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Computer Science, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Informatik
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 2093-3066

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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


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Publications per academic


Third party funds per academic

106,900 €

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

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Support for stays abroad

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Student Workstations
Overall study situation

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Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies

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Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies

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Research orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Focus on methodological-scientific fundamentals; early independent work; support for semesters abroad; balanced mix of theoretical, practical and technical subjects; high elective component; a lot of teamwork; research-related learning; courses at other Berlin universities are creditable; students can develop their own courses (Q-Teams); early involvement in research projects.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Swansea University, UK; ETH Zürich, Schweiz, TU Wien, Österreich; Universitet i Bergen, Norwegen; Université de Bordeaux, Frankreich; Universitet i Agder, Norwegen

Special features regarding the equipment

Campus-wide WiFi; most lecture halls are less than 15 years old; modern lecture hall technology; diverse pool rooms, also with special equipment (hardware development, network configuration, ...); immediate proximity to the site library with many workstations; access to powerful computing resources; virtualisation; modern equipment of the lab rooms in the individual chairs; full equipment for digital teaching.

Special features regarding research activities

Three key areas in research: Algorithms and Structures, Model-Based Systems Development, Data and Knowledge Engineering; Focus on Young Scientists: Spokesperson for the DFG Research Training Group SOAMED and the Collaborative Research Centre FONDA; many interdisciplinary research projects (medicine, psychology, earth sciences, education, physics, etc.) with funding from the DFG, EU, federal government, etc.; many collaborations with other Berlin universities; close links with various non-university research institutions and the Weizenbaum Institute as well as the Einstein Centre Digital Future.

Support for founders

The institute has produced many successful start-ups in recent years, and many of the professors are involved as mentors for start-ups. There are information events for spin-offs and advisory services for potential founders. Various forms of cooperation with companies (theses, EXIST; PROFIT; BMWi/BMBF projects). Coordination by GmbH Humboldt-Innovation. Participation in nationwide (e.g. ZIM, EXIST) and state-wide (Forschungskoops, PROFIT) programmes; seminars on IT entrepreneurship; final theses with companies; HU innovation awards.

Other special features

Many cooperations with other scientific and non-scientific institutions; close cooperation of the three Berlin university computer science departments; many cooperations with natural science institutes at the Adlershof location; predominantly young professors; active student body; new B.Sc. programme IMP (computer science, mathematics, physics) with 8 semesters of standard study time; continuously high proportion of junior professors; very successful in DFG funding, especially graduate colleges, SFB and Emmy-Noether groups).

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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