Northwestern Information Technology Organization

As Northwestern's information technology organization, Northwestern Information Technology is committed to listen and lead delivery of technology services and information resources in the dynamic environment of Northwestern University. We are also committed to providing an effective, comprehensive, and secure technology infrastructure to deliver the highest quality and sustainable information technology services in support of the University’s mission through responsive leadership, innovative exploration, sound guidance, and open collaboration.

We seek to continuously improve the innovative technological environment for University students, faculty, staff, and researchers through a vast array of tools and services. These include:

  • High-speed campus infrastructure with wireless access,
  • Innovative learning and teaching spaces,
  • Advanced digital media capabilities to enable instruction and research,
  • Self-service enterprise systems to support the business and administrative needs of the University,
  • Research computing services,
  • Virtualization of applications and servers, and
  • A secure environment for the University to conduct its business while achieving regulatory compliance and providing the controlled sharing of data.

Northwestern Information Technology Leadership

Download the PDF to view departments, responsibilities, and contact information for the Northwestern Information Technology leadership team.

Office of the Vice President

Manages and directs Northwestern Information Technology initiatives.
More about Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Academic & Research Technologies (A&RT)

Provides services and support for instructors and researchers.
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Administration and Finance (A&F)

Supports Northwestern Information Technology staff and initiatives financially and administratively.
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Administrative Systems

Offers a holistic approach to administrative systems delivery and support, and allows for focused resources on project management, business analysis, reporting activities, and other common activities across these systems. More about Administrative Systems.

Cyberinfrastructure (CI)

Provides and supports an infrastructure that meets the needs of the University's teaching, research, and administrative community.
More about Cyberinfrastructure.

Information and Systems Security/Compliance

Enables the University to conduct its business in a secure manner while achieving regulatory compliance and providing the controlled sharing of data.
More about Information and Systems Security/Compliance.

International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR)

Provides a focal point for leading-edge Internet research, innovation, and pre-production deployment.
More about International Center for Advanced Internet Research.

Technology Support Services (TSS)

Provides front-line support and customer services for the purpose of effectively using University computing and network resources.
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Additional Information

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