Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)

SICSA will sustain and expand Scotland's research excellence in Informatics and Computer Science.

Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA)

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is a collaboration of leading Scottish Universities. Our aim is to work together to consolidate and develop Scotland's position as an international research leader in informatics and computer science (ICS).

In Scotland, we have one of the five biggest top-quality research clusters in ICS in the world, with more than 200 world-class academic researchers. We are the foremost cluster of

ICS research in the UK: about 16% of the very best research output comes from Scotland, and SICSA members hold about 20% of national ICS research funds.

Our research covers virtually all areas of computer science and informatics from low-level hardware design, through networking and middleware, to wetware, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction and social informatics. We are world leaders in both theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline and have a strong interdisciplinary tradition involving maths, engineering, psychology, the humanities and the social sciences.

SICSA will fund more than 30 academic posts across Scotland from Chairs to Research Fellowships and several posts are now available.

SICSA is supported by the Scottish Funding Council, and is expanding by including world-class individuals and groups that enhance our research excellence.


School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

0131 650 4439