Peking University

Institute of Computer Science & Technology


ICST is the national key research institute in applied computer technology. Founded in 1983, ICST has been committing to the application of computer sciences and technologies to printing and publishing industries, including computer graphics and image process, Chinese information processing, network and database technologies etc. With comprehensive and systematic research works for over two decades, ICST made world-leading computer technological innovations and first-class IT application breakthroughs in the industries. As the result of the works, several technological revolutions in the printing and publishing industries has been successfully achieved and 5 National Awards of Science and Technology granted for ICST. There are two premier research centers as the affiliation of ICST: National Engineering Research Center on New Technology in E-Publishing and Center of Chinese Character Font Design.

In 21st century, responding to the trend of networking and digitalization of information technology, a number of research areas have initiated, including network publishing, digital audio and video, and information security technology.