Department of Informatics

We are a modern department that undertakes teaching activities and applied research in a variety of fundamental and emerging fields in computer science and information management, which allows our students to be prepared for both the current and future needs of the labour market.

In our teaching activities, we place particular emphasis on maintaining a good interpersonal relationship between students and teachers and on fostering team spirit, cooperation and openness.

Department profile

Swiss Game Academy

The Swiss Game Academy, the summer camp that lets you discover the videogame related careers as well as make your very first video game is back! From July 22 to 27 2019, we are celebrating the event’s 5th anniversary, so this year’s camp will come fully stocked with tons of new surprises! The DIUF, academic partner to the Swiss Game Academy, invites you to find out all about it and to register for the event at

Research project
ScienceWISE: a semantic platform for paper discovery and collaboration

ScienceWISE platform allows users to annotate, bookmark and discover scientific papers according to their personal interests. In detail, they can organize papers into collections, and perform semantic browsing and semantic search over these collections.

This is a project by the eXascale infolab research group.

Research project
HisDoc: Historical Document Analysis, Recognition and Retrieval

HisDoc III targets historical document classification for large amounts of uncategorized facsimiles, with the intent to provide new capabilities for researchers in the Digital Humanities.

This is a project by the DIVA research group.

Swiss Joint Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Fribourg is part of the Swiss Joint Master of Science in Computer Science, which is a program offered jointly by the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg.


Useful information for our current students: courses, requirements, dates, deadlines, etc.


Research Groups

The Department of Informatics is home to many highly regarded research groups. We conduct leading research in some of the most exciting fields of Computer Science and Information Management.

Research groups

Prospective Students

Our department offers Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and in Information Management. Find out which one is right for you.

Prospective students 

Human-IST Institute

The Human-IST institute is dedicated to research and training in Human-Computer Interaction combining expertise in computer science, psychology and sociology.

Human-IST institute


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