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Early Curricula in Computer Science at the University of Iceland

  • Oddur Benediktsson
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)

Abstract

With the acquisition of the first computer in 1964, the University of Iceland introduced programming into the engineering curriculum. Subsequently it introduced an applied mathematics curriculum in the Mathematics Department with some emphasis on computer science. In 1976, it offered a separate computer science programme that rather closely matched the recommendations of the ACM Curriculum 78.

Key words

Computing curricula computer science applied mathematics 

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oddur Benediktsson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IcelandIceland

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