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Institute of Applied Information Technology

We Ride the Information Wave

The Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT) was founded in 2005 as an institute of the ZHAW School of Engineering. Around 90 employees with backgrounds in various related fields and a modern research infrastructure enable us to be a flexible and efficient partner for the successful realization of your research and development projects. The Institute's total turnover is in the order of CHF 11 million, of which around CHF 4 million is third-party funding for research and development.

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Research and Development

In cooperation with industry and university partners, we carry out innovative research and development projects. The cooperation takes place via various funding schemes, e.g., Innosuisse, EU, SNF, foundations and directly financed projects. InIT is structured into five research groups dealing with current research topics:

Our impressive track record is evidenced by an extensive list of research projects we have engaged in and scientific publications arising from our work. Another possibility for industry partners to cooperate with us is in the context of student projects at either Bachelor's or Master's level.


For Bachelor graduates, InIT offers Master study places for the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in the profiles Computer Science and Data Science. Individual specialization is possible in all research topics of InIT.

The Master's program for the MSE can also be carried out part-time, e.g., 50% study and 50% working as scientific assistant at InIT or in an external company.

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Continuing Education

The ZHAW School of Engineering also offers a wide range of continuing education opportunities, allowing you to earn a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS), or a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). InIT contributes significantly to several of these modular continuing education programs:


Every year we offer one or two internships for IMS scholars. This offers the opportunity to experience life in an advanced applied R&D lab, working with exciting tools and technologies. If interested, please apply online (German only).


Some partners with whom we have carried out successful projects in recent years are listed below. If you would also like to cooperate with us, please do not hesitate to contact someone from the management team.