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Computer Science, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the HU Berlin

Institut für Informatik

  • Unter den Linden 6
  • 10099 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 2093-3066
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,600
Number of master degree students 186
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 2.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 44.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 48.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 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 2/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 30.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 22.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Publications per academic 2.9
Third party funds per academic 91.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1 *
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    Focus on methodological-scientific foundations; Independent working early on; Support for semesters abroad; Excellent mix of theoretical, practical and technical subjects; Many optional modules; A lot of teamwork; Option to switch to the more applied and interdisciplinary Bachelor’s programme INFOMIT; Research-oriented learning; Courses attended at other universities in Berlin count as credits; Students can develop their own courses (Q-Teams)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Special office for international exchange set up at the faculty; Many international research projects (EU and exchange programmes with other countries)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Swansea University, UK; ETH Zürich, Schweiz, TU Wien, Österreich; Universitet i Bergen, Norwegen; Université de Bordeaux, Frankreich; Universitet i Agder, Norwegen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    WiFi across the campus; Most of the lecture halls are less than 15 years old; Modern lecture hall technology; Wide range of pool rooms, including with special equipment (hardware development, network configuration,...); Close proximity to the site’s library with many workplaces; Access to powerful computing resources; Virtualization; Laboratory rooms with modern equipment in the individual faculties
  • Support for founders
    The institute has been the source of many successful start-ups in recent years, and many of the professors are involved as start-up mentors. Information events relating to spin-offs and advisory services for potential founders. Many different types of cooperation with companies (final dissertations, EXIST; PROFIT; BMWi/BMBF projects)
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Almost all classrooms and teaching spaces are accessible, reasonable adjustments, quiet room.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    In Diversity, the institute is especially active on the subject of gender. Special support is offered to female students and female doctoral candidates at institutional and university level.
  • Other special features
    Many collaborations with other scientific and non-scientific institutions; Close cooperation of the three Berlin University Informatics departments; Many collaborations with natural science institutes at the Adlershof location; Predominantly young professors; Active departmental student organisation, where each student can participate and contribute; B.Sc. programme INFOMIT in cooperation with Information Science as a practical alternative to the Single Honours Bachelor’s in Computer Science; Continuously high proportion of junior professors
  • 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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