About Us

The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University regularly achieves top positions in university rankings such as the CHE Ranking, or the computer science-specific CS Rankings. In its more than 50-year history it has distinguished itself many times by its excellence in research and teaching. With a current total of 36 university professors and 17* study programs at the highest international level, all aspects of computer science are covered. The Computer Science department is also part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC).

 

 
    • Administrative Office

      The central administrative services of the Computer Science Department are brought together in the administrative office: the Managing Director, Study Coordinator, and System Administrator, and their staff.

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    • Dean's Office and Committees

      In the following list you will find the current Dean and the Dean of Studies, the Faculty Council, the Senate Representative, and the Examination Committees for the Bachelor and Master of Computer Science, the Master of Visual Computing, and the Bachelor and Master of Computer and Communications Technology, as well as the PhD Committee.

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    • Examination Office

      Here you will find all study and examination regulations, forms, guidelines, the contact persons for "your" study program and the latest information on examination dates and registration procedures.

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News

Das Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für Informatik und Google vertiefen ihre strategische Forschungspartnerschaft. Mit zusätzlicher finanzieller Förderung durch das US-amerikanische IT-Unternehmen baut das erst im November 2022 am Saarbrücker MPI ins Leben gerufene „Saarbrücken Research Center for Visual Computing, Interaction and Artificial Intelligence (VIA)” einen neuen Forschungsschwerpunkt „Vision and Language Models (VLMs)“ unter Leitung von Professor Bernt Schiele auf. [...]
Am heutigen Freitag haben die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Wissenschaftsrat (WR) bekannt gegeben, welche Skizzen für neue Exzellenzcluster zur Stellung von Vollanträgen eingeladen werden. Die Universität des Saarlandes (UdS) hat mit ihrer Skizze „nextAID³ – Nächste Generation der Kl-getriebenen Wirkstoffentdeckung und -entwicklung“ diese erste Hürde erfolgreich genommen. [...]
Künstliche Intelligenz, die selbst Texte, Bilder oder Programmcode erzeugt – mit Entwicklungen wie ChatGPT hat die Informatik wieder einmal die Gesellschaft aufgewühlt. Nun ist es die Aufgabe des Journalismus, diese neue Technologie einem breiten Publikum zu erklären und einzuordnen. Das zeigt: Gute Berichterstattung über Themen der Informatik hat eine enorme gesellschaftliche Relevanz. Die besten Beiträge aus dem Jahr 2023 werden daher mit dem Journalismuspreis Informatik geehrt. [...]
Künstliche Intelligenz, die selbst Texte, Bilder oder Programmcode erzeugt – mit Entwicklungen wie ChatGPT hat die Informatik wieder einmal die Gesellschaft aufgewühlt. Nun ist es die Aufgabe des Journalismus, diese neue Technologie einem breiten Publikum zu erklären und einzuordnen. Das zeigt: Gute Berichterstattung über Themen der Informatik hat eine enorme gesellschaftliche Relevanz. Die besten Beiträge aus dem Jahr 2023 werden daher mit dem Journalismuspreis Informatik geehrt. [...]
Beim kompetitiven Programmieren geht es darum, im Team unter Zeitdruck höchst komplizierte algorithmische Probleme zu lösen. Eine Gruppe von Informatik-Studierenden der Saar-Universität hat nun bei einem großen europäischen Wettbewerb eine Goldmedaille gewonnen und damit das beste Ergebnis einer deutschen Universität seit fast zehn Jahren erzielt. Die Spitzenplatzierung qualifiziert die Studierenden sowohl für die Europameisterschaft als auch für die Weltmeisterschaft. [...]

Degree Programs

The range of study programs offered by Saarland University in the field of informatics is extremely diverse – whether computer science, bioinformatics, or cybersecurity, bachelor or master, in a total of 17* courses of study, the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University imparts comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations as well as practically oriented applications, up to and including starting a business. The courses are taught by internationally renowned luminaries of computer science as well as by the most talented young researchers.

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    Master's degrees:

    State examination:

    International Bachelor Pograms:

    Study programs offered in cooperation*: 

    *In cooperation with the Departments of Mathematics and of Language Science and Technology, as well as the other non-university informatics institutes located on campus, the Department, as a partner of the Saarland Informatics Campus, offers 24 study programs.

     

    Study Guidance and Student Representatives

    If you have any questions about the computer science degree programmes at UdS, our study coordination will be happy to help you.

    Study Coordination

    Building E1 3, Rooms 207-209
    Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-58092
    studium@cs.uni-saarland.de

     

    Do you have questions that are better answered from a student's perspective? Please feel free to contact the Students' Representative Council.

    Computer Science Students' Representative Council

    Building E1.3, Room 109
    Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-4389
    contact@cs.fs.uni-saarland.de

     

    Studies and Practice

    To help our students to get in contact with the practice, there are for example talks of our graduates, where one may directly contact them: Saarbrücken computer scientists in the practice.

    Saarland University’s Career Center is the central service unit for any for any questions students may have regarding job applications and career entry. In our career portal, students can find internship and work placement opportunities, as well as entry-level or graduate job opportunities.

    The big annual job fair 'next' allows students and companies or recruiters to exchange ideas and to connect in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, each semester the Career Center organizes a wide range of events and workshops  in cooperation with companies and other partners in order to help you find your way in the labour market.

    The Career Center offers one-to-one career guidance appointments, especially for international students who want to prepare for the German job market.

    All services offered by the Career Center are free of charge.

    For more information, please visit the Career Center website.

    Research

    The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University does research at the highest international level. Among the 59 professors are recipients of the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation, the Zuse Medal of the German Computer Science Society, grants from the European Research Council, and many other awards. Saarbrücken Informatics' doctoral candidates regularly present their research results at the most renowned international symposia in their areas. A complete list of award winners can be found here.

      • Doctoral Program

        The PhD program of the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University offers, along with the best research conditions and good pay, an outstanding supervisory relationship. Support offers such as the funding program of the Computer Science Department and the Graduate School of Computer Science help young scientists to make the most of their potential.

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      • Research Fields

        Around 30 research themes are explored by the scientists of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) – from theoretical computer science, formal methods, algorithms and complexity, through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational linguistics, to embedded systems and language processing.

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    The Saarland Informatics Campus

    At the SIC the activities of all informatics facilities co-located at Saarbrücken converge. Its 900 scientists and around 2100 students from more than 81 countries make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for informatics in Germany and in Europe. Five globally renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for “Multimodal Computing and Interaction,” in cooperation with the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Language Science and Technology at Saarland University, cover the entire spectrum of informatics in 24 courses of study.