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Computer Science, Department
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
- Saarland Informatics Campus E1 3
- 66123 Saarbrücken
- Phone: +49 681 302-5070
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.
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Special features regarding teachingComputer science at Saarbrücken has the highest level of internationalisation of the entire Universität des Saarlandes. More than 50% of master's students are from abroad. Many staff members and postdocs are also from abroad. English is the language of instruction of the master's courses.
Special features regarding the international orientationComputer science at Saarbrücken has the highest level of internationalisation of the entire Universität des Saarlandes. More than 50% of master's students are from abroad. Many staff members and postdocs are also from abroad. English is the language of instruction of the master's courses.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Washington, USA; University of Edinburgh, UK; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spanien; Linköping University, Schweden; University of Bergen, Norwegen; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Niederlande; Middle East Technical University, Türkei; Sofiiski Universitet 'Sveti Kliment Ohridski', Bulgarien
Special features regarding the equipmentWiFi access in all Computer Science buildings. In addition, there are 200 computer workstations available (accessible around the clock due to an RFID-based access control system). At the chairs, there are around a further 100 workstations which can mainly be used by advanced students. The Max Planck Institutes and the DFKI (German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence) also provide resources for students. Remote-access for all students, which means they can access their familiar working environment from anywhere in the world.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.informatik-saarland.de
Support for foundersAs part of the BMWi business start-up competition, Saarland University was one of only three institutions with the most convincing overall strategy to be awarded the accolade of “EXIST Entrepreneur University”. This creates excellent support and conditions for business start-ups. Computer Science/Informatics at Saarbrücken plays an active role in IT Inkubator GmbH, whose job it is to work with our researchers and identify marketing potential from developments in basic research and take them to market maturity.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe department has experience with students who have health impairments and those with severe disabilities. A quiet room and a stair lift are provided, together with the infrastructure to ensure that students who have hearing impairment can also study successfully at our university. Individual arrangements are naturally made for reasonable adjustments for examinations.
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe Computer Science/Informatics department has the highest proportion of international students and academic staff at Saarland University. English is the working language in a very large number of research groups. There are no special provisions or initiatives, as diversity is both historic and an active part of university life.
Other special featuresAbout eight years ago, the specialist libraries of Computer Science, Mathematics and the Max Planck Institute of Computer Science and Software Systems were integrated, as well as the DFKI, into one of the largest Computer Science specialist libraries in Germany. Researchers and students of all Computer Science institutes therefore have full access to the complete collection. The merger enabled the procurement of duplicates and the expansion of the stock. No savings were made regarding personnel but the service offering was expanded.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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