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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät für Informatik at the Uni Magdeburg

  • Universitätsplatz 2
  • 39106 Magdeburg
  • Phone: +49 391 67-58532
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 1,750
Number of master degree students 710
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 3.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 3.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 30
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 57.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 21.2 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 23.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 38.1 %


Publications per academic 3.8
Third party funds per academic 101.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Workstations 2.0
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
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Coordination of theory and practice phases
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    New forms of teaching that are based on teamwork: the team project is a form of teaching where the students work on a specific, practice-related and/or research-related task in supervised groups. At least one team project while studying, more team projects possible; practical relevance and proximity to research through subject-specific "team projects" in every subject of Computer Science, example topics: IoT developments and test environments, design and development of ERP modules, deep learning applications, search services or data mining functions, social network analysis and customer preferences.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Univ. Niigata, Japan; Armstrong State University, USA; Uppsala University, Schweden; Uni. Porto, Portugal; TU Tampere, Finnland; Universite du Havre, Frankreich; University of the Aegean, Griechenland; University Bergen, Norwegen; University Pompeu Fabra, Spanien; Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Building newly renovated and modernised for the faculty; more than 25 computer laboratories; SAP competence centre at the faculty (UCC); modern seminar rooms and lecture theatres; link to the German Research Network (DFN) with 10 GBit/sec (fibre optics); all servers are connected to the campus and, depending on service, the relevant private networks of FIN with 1G or 10G; the most varied software systems; university WLAN as well as Access Points which are accessible everywhere, even outside the buildings ("FIN im Grünen" – "FIN outdoors"); in terms of data, all labs are connected with at least 2x 10G LWL and 4x1G copper cables.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research at the faculty is integrated across faculties in research centres and focal points for transfer (in cooperation with Neuroscience, Digital Engineering, Automotive) as well as in three faculty research focal points (Image, Knowledge, Interaction). Companies such as IBM, SAP, T-Systems, Bridging-IT and Fujitsu work with the MRCC (Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster for Very Large Business Applications) here. Research is combined with teaching.
  • Support for founders
    The department supports interested parties in the start-up of businesses, and also supports the TUGZ at the university in this work. Apart from this, there is also a start-up school that provides a modern training programme and which helps you with the following: To identify and evaluate business ideas, gain access to the start-up scene and obtain assistance with the application for state and federal grant programmes. Further support by the SAP Big Data Innovation Centre. Students also have the option of taking a specialisation in the field of web start-ups.
  • Other special features
    Smartboards; laboratory for land and air robotics; Landesdemonstrationszentrum für Schul-IT (State demonstration centre for school IT) (close cooperation with the degree course Media Education at the Faculty of Human Sciences); 24-hour access to the building and to the laboratories is possible; Business Informatics is part of the Faculty of Computer Science; the faculty sees itself as a faculty of Engineering. The world's largest SAP university competence centre (SAP UCC) is located at the Faculty of Computer Science and is the basis for research and development on business applications; Student participation realised through team projects.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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