|The Computer Science and Engineering constitute one of the most recent scientific areas within the disciplinary spectrum, and were initially developed within the Mathematics Department of the Universidad Nacional del Sur, within which the degree course in Cs. Of Computing. In virtue of a sustained growth of the discipline, from 1994 the Cs Department was created. and Ing. De la Computación (DCIC-UNS), and almost parallel to it arise the postgraduate careers of Magister in Cs. of Computation and Doctorate in Cs. of Computing, in order to enhance the training of highly trained human resources in this area of knowledge.|
In 2007, the CCT CONICET Bahía Blanca was created. Although the UNS already had a long tradition in relation to CONICET through different double-dependency institutes CONICET-UNS, the creation of the CCT – jointly with its Territorial Administration Unit (UAT), by Board Resolution No. 1447, of dated June 13, 2007- allows to form a strategic functional structure for the efficient organization of research institutes and service centers, which aims to strengthen the federalization of Argentine science. That same year, the CONICET-UNS framework agreement (Res CSU 335/2007) was also signed, which allows for the creation of institutes (Executing Units) of double dependence between both institutions
In the period 2003-2013, the ICIC UNS had a sustained institutional growth, marked by a growing number of Conicet researchers who joined, together with new doctoral and postdoctoral fellows. At the same time, the number of national and international research projects was increased, as well as the number of international publications in prestigious journals and conferences in the Sciences and Computer Engineering. In this context, and following a great institutional strengthening of the ICIC UNS within the framework of the science and technology policies developed by the MINCyT, the project for the creation of the ICIC as a CONICET-UNS Double Dependent Executing Unit emerged.