Open Day at Saarland University on 13 May

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During the Open Day on Saturday, 13 May 2023, from 10 am – 4 pm, Saarland University will showcase its range of courses and numerous research topics to the general public. The partners at the Saarland Informatics Campus will also present the wide range of computer science topics in information events. Besides introductory talks on the degree programs, there will be info-booths and participation events from various institutions, such as the Computer Science Student Advisory Service, the student councils, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Centre for Bioinformatics (CBI).

An overview of the SIC program items can be found on this page. The complete program of the Open Day can be found on the University’s website.


Study information
In building E1 3, the student advisory services for Mathematics and Computer Science will offer a joint information stand throughout the day. In addition, there will be multiple talks on the different computer science-related study programs. The exact times of these talks can be found in the programme overview using the filter “Studienberatung”. The student representatives of Computer Science and Language Science and Technology as well as the Mathematics Pre-Course will also have information stands here. In the Center for Bioinformatics (Building E 2 1), there will be lectures at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to introduce the degree program of the same name.


There will be various talks, info-booths and participation activities on many exciting and current research topics throughout the day. For example, you can learn more about computer science for the good of society (societal computing), the role of bioinformatics in stem cell or bone marrow donations, or about virtual reality. These activities will in part take place in the computer science building E1 3, but also at the DFKI (building D3 2) and in the Center for Bioinformatics (building E2 1).


Other (participation) activities
In building E1 3, the student laboratory of computer science “InfoLab Saar” will inform visitors about its work at an information stand. There will also be a lecture on the history of computer science at Saarland University, and the booth of the Uni E-Sport Saar. On the informatics square in front of building E1 3 there will be an all-day children’s programme for the youngest visitors, the amateur radio operators will present themselves at an information stand and a campus tour of the Saarland Informatics Campus will also start here.


Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
900 scientists (including 400 PhD students) and about 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, the Center for Bioinformatics as well as Saarland University with three departments and 24 degree programs cover the entire spectrum of computer science.