There exists a vibrant community in and around the school, enriched by the diversity of the staff and student body. The school has always prided itself within its strong ties to industry. Our industrial advisory board consists of a number of leading national and multi-national companies, who provide substantial support to our research and academic activities. In addition, a number of other companies provide funding to individual research activities. The Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) is also part of the school, and acts a focal point for the software industry in Gauteng.