our research are constantly being disseminated in our teaching. This allows us to offer up-to-date, sustainable study programs that meet the highest quality standards. About 550 students – 400 in the Bachelor programs, 150 in the Master programs – currently benefit from these efforts (as of fall semester 2017).

We are committed to our graduates by preparing them for a promising career.


The Department of Informatics was founded in 1970 and is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics at the University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland.