Department of Computer Science
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 26 professorships and 14 study programs at the highest international level, all aspects of computer science are covered.
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 14 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.
- Computer Science (B.Sc.)
- Bioinformatics (B.Sc.)
- Cybersecurity (B.Sc.)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (B.Sc.)
- Embedded Systems (B.Sc.)
- Media Informatics (B.Sc.)
- Informatics/Computer Science (M.Sc.)
- Bioinformatics (M.Sc.)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (M.Sc.)
- Embedded Systems (M.Sc.)
- Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity (M.Eng.)
- Visual Computing (M.Sc.)
- Media Informatics (M.Sc.)
Complete overview of all 21 informatics-related joint study programs:
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 21 study programs.
Our Study Coordinator will be glad to help you with questions about the study programs in informatics at Saarland University.
Dr. Tanja Breinig
Building E1 3, Room 209
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-58092
The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University does research at the highest international level. Among the 26 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.
The Saarland Informatics Campus
The Department of Computer Science is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC). At the SIC the activities of all informatics facilities co-located at Saarbrücken converge. Its 800 scientists and around 2000 students from more than 80 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 21 courses of study.