Computer Science Education at Helsinki University of Technology: The First Ten Years (1968–1978)

  • Hans Andersin
  • Reijo Sulonen
  • Markku Syrjänen
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 350)

Abstract

When Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), after a period of basic programming courses, set out to offer their students a full curriculum of computer science courses, they did it in their own way. Instead of the usual mathematically oriented university curriculum, most of the courses were slanted towards the practical needs of the surrounding industry. In addition to this, they kept an eye on what was new and coming throughout the world in the field of computer science. The paper focuses on the development during the first ten years, 1968–1978. Course headings and people involved in teaching are mentioned. The research activity is described briefly.

Keywords

Computer science curriculum industry relations research activities student activities 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Andersin
    • 1
  • Reijo Sulonen
    • 1
  • Markku Syrjänen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAalto University School of Science and TechnologyAaltoFinland

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