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

Materialien mit neuen und maßgeschneiderten Eigenschaften bringen Innovationen und können in Zukunft dazu beitragen, Pandemien zu bekämpfen oder die Energiewende zu stemmen. Vom 21. bis 23. September trifft sich die Fachwelt auf dem Gebiet dieser Zukunftstechnologie an der Universität des Saarlandes auf der 56. Metallographie-Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM). ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer stellt am 22. September, ab 14 Uhr, im Audimax seine Experimente auf der ISS vor. [...]
Sicherheit der Justiz gegen Cyberattacken, digitale Spurensuche und Aufklärung von Cybercrime, künstliche Intelligenz in der Bilderkennung, Videokonferenz in der Hauptverhandlung – das sind einige der Themen, mit denen sich mehrere Hundert Expertinnen und Experten aus Justiz, Anwaltschaft, Verwaltung, Politik und Wissenschaft auf dem 31. Deutschen EDV-Gerichtstag befassen. Die juristische Fachtagung findet vom 14. bis 16. September wieder in Präsenz auf dem Campus statt (Audimax-Gebäude B4 1). [...]
Eigene Innovationen zu schützen und die kostspieligen Folgen der Verletzung fremder Schutzrechte zu vermeiden: Dies ist für Unternehmen aller Branchen von großer Bedeutung. Seit zehn Jahren bietet die Universität des Saarlandes, inzwischen mit dem Zentrum für Fernstudien und Universitäre Weiterbildung (ZFUW) der Universität Koblenz-Landau, ein Fernstudium an, in dem sich Berufstätige im gewerblichen Rechtsschutz weiterbilden können. [...]
Eine neue Generation intelligenter Implantate soll direkt am Knochen überwachen, ob Schienbeinbrüche heilen. Bei Bedarf sollen sie den Heilungsprozess über gezielte Bewegung direkt an der Bruchstelle aktiv anregen. Hieran arbeitet ein Forschungsteam aus Medizin, Ingenieurwissenschaft und Informatik. Das Team um Bergita Ganse und Tim Pohlemann hat erstmals das nötige bekannte Wissen zusammengetragen, wie Knochenbrüche am besten stimuliert werden, um das beste Heilungsergebnis zu erzielen. [...]
Jörg Hoffmann, Informatik-Professor der Saar-Universität, hat mit seiner Forschungsgruppe „Foundations of Artificial Intelligence“ gleich mehrere Erfolge bei der international führenden Konferenz eines Teilbereichs der KI-Forschung erzielt, der „International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling“. Sein früherer Doktorand Daniel Gnad gewinnt den Dissertationspreis der Konferenz, zudem stellt die Gruppe einen außergewöhnlich großen Anteil der auf der Konferenz akzeptierten Arbeiten. [...]

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.

New: Saarland University is the first German university to offer English-only bachelor's degree programs in computer science. The application deadline for the winter semester 2022/2023 is July 15, 2022.

International Bachelor Pograms:

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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.