In Germany, computer sciences are one of the most desired fields of studies among students, native and international. First and foremost, regarding the international students who choose Germany as their final destination, this country hosts a terrific employment market on the field of computer sciences in constant pursuit of educated professionals. According to Zeit Onlines criteria for choosing the best German Universities for the year 2013/2014 in this specific domain, including an international friendly approach, up-to-date infrastructure and practical relevance of the courses in the future there are several Universities in different parts of the country that provide excellent conditions matching the circumstances. As computer sciences in this century are broadening their horizons aiming innovation and creative thinking, Universities allegedly shall prepare their students for problem solving and integrating different subfields into a composition. However, as Zeit Online reveals, Universities in Germany seem to lack these certain criteria based on the research conducted by Zeit Online with the students and professors of German Universities. Based on the following criteria, more or less, I came up with a list of top six German Universities to study computer sciences.
IT infrastructure – Students assessed the hard and software equipment, maintenance and care and the access times as well as the availability of computer workstations that they can use in their studies.
Teaching of Problem Solving Skills
Integration of Subfields
International Orientation – International orientation of the course(s), composition of different facts: obligatory stays abroad/joint degree program; percentage of international students; internationality of the scientific staff; percentage of classes given in foreign language. A certain number of points can be gathered from the four areas, with a maximum of 14 points (10 for German language and literature). The top-group is reached with 6 points (4 for German language and literature), the middle group with at least 2 points. With less than 2 points a course assigned to the bottom group. On the faculty/department-level, the result of the best course of the faculty/department is displayed.
Carrier orientation and practical relevance of course – Graduates rated the career orientation and practical relevance of the course on a scale of 1 (very good) to 6 (very bad).
The aforementioned criteria are based on the students, professor and alumni judgments as well as facts. For all the students interested in continuing their studies in the Computer Science field in the federal state of Germany here is the list of the six best Universities to study Computer Sciences.
Jacobs University Bremen
The Computer Science (CS) program at Jacobs University provides a first class education which focuses on the understanding of these principles and how they are applied in practice. Computer Science is a challenging and fascinating discipline with ample job opportunities. Almost all modern goods either directly incorporate computer systems or information technologies drive the manufacturing process. While computer technologies come and go at a fast pace, there are a number of fundamental principles underlying those technologies.
The Hasso Plattner Institute opened its doors to students in the winter term of 1999/2000. It is the only university institute in Germany that offers an undergraduate (bachelor) and a graduate (master) course of study in IT-Systems Engineering. Students acquire the knowledge to conceptualize, develop and implement large, highly complex and cross-linked IT systems. The bachelor and master degree courses are designed for highly talented young people who are looking for an innovative, practice- and engineering-oriented computer science studies at a university level.
The institute’s special characteristics are its engineering orientation, the teaching of soft skills and the early intensive integration of industrial projects into the studies.
The University of Ulm is chronologically the ninth in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Faculty of engineering and computer sciences has broadened its subjects as well: in addition to the departments of engineering and computer science, the psychology department joined us in 2009.
The combination of these three subjects may appear unusual at first glance, but it is exactly what gives the Faculty its strong and unique character. Innovative technology demands modern software and hardware solutions, which includes taking into account the person who will be handling the technology. It goes the other way as well: human patterns of thought and behavior can inspire ideas for innovative technological mechanisms and algorithms. Current successful projects demonstrate how new fields of research arise when these three subjects come together.
The RWTH Aachen found in 1880, has a long lasting tradition of excellent education comprised of nine faculties among which, the Faculty of Engineering. The coverage of the RWTH Aachen engineering studies corresponds with the idea of expanding the electrical engineering potential. Students receive intensive basic studies – the mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering education cannot be beat within Germany. Students begin their studies focusing on focus on mathematics, computer science, and the elementary stage of electrical engineering. The Basics continue for three to four semesters. The curriculum is quite mathematically challenging to ease up their way towards the essentials of technical principles and structural concepts.
Idyllically situated on the banks of the River Inn, on a green campus, on the fringes of the Passau Old Town, lies the newest university in Bavaria. Since being founded in 1978 it has developed into one of the best academic addresses in Germany as regularly confirmed in the rankings: in Computer Science, Economics, Law, and International Cultural and Business Studies, Passau is one of the top German universities. Computer Science is a special tip: excellent academic staff provide intensive supervision of the highest academic standard. Innovative teaching concepts as, for example in the teacher training courses and in theology complete the picture. All five faculties are superbly equipped, intercultural orientation, and performance and practice related. Their special strength lies in the interdisciplinary interlinking of research and studies.
Kaiserslautern is one of the largest IT locations in Germany with the Department of Computer Science forming its core. Since the department was founded in 1974 three renowned research institutes have evolved from its successful international work. With 24 professors the department covers all areas of computer science and can embrace the importance of computer science as a key skill for virtually all sciences at the TU. The department can also take on the central role of computer science research and development in Kaiserslautern in the future. As far as teaching is concerned, the department attaches particular value to excellent mentoring, a good partnership with the students and high quality lectures and seminars.