Cheerful atmosphere at Saarbrücken computer science graduation ceremony

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Saarbrücken Informatics once again hosted a graduation ceremony in 2024. Photo: SIC

Obtaining a degree is a defining moment in life. To celebrate this special occasion, the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University once again held a graduation ceremony. Around 100 Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral graduates took part in the ceremony in the Günter Hotz lecture hall on the Saarbrücken university campus. A highlight of the event was the presentation of the Günter Hotz Medals and the Bachelor prizes for particularly excellent degrees.

The Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Professor Jürgen Steimle, warmly congratulated all graduates and said: “With your graduation you have reached a milestone in your professional career. We wish you all the best for the future and hope that you will remain connected with Saarland University.”

A highlight of the graduation ceremony was the presentation of the Bachelor’s prizes and the Günter-Hotz medals. These are awarded to Bachelor’s and Master’s students who have distinguished themselves with particularly good final grades. The prize winners are selected by the professors of the Department of Computer Science.

Of the 100 Bachelor’s graduates invited, six received an award: Jonathan Bauman, Tim Nico Bauerschmid, Iona Kuhn, Janine Susanne Lohse, Gideon Mohr and Lisa-Marie Rollie. Of the 158 Master’s graduates, seven had an outstanding degree and were awarded the Günter Hotz Medal: Nico Buchholz, Luis Sebastian Herres, Johannes Hostert, Leonard Neimann, Johanna Schmitz, Bjarne Schuster and Simon Schwarz. The prizes were once again donated by the alumni association “Freunde der Saarbrücker Informatik e.V.”. In addition, 39 doctoral candidates were also invited, six of whom received their certificates in person.

This year’s keynote speech was given by Professor Benjamin Kaminski, who has held a professorship in computer science at Saarland University since 2021. In his lecture, he spoke about the development of the field of quantitative verification in the past and today.

At the end of the official part of the event, the graduates and their guests rounded off the event with a reception in the foyer of the Günter Hotz Lecture Hall.


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.