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Computer Science, Department

Fachbereich 08: Physik, Mathematik und Informatik at the Uni Mainz

Institut für Informatik

  • Staudingerweg 9
  • 55128 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-6990
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 770
Number of master degree students 123
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 11.7 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

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 40.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated due to <10 graduates/year in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per academic 2.7
Third party funds per academic 31.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2 *
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.0
Exams rank group not assignable
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure 2.3
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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.7
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    The tutorials to the courses are held in small groups. The solutions to tasks which are handed in are corrected individually. To work through the task sheets, there is a study workshop available for first-year students with a support service offered by tutors.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Departmental Advisory Office ‘International Studying’ incl. websites, and specialist guidance, 9 Erasmus partners, coordination of Erasmus officers; Flexible recognition of credits gained abroad.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Frankreich, Dijon, Université de Bourgogne - Dijon; Italien,Roma, Università degli Studi Roma Tre; Kroatien, Zagreb, Visoka škola za informacijske ehnologije; Lettland, Liepaja, Liepajas Universitate; Polen, Kraków, Uniwersytet Jagielloński; Schweden, Falun and Borlänge, Högskolan Dalarna; Spanien, Valencia, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia; Spanien, Valencia, Universidad de Valencia; Tschechien, Prag, Ceské Vysoké Uceni Technické v Praze
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Supercomputer (MOGON); Very good equipment and availability of computer rooms.
  • Support for founders
    Career Service of the JGU
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Accessible lecture theatres; SBS (Service office for accessible education) of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with detailed information on the website; reasonable adjustments, including flexibility of examination types.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Highly international team, Ada Lovelace Mentoring Programme, JGU diversity strategy; participation in the “Vielfalt gestalten” diversity audit, many international academic staff members; high proportion of foreign doctoral students.
  • Other special features
    LOB project: Establishment of a help desk for problems with study and examination software; Development of advanced software support in the academic offices; Development of tools to improve the selection and allocation of academic assistants; Improvement of the information offered to students through redesign of the website; Development of department-wide individual advisory services for outgoings and incomings; Restructuring of the website for foreign mobility
  • 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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