Computer Science, Department
Technische Fakultät at the Uni Freiburg
Institut für Informatik
- Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, Geb. 101
- 79110 Freiburg im Breisgau
- Phone: +49 761 203-8080
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Special features regarding teachingMethod-oriented training profile; academically well-grounded study with a focus on the fundamentals and application; Variety of interdisciplinary elements through affiliation with classic university; strong synergies between research and teaching; innovative use of e-learning and modern media in all areas of study (e.g. use of smartphones and tablets); teaching of interdisciplinary and social skills; training for independent learning and working in corporate or academic environment; consistent documentation of the performance for self-monitoring
Special features regarding the international orientationStudents with a foreign education background make up 50 per cent of the students enrolled in the mostly English-language Master’s programmes. To facilitate arrival, support for bureaucratic formalities, intercultural training and introductory events with information about studying and organisation are offered. In the course of their studies, foreign and domestic students acquire intercultural skills through their joint studies. Stays abroad are possible in the Bachelor and Master. Intercultural training opportunities for employees facilitate research cooperation on an international level.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsGöteborg Universität, Schweden KU Leuven, Belgien UPC Barcelona, Spanien Universidade de Vigo, Spanien La Sapienza, Rom, Italien
Special features regarding the equipmentModern computer pools with special equipment; Technically very well equipped laboratory rooms (robotics, image processing and computer graphics, hardware, electronics, mechanics, optics, clean room class 4); comprehensive WiFi access; extensive e-learning options (in particular, recorded lectures); innovative use of multimedia tools in teaching (smartphones in teaching - SMILE, use of tablet PCs for examinations); modern technical facilities in the classrooms (smart boards, overhead projector/audio systems)
Support for foundersThe university’s Central Office for Technology Transfer (ZFT) provides support and guidance with utilisation of acquired research results. The available services range from contract research through patents and licenses to company start-ups. The faculty has a member of staff for technology transfer who works at the ZFT and in the faculty and as such acts as a bridgehead between the two. The skills of this particular employee in matters relating to IP (patents, trademarks,...) are very much in demand. Many spin-offs have already emerged out of the faculty.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe Technical Faculty (like the entire university) aims by continually dismantling barriers in buildings, structure and communication to ensure successful, self-determined study for people with disabilities/chronic illness. The "Gender & Diversity" staff unit has an officer for students affected by these issues (focusing on information, advice and awareness). In the faculty, subject-related study advisers, the Examination Office and Equal Opportunity Officer are points of contact for day-to-day student affairs, mostly involved in arranging reasonable adjustments for examinations and similar
Characteristics of diversity advancementSeparate professorship for Gender Studies in STEM subjects; equal opportunity and diversity have been part of the comprehensive equal opportunity concept at the University of Freiburg and in the individual departments since 2008; the understanding of equal opportunity has been expanded to include the more comprehensive aspect of diversity: care is taken to maintain an organisational culture that is based on recognition and equal opportunity, regardless of gender, age, physical and intellectual capacity, nationality, social background and sexual identity; the point of contact is the university’s "Gender & Diversity" staff unit.
Other special featuresIn addition to diverse areas of application, Computer Science also offers the opportunity to do basic research. Diversity and the numerous overlaps with other areas make Computer Science an interesting and promising course of study. The requirement for successful academic studies is not only enjoying analytical and mathematical thinking but also creative talent. Further information at: http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/studium_neu/studieninteressierte
Further information on research activitieswww.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/forschung
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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