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Cebit 2018: Saarbrücken Start-up Combines Tinkering and Programming for Elementary School Kids

More than 725,000 German children started school in the past year. It is already obvious that they will need computer science skills to prevail in the professional world and in everyday life later on. Experts are therefore calling for children to be introduced to algorithms and programming languages early on. The available tools are usually rather expensive, however, and do not necessarily satisfy the children’s play instincts. The start-up Fold-IO uses a combination of inexpensive craft paper [...]

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Cebit 2018: Legal Informatics Experts From Saarbrücken Develop Secure Data Spaces for Lawyers and SMEs

The exchange of information between lawyers and clients is protected by law. Whenever unencrypted e-mails are sent, however, this protection is undermined. And even with encryption in place, it is still possible to draw conclusions about who is communicating with whom, which should also be confidential, of course. Christoph Sorge, juris Endowed Professor for Legal Informatics at the Saarland University, has been examining the matter. His team recently developed a web-based software system that protects [...]

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CHE Ranking: Saarland University computer science is among the Top Four

According to the latest ranking by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), Saarland University computer science is among the four best computer science departments in all of Germany. In the computer science field, Saarland University shares first place with the computer science departments at RWTH Aachen, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Technical University of Munich. The Saarbrücken students gave top marks in particular to the overall study conditions and especially the [...]

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Global market leader goes for CISPA

The California-based Symantec Corporation settles in Saarland and establishes a research lab in Saarbrücken. This was announced last evening by the CISPA – Helmholtz Center via press release. The industrial location is the result of the talks led by Professor Michael Backes, the founding director of the CISPA Helmholtz Center. CISPA is thus keeping its first promise of being the engine for structural change in the Saarland. Symantec is the world’s leading cybersecurity company, with [...]

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Scientists of a Saarbrücken Max Planck Institute honored by the International World Wide Web Conference for a longtime-pioneering paper

Three, then Saarbrücken-based, scientists were awarded for a publication issued 11 years ago. The committee acknowledged with the SEOUL Test of Time Award the long-lasting and sustainable influence of the ontology “YAGO”. Since a decade, this semantic and formal representing data base extracts and links text-based entries from Wikipedia and other internet sources.

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