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The Saarland Informatics Campus

Study, Research, and Careers in the Heart of Europe

The Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) is where all teaching and research activities related to computer science in Saarbrücken converge: Five internationally renowned research institutes and three networked faculties of Saarland University with three collaborative research centers combine their individual strengths and competencies to cover the entire spectrum of computer science in 16 research fields and to offer 21 joint courses of study.
Around 2,000 students, 800 scientists — including more than 300 doctoral candidates — from over 80 nations make the SIC a first-class location for computer science.

The success story and research excellence have been based on interdisciplinary cooperation and mutual support from the very beginning and are supported by numerous highly motivated minds at SIC. In 1969, the state government offers the Saarbrücken mathematics lecturer Günter Hotz the first regular chair for “Applied Mathematics and Computer Science” at Saarland University – a milestone in establishing computer science research in Germany.

Press Releases and News – The Latest Bits and Bytes

Saarbrücker Forschungstage Informatik on 23rd and 24th of June are held virtually

During the Saarbrücken Research Days on Computer Science, young computer science talents from all over Germany have the opportunity to take a first look at computer science studies and to get to the bottom of current research questions together with students and scientists from Saarland University and the computer science institutes located at the university. […]

Studierende der Universität des Saarlandes sitzen an einem Tisch

Virtual Open Day at Saarland University on June 27th

At the virtual open day, Saarland University presents its range of academic programmes and numerous research topics. This year, however, the event will take place online instead of on the university campus – courses will be presented in video presentations and prospective students can talk with professors via live-chat and ask everything they want to […]

Saarbrücken Computer Scientist Christian Theobalt wins prestigious Award

Professor Christian Theobalt, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken, is this year’s winner of the Outstanding Technical Contribution Award, the European Association for Computer Graphics’ highest distinction for scientific findings. At the annual Eurographics conference, the prize is awarded for groundbreaking achievements in the field of computer graphics. Theobalt, […]

Research Institutes

Several world-renowned computer science institutes are located on the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University – often only a few steps apart from one another. The researchers working here make Saarbrücken a unique European site for computer science.

Dr. Kristina Scherbaum
General Manager of the Cluster of Excellence MMCI and the Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
+49 (0)681 302-70150
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7, R.123
66123 Saarbrücken
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The Saarland Informatics Campus by the numbers

5 informatics institutes and 3 collaborating departments on campus

20 ERC Grants

7 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners

Around 2,000 students from 81 countries

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21 informatics study programs

Over 180 alumni have become professors since 2007

70 research groups, 300 doctoral candidates

Over 80 spin-offs since 2010

1,000 employees, of whom 800 are IT researchers

  • 6 informatics institutes and 3 collaborating departments on campus
  • Around 1,900 students from 81 countries
  • 70 research groups, 300 doctoral candidates
  • 19 ERC Grants
  • 18 informatics study programs
  • 70 spin-offs since 2006
  • 7 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners
  • Over 180 alumni have become professors since 2007
  • 1,000 employees, of whom 800 are IT researchers

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Ranking:
Country Check Informatics

The “Ländercheck Informatik”, published in May 2018 by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany), sheds light on the differences in computer science education at universities between the federal states. Saarland is described as a winner in the study, as it achieves top results in almost all categories.

CHE University Ranking 2018
DFG Funding Ranking 2018
Outstanding IT Science Location
Evaluation of Computer Science

Research Highlights

Scientists at the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) carry out top-level research. Their projects are presented at renowned international conferences, as well as at trade fairs such as the international computer expo CeBIT in Hannover.

Press Review – Who's reporting what about the Saarland Informatics Campus?

The Saarland Informatics Campus is well known far beyond its location in Saarbrücken. Here you will find a selection of national and international media coverage.

2020

DFKI kooperiert mit KI-Institut INRIA

Saarländischer Rundfunk: Aktueller Bericht

Das DFKI und das französische Institut KI-INRIA verabreden eine weitreichende Zusammenarbeit auf wissenschaftlicher Ebene.

Das kleine Dazwischen

sueddeutsche.de

Dem Helmholtz-Zentrum für Informationssicherheit (Cispa) in Saarbrücken sieht man an, dass es neu gebaut wurde.

Sturm über der Saar

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Aktuelle Versuche, rund um das Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz einen Hightech-Standort aufzubauen, leiden unter der schwachen Zugkraft des Landes.

2019

Was IT-Nerds von Philosophen lernen können

Deutschlandfunk, Campus & Karriere

Die Vorlesung „Ethik für Nerds“ an der Universität des Saarlandes soll das Bewusstsein dafür stärken.

Mehr Juniorprofessuren für die Saar-Universität

saarbruecker-zeitung.de

Mit den Juniorprofessuren sollen gezielt Schwerpunkte der Saar-Uni gestützt werden, darunter Informatik, NanoBioMed sowie Entwicklungen in der Lehre, etwa im Fach Psychologie.

Quantencomputer für Deutschland

Handelsblatt

Neben Google sind die Universität des Saarlandes und das Forschungszentrum Jülich beteiligt.

Saarbrücker Informatiker testen neue Fitness-App

Saarbrücker Zeitung Saarbrücken (Hauptausgabe)

Das Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz in Saarbrücken sucht Testpersonen für eine Gesundheits-App, die Daten zu Fitness, Ernährung, Gesundheit und Hobbys auswertet.

KI-Experte zu SUV-Unfall: So hätte autonomes Fahren Menschenleben retten können

t3n.de (t3n digital pioneers)

Christian Müller, ein Experte für autonomes Fahren am DFKI, erklärt, was ein autonomes Auto können müsste, um ähnliche Unfälle wie in Berlin zu verhindern. … Wir haben Christian Müller, den Experten des Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz gefragt, wann KI einen ähnlichen Unfall verhindern könnte.

Risiko im Geisterhaus

zeit.de

Der Saarbrücker Informatiker Christoph Sorge konnte etwa die Signale einzelner Türsensoren im Rauschen der Daten identifizieren.

Saar-Uni stellt am Freitag ihren neuen IT-Studiengang vor

Saarbrücker Zeitung

Die Saar-Universität hat nun den den neuen Studiengang „Data Science and Artificial Intelligence“ eingerichtet.

Raus aus dem Tal der Tränen

DUZ - Magazin für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft

Zweimal hatte die Universität des Saarlandes Erfolg im Exzellenzwettbewerb. In der dritten Runde schied sie überraschend aus. Nach dem Schock rappelte sie sich wieder auf. Inzwischen gibt es einen Plan B für die Zukunft.

Künstliche Intelligenz und die Gefahr für den Menschen

Saarländischer Rundfunk, SR2, Radio

Im Anschluss steht Prof. Antonio Krüger vom Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) Rede und Antwort über Cyborgs, Replikanten und intelligente Maschinen.

Gewittervorhersage: “Dreidimensionale Daten aus zweidimensionalen Bildern”

bild der wissenschaft

Zusammen mit dem Deutschen Wetterdienst arbeiten Informatikprofessor Jens Dittrich und sein Doktorand Christian Schön von der Universität des Saarlandes daran, Gewitter präzise vorherzusagen.

2018

Software erkennt Persönlichkeit


SR1 - Radio


Das Saarland ist Vorreiter in Sachen Informatik und künstliche Intelligenz

Neue Schwachstellen in Intel-Prozessoren entdeckt

Saarbrücker Zeitung


Informatiker des neuen Saarbrücker IT-Sicherheitszentrums Cispa berichten über eine neue Schwachstelle in Intel- Prozessoren, über die Hacker Daten stehlen können.

PC-Experten entdecken Sicherheitsleck

BILD Saarland

Informatik-Experten des CISPA Helmholtz-Zentrums haben bei Prozessoren der Marke „Intel“ eine neue Sicherheitslücke entdeckt.

Neues Computersystem erkennt Persönlichkeit eines Menschen anhand seiner Augenbewegungen
Focus Online

Saarbrücker Software erkennt Menschen am Augenaufschlag

Saarbrücker Zeitung

Die Zukunftsallee der Saar-Universität

Saarbrücker Zeitung


Der Stuhlsatzenhausweg, an dem schon das Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, die Uni-Informatik, die beiden Informatik-Institute der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft und das Institut für Neue Materialien zu Hause sind, entwickelt sich damit zur Innovationsachse.

Professor Wahlster in neuer Ethikkommission
Saarbrücker Zeitung

Marketing and public relations

Our press releases in German and English will inform you about research results of the Saarland Informatics Campus. We are guided by the guidelines for institutional science communication, which were developed by the German Association for University Communication and Science in Dialogue, among others. Outstanding researchers with media experience can be found in our list of experts, while articles from other media about the Saarland Informatics Campus can be found in our press review.

We publish information about our highly competitive location both in our fact sheet and target group-specific on our social media channels, our website, in selected print media and ranking reports as well as within our events for pupils, teachers, students and researchers through presentations and print materials. We support employees and students at SIC with conference and office materials.

If you have further questions or are looking for an interview partner, please contact us, because we are happy to help.

Sahra Grolier
Marketing and communication
+49 (0)681 302-70740
Saarland Informatics Campus E17, R.102
66123 Saarbrücken
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Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Public Relations
+49 (0)681 302-70741
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7, R.120
66123 Saarbrücken
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Entrepreneurial Campus

To transform research results into products and licenses, all of the Saarland Informatics Campus institutes work closely with the state and federal entrepreneurial institutions. The Competence Center also makes businesses aware of opportunities for collaboration with scientists. The on-site IT Incubator (ITI) helps scientists to protect their ideas through patent applications, as well as make them usable for business and industry; it also encourages the founding of start-up companies to create new IT firms that provide numerous jobs in the region. This wide spectrum makes the campus highly attractive for top international companies.

Jens Krück
Head of the Business Cooperation Center
+49 (0)681 302-3548
Campus A1 1
66123 Saarbrücken
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Job Opportunities

From internships to professorships, job opportunities at the Saarland Informatics Campus are wide-ranging. Whether during your studies, or as the next step in your career, the SIC as an employer offers excellent prospects to gain your footing on our campus.

Selected Highlights:

Academic research assistant (m/f/x)

You have successfully completed your doctorate or PhD in computer science with a focus on planning/scheduling, search algorithms, constraint reasoning, decision and game theory, reinforcement learning or in mathematics with a focus on mathematical optimization or decision and game theory. (…) more

Research assistant (m/f/x)

We are offering several Business Developer positions in our group for an upcoming spin-off project: ChainifyDB. Our goal is to transform the research prototype into a market-ready commercial product by the end of 2020. (…) more

Academic research assistant (m/f/x)

Become a member of our group at the newly founded Chair of Systems Modeling and Simulation!We are part of the Systems Engineering Department working on the modeling, simulation, and optimization of dynamical systems. (…) more

Contacts, Directories, Research Groups

Around 800 researchers make the Saarland Informatics Campus a unique location for computer science. They do research as PhD students, independent research group leaders, professors, and emeritus professors in more than 70 research groups.

Erich Reindel
Managing Director, Department of Computer Science
+49 (0)681 302-58091
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 3, R.211
66123 Saarbrücken
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Directions: How to find us

Address & Contact:

Competence Center Computer Science Saarland
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 7
66123 Saarbrücken
+49 (0) 681 – 302 70150

Arriving by plane

If you take a flight to the Saarbrücken airport, you can then arrive at the university by taxi within 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can fly to Frankfurt Airport, and take the train and public transit from there to the university.

Arriving by car

The shortest way to the university via Google Maps.

Arriving by train

Saarbrücken is on the Deutsche Bahn high-speed network. Tickets can be booked online or using the app.

Public transit

You can reach the university comfortably by bus. The stop is “Universität Mensa”. You can find the schedules here.

Navigation on campus

Computer science is represented in various buildings on campus. Use the interactive map to find the right one.

Nachwuchsgewinnung, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Technologietransfer am Saarland Informatics Campus werden unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert durch

Logo Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung
Weitere Infos

Das Projekt Tandem an der Universität des Saarlandes verfolgt das Ziel, die für eine wirtschaftliche oder industrielle Verwertung interessanten Forschungsergebnisse der saarländischen Informatik und der Max-Planck Institute durch einen Inkubationsprozess soweit weiterzuentwickeln, dass entweder Investoren die Produkte kaufen oder lizenzieren, oder neue Unternehmen im Saarland gegründet werden. Begleitende Aktivitäten im Projekt umfassen nationale und internationale Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Maßnahmen zur Förderung des Technologietransfers im Allgemeinen sowie Formate zur Nachwuchsakquise im Bereich der Informatik. Das Projekt Tandem trägt dazu bei, die saarländische Informatik und den Wirtschaftsstandort Saarland zu stärken.