Computer Linguistics (B.Sc.)

Special features

Computer linguistics can also be studied at a few other higher-education institutions in Germany. Saarbrücken is particularly attractive because of the numerous related research departments and institutions on and around campus:


Computer linguists at Saarland University enjoy a close collaboration with the Department of Computer Science – one of Germany’s leading informatics departments. The phonetics research group also offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of the processing of spoken language. The departments of linguistics and communications science within the university’s faculties of humanities also offer interesting areas for cooperation, particularly in the fields of cognitive psychology and systematic philosophy. All of these subjects can be studied by students of computer linguistics as complementary subjects (electives).


Key research areas

The research groups in computer linguistics are involved in the collaborative research project SFB 378 'Resource-adaptive Cognitive Processes' that is funded by the German Research Council (DFG). There is also close collaboration with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).


Students of computer linguistics also have the opportunity to get involved in and work on numerous CL research projects such as software projects or final-semester research projects, or in their capacity as undergraduate research assistants.  This allows students studying computer linguistics in Saarbrücken to get real, hands-on experience of research work and to work with and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools.


The computer research groups at Saarland University participate in national collaborative projects and international research networks that include the world’s leading institutions in the language processing field, and are therefore able to offer students interesting industrial placements and opportunities for international study.