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Computer Science, Department

Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik at the Uni Bayreuth

Institut für Informatik

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-7701
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 670
Number of master degree students 117
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 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 61.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 64.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 2.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 2.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 12.5 %


Publications per academic 2.8
Third party funds per academic 35.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9 *
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.1
IT-infrastructure 1.3
Overall study situation 2.1

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
    No admissions restrictions (i.e. no numerus clausus); inter-disciplinary range of courses offered; Start of courses in winter or summer semester; Students can switch between pure and applied computer science; Modular course format makes switching courses easy; AI course with focus on bioinformatics, engineering informatics and environmental informatics with a lot of focus on application; Computer science teaching with many combination options; Individual support by dedicated professors; Quality-tested and accredited degree courses; In each semester, course can be studied full-time or part-time
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Frankreich, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis; Italien, Università della Calabria; Tschechien, Zapadoceska Univerzita v Plzni; Vietnam, Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Since the summer semester of 2008, the Computer Science department at the Universität Bayreuth has had a new building at its disposal which is equipped with several specialised labs (robotics, parallel systems, computer graphics) in addition to lecture theatres, seminar rooms and PC rooms. All lecture rooms have air conditioning. The courses are carried out using state-of-the-art technology (microphone, multimedia presentations, projector, overhead projector). There are cameras in the lecture theatres so that courses can be recorded in order to be able to subsequently upload the course, for example, to the e-learning programme.
  • Support for founders
    Business plan competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master’s course); 5 Euro Business; Bayreuth shadowing; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master’s course); Seminar series of the start-up advisory service; Startup Stories; Start-up Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar; Case Study Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Master’s seminar)
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems (becks), the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015. It offers support with study problems and challenges, information on legal claims, reasonable adjustments and funding opportunities. becks is also committed to providing accessibility not only to buildings and premises but also of teaching content, raising awareness among university staff, reasonable adjustments, assistive devices/technology and personal assistance
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Cooperation with UBT facilities for diversity, internationalisation, equal opportunity, inclusion, families; target agreement for achieving gender equality; steps to increase the percentage of women, coaching and mentoring for female junior scientists; support of the UBT network Gender, Queer, Intersectionality and Diversity Studies; gender consulting for external funding applications; structural accessibility; PhD perspectives event for female doctoral candidates; cooperation with coordination office for STEM subjects and expanding the STEM network.
  • Other special features
    Campus University with well-developed quality infrastructure and interdisciplinary orientation; Excellent labs, small groups and personal contact to lecturers, optimal learning conditions; International and excellent networking with over 150 foreign partner universities and research institutions; University of Bayreuth Graduate School with trans-disciplinary education and teaching, training courses; Practical training through close contact with companies; Family-friendly university: Child care facilities on campus; University choir, orchestra, big band
  • 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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