Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Research and teaching at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) draws on our unique combination of recognised expertise across a range of disciplines, including the humanities, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and theatre and drama. The broad spectrum of disciplines present within our Faculty opens up excellent opportunities to deliver multidisciplinary research and teaching across organisational boundaries. Our Faculty has the potential to generate knowledge and solutions to the complex challenges of our global, digital and multicultural society.

Our Faculty is made up of four units: Computing Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Communication Sciences and Languages.

The Computing Sciences Unit is a multidisciplinary hub for research, teaching and learning across a wide range of topics in ICT. Our studies embrace both basic and applied research. 

The Electrical Engineering Unit is a hub of expertise with roughly 150 faculty and staff members. Our teaching and research activities are based on a profound understanding of natural electrical and electromagnetic phenomena and their modelling and applications. Our main research interests are in ICT systems and electrical energy systems.

The Communication Sciences Unit conducts research that delves into our increasingly digital media landscape and the role of communication technologies in reshaping not only our thoughts and sensibilities but also our relations with others. Our three research centres (COMET, TRIM and T7) create new knowledge of the impact of publicity, gamification and theatre on our society and culture. Students admitted to our multidisciplinary degree programme in communications acquire a broad base of knowledge and go on to pursue careers in journalism, media research, information research and speech communication. Our degree programme in theatre arts brings together artistic, professional and societal perspectives.  

The Languages Unit explores the intricacies of human interaction and communication. Our research examines the importance of language in society and the challenges of cultural and linguistic diversity. Our degree programme in languages provides students with in-depth expertise in the areas of language, culture, translation and interpretation.

Our areas of expertise are: 

  • Digital society and environments
  • Technology and culture
  • Energy- and eco-efficiency
  • Evolution of knowledge production and information practices
  • Linguistic and cultural change 
  • Interaction techniques in different contexts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software engineering and technology 
  • Smart grids and power electronics  
  • Wireless communications and communication networks
  • Signal processing 
  • Computer science and engineering 
  • Electronics and embedded systems
  • Mathematics, modelling and data analysis