Campus - 09.04.2024 - 11:00 

Celebration for First Master's Cohort in Computer Science: New Talent for Eastern Switzerland

Last Saturday, the first 10 graduates of the Master in Computer Science at the University of St.Gallen celebrated their completion. It marks a success of the IT education initiative of the Canton of St.Gallen, which has led to this important expansion in the academic landscape of the University of St.Gallen.
Source: SCS-HSG

In a solemn ceremony last weekend, over 500 graduates of the University of St.Gallen received their Master's certificates from President Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann. A special day for HSG, as for the first time, 10 graduates of the new Master of Science in Computer Science programme also graduated.

One who consciously decided to come and stay is Jonas Hermann. Having switched from Ulm to St.Gallen for the new Master's, he has chosen to apply his new skills specifically here in the region, at Abacus Research in Wittenbach: "Abacus is a very attractive employer - and I also like the region. In St.Gallen, I am surrounded by mountains and Lake Constance, which means a high recreational value for me. After studying Computer Science at HSG, I know that I feel connected to this place."

Computer Science Studies as a Stepping Stone for an Entrepreneurial Career

Emerging from the IT education initiative of the Canton of St.Gallen, the Computer Science programme at the University of St.Gallen offers a unique, modern educational profile that combines Computer Science content with Management and Entrepreneurship skills. The university introduced this innovative Master's programme in the autumn semester of 2021. Since autumn 2022, interested high school graduates can also attend the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in St.Gallen. The overarching goal of the IT education initiative is to ensure that Eastern Switzerland successfully keeps pace with digitalization. This aims to sustainably strengthen the business hub of St.Gallen and the region.

Graduates were able to choose between the focuses of "Data Science" and "Software and Systems Engineering" in their studies. They are now well-prepared for their future tasks in the world of work: "Their perspectives and potentials range from IT consulting to software development to founding startups," says Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer, Dean of the School of Computer Science (SCS-HSG). "We are pleased that with the establishment of the Computer Science department, we can contribute to combating the shortage of skilled workers."

The registration deadline for the autumn semester 2024 for the Computer Science programmes runs until the end of April.

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