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Computer Science, Department

Fachbereich 4: Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften, Wirtschaft und Informatik at the Uni Hildesheim

Institut für Informatik

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Basic information

Total number of students 400
Number of master degree students 156
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

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 34.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 6/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 37.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 51.2 %
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per academic < 3 Professors at the department
Third party funds per academic <3 professors at the department on average
Doctorates per professor <3 Professors at the department on average

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2 *
Support in studies rank group not assignable
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.2
Research orientation rank group not assignable
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms rank group not assignable
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 2.0
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.1
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 1.8

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
    Balance between practice and sound theoretical knowledge; obligatory company practical placement included in the Bachelor's degree, ten weeks, supervised and quality-controlled; internal practical placements/projects; around 35 partner companies, continual feedback from industry; already considerable freedom of choice in the Bachelor's degree course (no "school-oriented" studies); Extensive freedom in the choice of Master's course; Small groups, good staff-student ratio. Direct contact with lecturers, e.g. with individual course guidance.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty has implemented a new programme with the international Master option “Data Analytics”. It is taught entirely in English and is aimed primarily at international students from all over the world. In IMIT/Applied Computer Science M.Sc., students can take courses on Business Intelligence, Big Data, AI, etc. in cooperation with ‘Data Analytics’ in the specialisation and elective. This alone accounts for over half the programme and can be studied from an international angle. Further courses may be offered in English if necessary.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Kopenhagen Business School, Dänemark; Abo University, Turku, Finnland; Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Mallorca, Spanien; Pai Chai University, Korea; Valladolid, Spanien; Zagreb, Kroatien; Chur, Schweiz; Sevilla, Spanien; Tolca, Mexico
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Good central and decentralised infrastructure (fibre optic network, campus-wide WiFi, GroupWare); Teaching-related IT services (LearnWeb, forums); There are 181 computer workstations for students (Windows or Windows/Unix); Computer pools can be used at any time, 24h a day; Multimedia rooms, video conference rooms; Media library in the central library; Media informatics and robotics laboratory. Innovation lab for prototyping, collaboration with the SAP competence centre
  • Support for founders
    Organisation of Entrepreneurship Week (in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week); Opportunity to earn an additional certificate “Organisation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”; Relevant courses are already integrated in the degree programmes: “Design Thinking” practical, “Corporate Decision-Making and Entrepreneurship”, “Corporate Simulation”, “Company Management”, specialisation option “Service Management and Innovation”. Separate innovation lab for prototyping and separate internet portal for Design Thinking; Additional events, such as hackathons, jointly with companies and innovation incubators
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Representative for students with disability/chronic illness; Regulations for disadvantage compensation in the examination regulations
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Programme for the advancement of women professors, promotion of participation in conferences and coaching for female academic staff; Special mentoring programme for women students as part of a STEM project for the advancement of women, regular participation in Girls’ Day; Research activities for the professional and academic orientation of women in the IT sector; diversity incorporated at the highest levels of university strategy, regular reporting on equality, culture of welcome, diversity courses
  • Other special features
    Almost 40 partner companies allow for an extensive exchange between industry and academia – for teaching and research; student projects/practical placements and much of the Bachelor's and Master's work is carried out in cooperation with industry; Faculty-wide strong involvement of female students: Regular feedback sessions and discussions; Opportunity for stays in Europe and abroad; Departmental prizes for best students, Sebastian Thurn Prize with funding for a stay abroad; Special campus features: Family-friendly university, ‘studium generale’, foundation university
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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