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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik, Informatik und Mathematik at the Uni Paderborn

Institut für Informatik

  • Warburger Straße 100
  • 33098 Paderborn
  • Phone: +49 5251 60-2626
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,770
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 1.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 56.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 33.3 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 49.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 7.4 %


Publications per academic 4.7
Third party funds per academic 107.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 2.0
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Workstations 1.8
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Several integrated internships. Extended online teaching (even before Corona, e.g. Jupyterhub). Implementation of didactic research (e.g. compact lectures). Strong support for first-year students (e.g. "learning to learn", computer science pre-course). Group work and projects (e.g. mini-projects accompanying lectures) for knowledge application. Additional computer science learning centre. Possibility of profile formation within the degree through elective courses. Uncomplicated recognition of semesters abroad. Team-based events (software engineering internship, project group).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Xidian University, China; University of Eastern Finland, Finnland; University of Crete, Griechenland; University of Naples Federico II, Italien; Le Mans Université, Frankreich; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegen; University of Aveiro, Portugal; Mälardalen University, Schweden; Carlos III University of Madrid, Spanien; University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Outstanding computer equipment, renewed and updated at short intervals; generously expanded virtualisation infrastructure; nationally leading infrastructure for parallel computers through the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing; modern multimedia infrastructure in lecture halls (e.g. automated cameras for lecture recording) and seminar rooms, free access to a wide range of software packages. Extensive, open access to publication databases (e.g. IEEE Xplore, Springer).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Broad research interests in Data Science/Machine Learning, Security and Software Engineering. Top research in Collaborative Research Centre and other DFG, federal, state and EU funded projects; renowned research institutions such as Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing, Heinz-Nixdorf Institute, SICP form an interface to industry; active in explorative topics such as quantum computing; many interdisciplinary projects, e.g. with economics, mechanical engineering, e-technology, media studies, cultural studies, participation in the top cluster ‘It's OWL’.
  • Support for founders
    University-wide, comprehensive programme: tecUP (with extensive state funding) and Garage33 as a start-up free space; support from "business angels". As part of the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, various offers to support start-ups; the Paderborn Centre for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering offers the Entrepreneur and Management Mini-MBA in the PACE+ programme.
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