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Studierende in den Seminarräumen des O-Gebäudes, Foto: Universität Paderborn, Fotografin: Judith Kraft Show image information

Studierende in den Seminarräumen des O-Gebäudes, Foto: Universität Paderborn, Fotografin: Judith Kraft

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Computer Science in Paderborn...

... is one of the top addresses for Computer Science in Germany, as can be seen regularly from the DFG and CHE rankings. The CHE ranking in particular attests to our excellent research as well as to the very good support we provide for our students. With our various integrations into research institutes such as the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, PC2, Fraunhofer IEM and SI-Lab, we continue to offer a variety of opportunities to gain insights into interdisciplinary research as well as cooperation with industrial partners as a student assistant while still a student. More information can be found under Research, Graduate Colleges and Interfaces to Industry.
In recent years, about 200 students have started their studies in Computer Science at the beginning of each winter semester. Since the winter semester 2004/05 the study of Computer Science consists of the two consecutive study programs "Bachelor of Computer Science" and "Master of Computer Science", which were accredited in spring 2004 as the first study programs in Germany immediately and without conditions, so that we have extensive experience with this concept. The teaching of Computer Science in Paderborn is characterized by the balanced content and clear structuring of the course offerings into the four sub-areas of
- Algorithms and complexity,
- Computer Systems,
- Data and Knowledge and
- Software Engineering,
the long-standing tradition of teaching evaluation by students (culminating in an annual Weierstraß Award for "Best Teaching"), a mentoring program to better advise students, and the Computer Science Learning Center to support collaborative and individual learning. Apart from Computer Science, we also offer the degree programs "Teaching Computer Science" and "Computer Engineering". More information about the different Computer Science programs can be found under Study Programs.

Information Meeting for International Computer Science Students (Master only)

At the beginning of each term / semester we have a Welcome Week for International Master Students that are in their first term / semester.

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