CSC IT Center for Science

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CSC – IT Center for Science is a pioneer in creating interoperability within education, research, culture and public administration. CSC is a non-profit, State-owned organisation administered by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

CSC signed the Groningen Declaration on May 18th 2016.

CSC in brief
• Founded in 1971 as a technical support unit for Univac 1108
• CSC connected Finland to the Internet in 1988
• Reorganized as a company in 1993
• CSC’s datacenter in Kajaani started in 2012
• Turnover 35,7 milj. euros in 2015
• 260 employees in 2016

General information
CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. is a non-profit, state-owned company administered by the Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC maintains and develops the state-owned centralised IT infrastructure and uses it to provide nationwide IT services for research, libraries, archives, museums and culture as well as information, education and research management.
CSC has the task of promoting the operational framework of Finnish research, education, culture and administration. As a non-profit, government organisation, it is our duty to foster exemplary transparency, honesty and responsibility. Trust is the foundation of CSC’s success. Customers, suppliers, owners and personnel alike must feel certain that we will fulfil our commitments and promises in an ethically sustainable manner.
CSC is a factor in the success of institutions of higher education
Institutions of higher education benefit from the services that are offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture and provided by CSC, and also from the competitive edge they bestow by, for example, attracting successful researchers to Finland.
Institutions of higher education use the services produced or procured by CSC in a broad variety of research and teaching tasks. These services are heavily integrated into institutions’ own operations and can be seen as an extension of their own offerings.
CSC proactively develops services and environments so that Finnish institutions of higher education can be among the first in the world to use the latest, competitive technologies and to enjoy an easily accessible IT environment for research.
CSC’s IT solutions are highly compatible and promote mobility, thereby enhancing the efficiency of teaching and administrative processes.
CSC actively cooperates with higher education institutions, research institutes and companies. In addition, CSC is a partner in many national and international projects as well as Europe-wide e-infrastructure and grid projects.

Meeting the challenges of internationalisation requires greater involvement in a variety of networks. Networking increases the exchange of experiences, enables the harnessing of synergies, and promotes and bolsters both national and international cooperation.

CSC and the Groningen Declaration Network
CSC signed the Groningen Declaration on May 18th


– All of the industry’s key actors and global pioneers in educational digitalization are involved. By signing the declaration, we want to strengthen our position as a credible partner for projects requiring IT system interoperability and student data portability, CSC’s Managing Director Kimmo Koski.

CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd.
Jonna Korhonen
P.O. Box 405

FI-02101 Espoo
Visiting address: Life Science Center Keilaniemi
Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland