Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) becomes Constructor group

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) becomes Constructor group

Schaffhausen - Bremen, 28 November 2022 | Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT), founded in 2019 by Dr. Serg Bell, a long-time tech and education entrepreneur and investor, is changing its brand name and becoming Constructor group. Aiming to address the world's main challenges through science, education, and technology, the ecosystem combines extensive offers covering the entire learning lifecycle, research capacities, and solutions for education and research.  

Founded and headquartered in Schaffhausen, SIT has rapidly grown since its creation. It has become a global organization, owning a University, with 700+ employees from more than 17 countries, offices in 9 countries, 1.800+ students, and 6.000+ alumni from more than 110 nationalities in a multi-site campus. After a majority share taken into Jacobs University Bremen, the development of a hub for our research capacities, growing commercial entities, and increased projected funding to 100+ M EUR, the brand had to reflect this expansion better and unify the entire ecosystem under one name: Constructor.  

Constructor is supported by a Strategic Advisory Board composed of prominent scientists, industry leaders, and investors. Among them, its chairman, Nobel Prize winner in Physics Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Constructor University's President, Fabio Pammolli, a permanent member of the InvestEU and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Mikhail Lukin, Prof. Physics at Harvard University, Director of Harvard Quantum Initiative and QuEra Founder, Rino Rappuoli, Chief Scientist at GSK Vaccines, Prof. Vaccines Research at Imperial College London, Mark Kamlet, Prof. Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, or Alexandra Boltasseva, Ron And Dotty Garvin Tonjes Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.  

The non-profit part of the Constructor ecosystem comprises Constructor University, a research driven higher education organization that offers 25+ accredited programs from bachelor to master and Ph.D. The private, English-language University offers multi-site locations: the former Jacobs University in Bremen and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. It offers on-site and hybrid programs. It also benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva, the National University of Singapore, and world-known companies such as JetBrains, Anisoprint, and ChemDiv.

According to Dr. Serg Bell, founder of Constructor group: "Many people don’t have access to knowledge. We want to make our education offer accessible and agile so that it reacts to all situations and teaches people what is needed - not ten years ago, but ten years from now!" 

Several for-profit entities make the entire ecosystem sustainable and provide technology infrastructures, solutions, and complimentary services to the University:

- Constructor Learning: Next-generation educational partner for digital transformation.

- Alemira by Constructor: Digital ecosystem for education and research. 

- Rolos by Constructor: Accelerate and simplify the research lifecycle. 

- Constructor Capital: Early-stage venture capital for science, technology, and digital transformation. 

Constructor's research focuses on five fundamental technology global trends: general intelligence, quantum technology, intelligent materials, hybrid reality, and life engineering. 

Constructor meaning 

From Michelangelo in science & arts to John von Neumann in computing and Adrien Newey in Formula 1, Constructor is inspired by forward-thinkers committed to solving the challenges of their times. Constructor references the Constructor framework, which has rich and deep semantics across many fields, from physics to computing, life science, philosophy, education, architecture, and arts. 

Construction is a process of efficiently creating complex and reliable objects and ideas. Any agent or entity that can perform a task reliably – repeatedly and efficiently, regardless of its complexity – becomes a constructor. 

Constructor group aims to pursue the legacy of Constructors by providing solutions & services in science, education, and technology and by educating the new generations that will address the world's most pressing problems. 

Constructor group founder 

Constructor group is chaired by its founder Dr. Serg Bell, a long-time tech entrepreneur, investor, and promoter of science and education projects worldwide.

Dr. Serg Bell has founded two dozen global I.T. companies, a number of venture funds, and several sciences and education centers, including Acronis, Parallels, Virtuozzo, Acumatica, Webpros, Runa Capital, and Terra. V.C. He is also involved in developing science and education around the globe in various ways, including philanthropy. Dr. Serg Bell holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. (Hons) in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. S.B. filed over 350 patents (USPTO) with an H-index is 43.