CSC - IT Center for Science

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 has offices in Espoo's Keilaniemi and in the Renforsin Ranta business park in Kajaani.

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CSC's business ID was activated as early as 1985 and obtained its current form in connection with the organisation's incorporation in 1993. The letters CSC were derived from the company's name at that time, the "Centre for Scientific Computing".


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
  • 280 employees (in 2016)