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Cheerful atmosphere at Saarbrücken computer science graduation ceremony

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.

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Excellence Strategy: Saarland University’s draft proposal on new approach to drug development clears first hurdle

At the beginning of February, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Science and Humanities Council (WR) announced the names of those draft research proposals that have been selected to submit a full proposal under the Clusters of Excellence funding line. Saarland University’s outline proposal ‘nextAID³ – Next Generation of Al-Empowered Drug Discovery and Development’ was one of the submissions that successfully made it through the first round of the competitive funding programme.

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Vera Demberg admitted to the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz

Vera Demberg, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Linguistics at Saarland University, has been admitted to the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. She is now a full member of the Class of Humanities and Social Sciences class, one of the academy’s three classes. In total, the Academy has admitted six new members in this round.

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MIT professor nominated by the MPI for Informatics receives Humboldt Research Award

As part of a €60,000 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Professor Wojciech Matusik, head of the Computational Design and Fabrication research group at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will begin a research collaboration with the Department of Computer Graphics at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel, Dr. Vahid Babaei)

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