About SIT

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Addressing the world challenges through Science, Education and Technology

A global Institution founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists and advanced world-class researchers

Founded in 2019, SIT is an international research-led institution headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interdisciplinary by design, the SIT ecosystem is driven by a common purpose: tackling the main problems of the world through science, education, and cutting-edge technology.

To serve that mission, SIT is constantly developing expertise and services in eight focus research areas: Quantum Technology, Advanced Materials, Software Engineering, Machine Intelligence & Computer Science, Quantum Business Science, Life Sciences, Autonomous Systems & Robotics, Cyber Protection & Information Integrity.

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SIT relies on a network of major partners in industry and academics including partnerships with some of world’s top-ranked universities, as well as with the recently acquired Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. 

SIT is also supported by a strategic advisory board composed of some of the world’s most prominent scientists and academics, chaired by Nobel Prize Winner Sir Konstantin Novoselov.

Key People

Dr. Serg Bell

Founder of SIT and Chairman of the Board, Founder of Acronis

Fabio Pammolli

President and Chairman of the Executive Board of Jacobs University

Katya Fisher, Esq.

Executive Vice Chairman, SIT Holding

Stanislav Protassov

COO/President & Co-founder of Acronis

Laurent Dedenis

CEO of Alemira Education

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Christian Wipf

Partner, Gyrus Capital

Dmitry Babichev

Board member, SIT Holding

Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner (2010)

Chairman of the SIT Strategic Advisory Board
Professor of Physics Center for Advanced Materials, National University of Singapore

Fabio Pammolli

Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Andrea C. Ferrari

Professor of Nanotechnology,
Director, Cambridge Graphene Centre,
University of Cambridge, UK

Artur Ekert

Director, Center for Quantum Technologies, Oxford University
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford
Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore

Rino Rappuolli

Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Nicolas Gisin

Professor of Quantum Information and Communication, University of Geneva

Mark Kamlet

Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon

Guenther Dobrauz

Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland

David Rosenblum

Professor of National University of Singapore

Serguei Netessine

Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Vice Dean for Global Initiatives

Stanislav Protassov
COO/President & Co-founder of Acronis
Scott Aaranson

Professor of Computer Science
at The University of Texas at Austin,
and director of its Quantum Information Center

Wolfgang Wahlster

Professor of AI, Founding Director of
the German Research Center for AI (DFKI)

Dr. Jules L. Coleman

Co-Founder of MetaVentureLab and Global Futures Group
Emeritus Sr. Vice Provost and Professor NYU

Bertrand Meyer

Provost, Chair of Software Engineering

Elena Novoselova

Vice President Communication and Grant Management

Dr. Flavia Tomarchio

Science and Technology Officer

Aliona Geckler

Chief of Staff to the Chairman

Mauro Pezzè

Chair of Software Testing and Analysis

Anton Grachev

Head of Chairman Operations, COO

Dima Kondratev

VP for Strategic Growth

Paul Maritz

Chairman of Pivotal Software

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Arkadiy Dobkin

Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of EPAM Systems

Kirill Tatarinov

Executive Vice Chairman at Acronis

The SIT Ecosystem

The SIT ecosystem is comprised of education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services, and investment funds.

SIT offers interdisciplinary university programs to students from around the globe with next-generation learning models, both hybrid and on-site: at the Schaffhausen location and at the recently acquired Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany.

SIT students also benefit from various partnerships with top-ranking universities in the USA, Asia and Europe.

Thanks to the combined richness of SIT and JUB catalogues, students are offered a compelling range of Bs, MSc and PhD, such as in Computer Science and Software Engineering.


Our Campuses


Schaffhausen, Switzerland


Bremen, Germany

SIT’s Institute of ADVANCED STUDIES focuses on interdisciplinary research in the eight following areas: Quantum Technology, Advanced Materials, Software Engineering, Machine Intelligence & Computer Science, Quantum Business Science, Life Sciences, Autonomous Systems & Robotics, Cyber Protection & Information Integrity.

SIT’s strategic holding company oversees services, investment, and software companies that help bring sustainability and opportunity to the SIT ecosystem. These include services related to scientific consulting, technology transfer, executive education, and software tailored to the needs of the industry.

Commercial spin-offs include SIT Alemira, a digital ecosystem for research and education; SIT Autonomous, which offers AI consulting in driverless mobility, robotics, and professional sports; SIT Campus, which provides consulting and business services; SIT StartGarden, an early-stage startup accelerator program; SIT Capital, a venture investment fund.

SIT Projects

  • Jacobs University Bremen and SIT are now in partnership to drive interdisciplinary science, technology and education in Europe and beyond.
  • SIT Academy helps executives and companies to stay ahead of emerging technologies
  • SIT Alemira is a digital ecosystem for education and research.
  • SIT Autonomous specializes in AI and machine learning consulting services in driverless mobility, robotics, and professional sports.
  • SIT Capital supports early-stage digital startups around the world.
  • SIT Masters offers a cutting-edge blended degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • SIT Programming School teaches programming skills to children aged 7 to 13.
  • SIT StartGarden is a startup ecosystem, where students, researchers, and science and tech professionals collaborate on innovative solutions.
  • SIT Rolos is an intelligent collaborative productivity platform for computational modelling. Our mission is to simplify and accelerate research lifecycle.
  • SIT Learning, the next generation educational partner 
for digital transformation

SIT by 2030

SIT University

Top 50 Under 50

Top 100 University Worldwide

10 000+

hybrid students

100 000+

online students


degree students on the main campus

SIT Research Center


chairs in: Cybersecurity and Information Integrity, AI/ML, Software Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Machines, Quantum Technologies, Advanced Materials, Digital Health, Digital Sports, New Generation Business Management, AI in Arts & Computer Design, Digital Law

SIT Tech Park


SIT's startups and R&D centers of


industry partners—within walking distance from the University

SIT in numbers

  • $100M+

    investment in 5 years

  • $1.5B+

    annual revenue in 10 years

  • 5-25B+

    market cap in 10 years 

  • 2+

    campuses around the globe

  • 500 000+

    m2 of real estate worldwide

SIT Partners

Academic Partners
Research Grants and Industry Consortium
Corporate Partners

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