UW Information Technology


Microbes will lead the way

UW researchers use cloud computing to understand how to turn microbes at the bottom of Lake Washington into allies for a cleaner world.


A Year in Partnerships: Igniting innovation

What do methanotrophs, supercomputers and an online program have in common? They represent a culture of innovation at the UW. Read how


GIX develops leaders in innovation

High tech, huge bandwidth support innovation at new Steve Ballmer Building in Bellevue’s Spring District


National recognition for DO-IT

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, UW program shows its value to mentoring students with disabilities

About UW-IT

UW Information Technology is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.

UW-IT’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning, oversight and direction of the University’s IT infrastructure, resources and services
  • Consulting with academic, clinical and administrative units to evaluate their IT requirements, capabilities and requests
  • Managing UW central IT infrastructure and services, including academic and collaborative applications, accessible technology, administrative systems and information management, classroom technology, computing infrastructure, customer service, data centers, information security and privacy, IT services and strategic sourcing, networking, technology business continuity and telecommunications
  • Oversight and management of the HR/Payroll Modernization program, which has been recognized as one of the University’s highest administrative priorities
  • Working with the President, Provost and appropriate governance committees to determine IT strategies, policies, priorities and resource allocations
  • Representing UW’s IT interests at the state, national and international levels