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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik at the Uni des Saarlandes/Saarbrücken

Fachrichtung Informatik

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,960
Number of master degree students 547
Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data

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 60.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 64.9 %

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 1/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 1/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 8.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 5.8 %
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per academic 3.5
Third party funds per academic 269.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0 *
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.8
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.7 *
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.5

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
    Computer 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 orientation
    Computer 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.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University 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 equipment
    WiFi 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.
  • Support for founders
    As 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 persons
    The 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 advancement
    The 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 features
    About 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.
  • 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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