The Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology was established in November 1993. Set in the backwoods, away from the major IT hubs, the first task of the day was to simply "get connected". The Faculty's landmark then was a projection of a little VSAT satellite antenna dish by the window of Prof. Zahran Halim's (the founding Dean) office in late 1993. That brought instant electronic globalisation right to the desktop, albeit to just a few test desks at first.