INSAIT – Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, is the first of its kind in Eastern Europe to offer world-class research facilities and conditions. INSAIT was founded in April 2022, in partnership with Switzerland’s ETH Zurich and EPFL, two of the world’s best technical universities, and is closely advised and supervised by top academics from some of the most elite U.S., European, and Israeli universities and research labs. INSAIT is also generously supported by donations from Google, Amazon Web Services, DeepMind, SiteGround, VMware as well as many tech entrepreneurs. INSAIT’s sole focus is on scientific excellence: conducting world-class research, attracting outstanding international scientists, and training the next-generation of graduate students and technology leaders. INSAIT is structured as a special unit of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, with its own regulations and governing boards.

“INSAIT is a pioneering initiative which carries the potential to establish Eastern Europe as a world-class destination for computer science and artificial intelligence research.”

Prof. Shafi Goldwasser Turing Award Winner, UC Berkeley and MIT

INSAIT Mission

INSAIT’s mission is to establish a first-of-its-kind research institute for computer science and artificial intelligence in Eastern Europe with sole focus on scientific excellence. INSAIT’s faculty and staff will conduct world-class research, attract outstanding international scientists, and training the next-generation of graduate and undergraduate students.

INSAIT is expected to have transformational effects on society and economy at large: attracting high-quality diverse talent to the region, preventing brain drain, creating new state-of-the-art educational programs, pushing towards a more product-driven economy by inventing high-valued intellectual property (IP), enabling deep research-guided technological companies, attracting big technology companies, and many more.