About Us

The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University is one of the top four in all of Germany (CHE Ranking 2018). 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 39 professorships and 24 study programs at the highest international level, all aspects of computer science are covered. It is 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 Maschinelle Lernen ist die größte Revolution in der Informatik seit Jahrzehnten. Dank lernender Algorithmen können Computer auch bei abstrakten Aufgaben aufsehenerregende Leistungen vollbringen. Aber, wie dem Menschen, unterlaufen den Computern dabei Fehler – und zu verstehen, warum ein Machine-Learning-Algorithmus bestimmte Fehler macht, zählt zu den wesentlichen Herausforderungen der modernen Informatik. Hier setzen Michael Hedderich und Jonas Fischer mit ihrer Forschung an. [...]
Die Nachwuchsforscherin Hannah Stein zählt zu den jungen KI-Talenten, die das Bundesforschungsministerium und die Gesellschaft für Informatik als KI-Newcomer 2023 nominiert haben. Die Doktorandin von Wirtschaftsinformatiker Wolfgang Maaß befasst sich mit dem Wert von Daten und erforscht, wie Lebensmittelproduktion und Industrie ihre ohnehin anfallenden Daten klug und gewinnbringend nutzen können, um vorausschauend zu planen und ihre Produkte besser und klimafreundlicher herzustellen. [...]
Das saarländische Wirtschaftsministerium verleiht in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Saarland Informatics Campus den Journalismuspreis Informatik. Ausgezeichnet werden ein Youtube-Format des Bayerischen Rundfunks, ein Radio-Feature des Saarländischen Rundfunks, ein Artikel aus dem Magazin „NZZ Folio“ sowie ein Artikel des Magazins „Spektrum der Wissenschaft“. Die Preisverleihung findet heute um 18 Uhr im Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) auf dem Saarbrücker Uni-Campus statt. [...]
Moderne Softwaresysteme steuern kritische Infrastrukturen, Fabrikanlagen, selbstfahrende Autos oder Smarthomes. Viele dieser Systeme sind so komplex geworden, dass kein Experte mehr nachvollziehen kann, ob, wie und warum sie funktionieren. Wissenschaftler der Saar-Universität, des Max-Planck-Instituts für Softwaresysteme, des CISPA Helmholtz-Zentrums für Informationssicherheit und der TU Dresden forschen gemeinsam an Mechanismen, die das Verhalten komplexer Software verständlich machen sollen. [...]
Eine der weltweit größten internationalen Konferenzen auf dem Gebiet der Rechtsinformatik findet vom 14. bis 16. Dezember an der Universität des Saarlandes statt. Aus allen Kontinenten kommen die etwa 100 Expertinnen und Experten, die sich in der Aula auf dem Saarbrücker Campus über aktuelle Fragen an der Schnittstelle von Recht, Künstlicher Intelligenz und Informationssystemen austauschen. Interessierte können sich online registrieren. Zahlreiche Workshops finden in hybrider Form statt. [...]

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 24 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.

    Bachelor's degrees:

    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.

    Students' Representative Council for Informatics Courses
    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.