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Lecture “Ethics for Nerds” at Saarland University wins “Hochschulperle” 2019

The lecture “Ethics for Nerds” had already been awarded University Pearl of the Month by the Stifterverband für Deutsche Wissenschaft in January 2019, and therefore was also eligible to be voted University Pearl of the Year in the election that ended today. First place was awarded both to the lecture at Saarland University and to “Game of TUK”, a project at Kaiserslautern University of Technology. They each receive prize money of 2000 Euros and the title “University Pearl 2019”.

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Computer science students win $20,000 US at international IT security competition

Florian Bauckholt, Nico Gründel and Simon Schwarz from Saarland University, together with Benno Fünfstück from Dresden University and Thomas Lambertz from RWTH Aachen University, took third place in the international IT security tournament “Real World CTF – HACK THE REAL” in the Chinese capital Beijing, winning a prize of 20,000 US dollars.

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Nominated as Pearl of the Year

Ethics and computer science? They belong together! Not only Prof. Holger Hermanns and Kevin Baum see it that way, but also the Stifterverband. The event ‘Ethics for Nerds’ was therefore awarded the Pearl in January 2019. Now there is a chance to win the Pearl of the Year. We need support for this. On 22 and 23 January there will be an SMS voting where your vote counts.

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