Network & Collaborations
The current main research project with significant participation of our department is the Collaborative Research Centre Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (SFB 1102), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
DFKI, located in Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern, Bremen and Berlin, is one of the most important "Centres of Excellence" in the international scientific community and is the leading business-oriented research institution for software technologies in Germany. Our department has been cooperating with the DFKI research area "Multilinguality and Language Technology" (MLT) in various areas for many years: teaching, research, European "Erasmus Mundus" Master's programme, etc.
The department of Computer Science is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC). The SIC is where all the computer science institutions located at the site in Saarbrücken come together. 800 scientists and around 2000 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Five globally renowned research institutes, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for "Multimodal Computing and Interaction" as well as the cooperating departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and "Language Science and Technology" at Saarland University cover the entire range of computer science related topics with 21 study programmes.
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a non-profit organisation in the localization and translation industry that brings together 400 partners from industry and academia. Membership@GALA gives our department access to GALA resources and allows us to attend GALA webinars. Further benefits of the membership can be found here.
Founded in 1960, CIUTI (Conférence Internationale Permanente d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes) is the world's oldest and most prestigious international association of university institutes with translation and interpreting programmes. The CIUTI membership is a distinct seal of quality that our department has held since 1994.