University of Minnesota
Software Engineering Center

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The mission of UMSEC is to bring together faculty, students, and industry to advance the science and practice of software engineering.

To accomplish this mission, UMSEC is committed to:

  • Research: Nurture innovative applied and basic research in software engineering and related areas.
  • Education: Educate generations of software engineering practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers in cutting edge software technologies and business practices.
  • Outreach: Support the public service mission of the University of Minnesota by forging partnerships with local industry to help enhance the economic basis of the State of Minnesota

We believe that, for the software engineering profession to be effective and serve society well, all three segments (research, education, and outreach) must work together. Knowledge must be continually transferred between industry and academe, encouraging a greater understanding of each other's needs, challenges and opportunities.