CHE Ranking 2024: Saarbrücken Computer Science among the best in Germany in terms of courses offered

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Computer science students at Saarland University are very satisfied – this is the result of the newly published 2024 ranking by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE). In key categories such as the general study situation, support at the start of studies and library resources, Saarbrücken computer science is in the top group. In terms of the range of courses on offer, Saarland University’s computer science department even took second place among state universities in Germany.

The students’ evaluations of computer science in Saarbrücken particularly emphasize the organization of studies, the general study situation, the high quality of the courses offered, the digital teaching elements, the library resources and the equipment of the classrooms.
The proportion of doctorates per professorship is also higher than at other locations in Germany. Overall, computer science at Saarland University is in the top group in 12 of the 14 indicators covered by the student survey.

In the category “Support at the beginning of studies”, computer science performs particularly well. With 15 out of 16 achievable points, Saarland Informatics is well above the national average. According to the CHE report, the departments achieved a national average of around three quarters (72%) of all points in this category. Saarland is well above this with a rate of 90 percent.

“We are very happy about the top results in the CHE ranking. Thanks to a strong range of courses and comprehensive support for our students, we can guarantee a well-rounded computer science education. This is particularly important to us at the Saarland Informatics Campus. For this the Department of Computer Science works closely with the research institutes located on campus and also with the student representatives,” says Bioinformatics Professor Sven Rahmann, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University.

For the ranking of the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), which appears in the ZEIT Study Guide and on ZEIT Online, each subject is re-evaluated every three years. Structural data on research and teaching such as third-party funding income, graduation and doctorate rates of the respective subjects are combined with a student survey on teaching and support services.


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Questions can be directed at:
Erich Reindel
Geschäftsführer Fachrichtung Informatik
Tel: +49 681 302 58091


Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and approx. 2500 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Four world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,  and the Center for Bioinformatics along with  Saarland University and its three departments and 24 degree programs, together  cover the entire spectrum of computer science.

Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Saarland Informatics Campus
Phone: +49 681 302-70741