Computer Science owes it's existence to a technological device, the electronic
computer. Major developments in the computer field occurred during the past
twenty years, and at an accelerated pace during the last ten years. Hence,
Computer Science is a young field of study compared to the majority of other
academic fields. It is thus appropriate to choose as a theme for this maugural
address: The evolvement of Computer Science as a function of evolution in
the computer field.'
This evolvement was directed by rapid developments in the technological and
application fields, as moderated by the needs of the user community.
The totality of computring needs are represented by a theoretical model of
information processing. Layered educational requirements are derived from
Proposed activities of the Computer Science Department are discussed in
relation to available resources and identified requirements.