University of Wisconsin–Madison

About IT @ UW-Madison

The people who provide IT services at UW‑Madison are working every hour of every day to help support the Wisconsin Idea so that the university can help improve people’s lives beyond the classroom.

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Office of the CIO

Oversees IT planning, policy, and strategy. Staff cover Cybersecurity, Data and Portfolio Management.

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Division of Information Technology

DoIT is the IT operational center, responsible for most IT services & support on campus.


More campus IT providers

IT providers are distributed across campus, including college, school and department IT functions.

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From large scale projects — such as the UW network and data assistance of the Ice Cube South Pole Neutrino Observatory — to everyday learning opportunities, UW‑Madison IT professionals support the mission of teaching, research and service with innovative and creative solutions.

Who does IT @ UW-Madison?


These full-time, limited-term and student employees serve the remarkable number & variety of IT needs across all of UW‑Madison and beyond.

Governance Groups

These groups include faculty, staff and students who advise on every aspect of campus technology to best meet campus needs.

IT Entities

These distributed entities serve the unique needs of colleges, departments and divisions — including the largest provider, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).

These people and entities keep an eye where the campus is heading with a focus on cybersecurity, green initiatives, and infrastructure to support the technologies yet to be developed.

Ongoing work examples

  • The Center for High Throughput Computing: Supporting a variety scalable computing resources and services for UW-affiliated researchers and their collaborators.
  • MyUW: a web access point for students, faculty and staff.
  • Research Data Services: providing researchers with the tools and resources that support their efforts to store, analyze, and share data.
  • Information Technology Academy: a pre-college initiative with the goal of increasing enrollment rates of diverse students.
  • Digital Library Services: Making research and instructional content readily available in digital formats compatible with current technology, tools, and services.