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Computer Science, Department

Technische Fakultät at the Uni Freiburg

Institut für Informatik

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Basic information

Total number of students 940
Number of master degree students 504
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 65.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 23.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per academic 3.3
Third party funds per academic 147.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1 *
Support in studies rank group not assignable
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms rank group not assignable
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure rank group not assignable
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.3
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Method-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 orientation
    Students 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 abroads
    Göteborg Universität, Schweden KU Leuven, Belgien UPC Barcelona, Spanien Universidade de Vigo, Spanien La Sapienza, Rom, Italien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern 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 founders
    The 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 persons
    The 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 advancement
    Separate 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 features
    In 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 activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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