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Computer Science, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Bonn

Institut für Informatik

  • Römerstraße 164
  • 53117 Bonn
  • Phone: +49 228 73-4418
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 2,040
Number of master degree students 600
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 52.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 41.5 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Publications per academic 3.2
Third party funds per academic 67.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Workstations 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
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Transition to Master's studies
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    On-campus teaching: all computer science courses take place within a radius of 100 metres. Students learning from students: extensive use of student tutors in the Bachelor's degree. Frequent small group/team work in tutorials, project groups, and internships.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aalto University, Finland; IMERIR Perpignan, Frankreich; Universitetet i Agder Kristiansand, Norwegen; Universitatea Politehnica din Timisoara, Rumänien; Università della Svizzera Italiana Lugano, Schweiz; Universidad Poiltécnica de Madrid, Spanien; Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spanien; Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Tschechien; Bogazici Üniversitesi Istanbul, Türkei; Izmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Excellent computer facilities for students and staff; WiFi in all buildings/central rooms (internal/VPN, eduroam); several student computer rooms with technical support; other special labs in the individual Computer Science departments (e.g. Computer Graphics, Robotics/Autonomous Intelligent Systems, IT Security, Malware Analysis, laser & light lab). Competence Centre Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr(ML2R) and Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob provide excellent subject-specific technical equipment for teaching and research.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Strong application focus, close links with the Fraunhofer IAIS and Fraunhofer FKIE (Institute directors are professors of Computer Science, additional joint professorships); also close contact to the Bonn-Aachen international Centre for Information Technology; Data Science, IT Security and Privacy; Robotics and Visual Computing shape practical Computer Science which is complemented by strong theory groups; close cooperations with the internationally outstanding Mathematics department in Bonn (Cluster of Excellence, Hausdorff Centre, Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics).
  • Support for founders
    Annual entrepreneurship seminar at b-it together with the City of Bonn and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce; start-up consulting by the Department of Technology Transfer of the University of Bonn; four mentorships of computer science professors for spin-off projects.
  • Other special features
    In particular, the institute supports students in their first and second semesters of the Bachelor's degree course with study support offered during the lecture period for four days per week. Here, the students receive help if they have any questions regarding content of the compulsory lectures in the Bachelor's degree course. In addition, intensive examination preparatory courses are offered before the examination dates. The learning support consists of four student tutors.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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