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Computer Science, Department

Technische Fakultät

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Technische Fakultät
Department Informatik
Martensstraße 3
D-91058 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-28807

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment

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Master theses in cooperation with work environment

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Publications per academic


Third party funds per academic

100,700 €

Doctorates per professor


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Support for stays abroad
Student Workstations
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Wide range of courses within the framework of a large department with 15 chairs and great freedom of choice in the courses (majors and minors). Embedding in the Faculty of Technology allows for an engineering orientation of the degree course. Many tutorials so that content from the lectures can be practised in small groups in the form of blackboard and computer exercises. Feedback through corrections of exercise sheets; research-oriented, but also practice-relevant education possible through a large number of research projects.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

EPF Ecole d'Ingenieurs, Frankreich; Umeå universitet, Schweden; Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norwegen; Université du Québec à Montréal, Kanada; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spanien; Università della Svizzera italiana, Schweiz; National Taiwan University, Taiwan; University of Sheffield, Vereinigtes Königreich; Osaka University, Japan; Chungnam National University, Südkorea

Special features regarding the equipment

Modern equipment of high-performance computer workstations with 24" monitors incl. software licenses necessary for education; comprehensive WiFi; modern hardware development workstations;"Embedded Systems"; Robotics laboratories; graphics/virtual reality lab; high-performance cluster; 3D projection facility; automotive lab, large historical computer science collection with running Zuse Z23.

Special features regarding research activities

Important research topics in Computer Science are based in the fields of Medical Technology, Embedded Systems and Modelling and Simulation. These are complemented by extensive expertise in the areas of IT security, artificial intelligence/machine learning, visual computing and graphics, as well as high-performance computing, cooperation with Fraunhofer IIS in the field of artificial intelligence, cooperation with Siemens, adidas and many medium-sized companies in the region.

Support for founders

There is a start-up officer at the Department of Computer Science who acts and advises in close coordination with the university network (start-up office, large number of offers in this area, Zollhof Nürnberg as incubator for start-ups). The course AMOS (Agile Methods and Open Source) already takes up the founding idea in the teaching concept. Experience/advice and successes within the framework of the EXIST programme.

Other special features

FAU as the most innovative university in Germany (Reuters) and TOP 15 worldwide.

Further information on research activities




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


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Value in points


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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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