Welcome to the Faculty of Computer Science

The faculty of Computer Science and its six institutes cover a broad range of Core Informatics and Applied Informatics. Special fields in Economics and Information Management complement these areas.
This broad scope in research and teaching offers students attractive options. It positions the faculty within a high-ranking international research field, and it provides manifold links for knowledge transfer with industry and society.
Aug 16, 2017

IEEE CBMS 2017 - Best Student Paper Award

In August 2017, the Institute for Web Science and Technology (WeST) received the Best Student Paper Award for their work on understanding cognitive load when typing with eye gaze.

Aug 15, 2017

Documentation of the Leopoldina-Symposium on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society is accessible online

Influence of digital technologies on both individuals and society is controversially discussed. A two-day Leopoldina-symposium (Berlin, July 10th -11th, 2017) on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society looked into possibilities, chances and risks of digitalization.

Apr 25, 2017

Institute WeST extends study programme cooperation with Chinese Universities

In April the Institute for Web Science & Technologies was a guest in Fujian province in China. Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger, managing director of Institute WeST, visited Fuzhou University and the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fuzhou. Subject of the visit were the joint 1+2 study programmes in Web Science and Computer Science. In these programmes, students study one year in China and two in Germany and earn both a Chinese and a German Master’s degree.

Apr 12, 2017

International appreciation of the eye-controlled web browser by the Institute for Web Science & Technologies

In April 2017 the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) received two international awards recognising their supporting technology for physically impaired people. The webbrowser GazeTheWeb, which is being developed at WeST, won first prize at the Web Accessibility Challenge. The prize is awarded by the Web For All conference 2017 in Perth/Australia to acknowledge the most innovative and usable technologies to make Web accessible to all people.

Feb 23, 2017

WeST and GESIS host workshop about reference extraction and citation networks

Citation networks are a crucial element for literature research in many research areas. They ease the identification of relevant sources and can be used for metrics that illustrate the impact of authors and publications. However, particularly in the German social sciences these citation networks are not covered sufficiently.

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