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Figures and Statistics: The scientists

More than 30 professors of Computer Science do research at Saarland University, at the Max Planck Institutes for Informatics and for Software Systems and at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). They are supported by some 200 post-docs at the university and the associated institutes. In addition, over 300 PhD students are pursuing their work in Computer Science at Saarbrücken.

Over the past seven years, more than 70 members coming out of research groups in Saarbrücken have received tenured faculty appointments, including 36 faculty positions at German universities. Saarbrücken Computer Science has therefore been making considerable contributions to the development of the German and international informatics landscape.

Statistics about Students in Computer Science (BSc / MSc)

1. Studienfach (Winter 2015) Studierende (ges.) Studierende (weibl.) 1. FS. Ausländische Studierende
Informatik BSc 483 76 42 146
Informatik LA 38 9 - 10
Informatik MSc 336 77 69 200
Bioinformatik BSc 88 47 10 14
Bioinformatik MSc 84 28 11 47
CyberS BSc 150 19 93 7
Computer- und Kommunikatonstechnik BSc 6 - - 1
Cuk Emb. Sys. BSc 31 6 14 1
Cuk Elekt. Inf.tech BSc 21 3 8 5
Computer- und Kommunikatonstechnik MSc 64 12 6 60
Visual Computing MSc 49 9 5 32
Medieninformatik BSc 124 37 35 11
Medieninformatik MSc 29 7 6 4
Winfo BSc 339 82 161 39
Winfo MSc 66 8 18 12
Here you find further information about student statistics at Saarland University:        

History of Saarbrücken Computer Science

1969 Implementation of Computer Science as subject and research field

1987 Leibniz Prize to Prof. Guenter Hotz, Kurt Mehlhorn, and Wolfgang Paul, Saarland University

1988 Foundation of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science

1988 Foundation of  the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence(DFKI)

1990 Beginning of Research at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science

1990 Foundation of Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz Center for Informatics in Northern Saarland

1990 Scientific Director of Schloss Dagstuhl is Prof. Reinhard Wilhelm, Saarland University

2000 Foundation of  the Center for Bioinformatics

2000 Foundation of the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science

2000 Leibniz Prize to Prof. Manfred Pinkal, Saarland University

2001 German Future Prize from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany to Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI)

2003 Leibniz Prize to Prof. Hans-Peter Seidel, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science

2004 Foundation of Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken and Kaiserslautern

2004-2016 TRR "Automatic verification and analysis of complex systems"

2004 Foundation of the Competence Center of Informatics

2007 Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction and International Graduate School in Computer Science are established at Saarland University by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2009 Foundation of the Intel Visual Computing Institute at Saarland University

2009 Participation of the European Network EIT ICT Labs

2010-2017 Participation in the Software Campus (BMBF)

2010 Participation in the Spitzencluster "Software Innovation for Digital Enterprises"

2010 Leibniz Prize to Prof. Joachim Weickert

2011 Foundation of the Center for IT Security, Privacy, and Accountability CISPA

2012-2017 Funding of the Cluster of Excellence and the Saarbruecken Graduate School of Computer Science for another 5 years

2015 CISPA funding extended until 2019

2016 SFB 1223: Methods and Tools for Understanding and Controlling Privacy