Besides research, teaching is the most important task of the Department of Computer Science, i.e. conveying knowledge the students require for their future professional lives. This comprises the basics just as much as the latest findings in research. The large range in the faculty is also evident in the number of study programs offered here. At present there are five Bachelor’s and four Master’s degree programs. Added to this is a strong commitment in teaching for a teaching degree program as well as further Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in cooperation with other institutions.
The Department of Computer Science is part of Faculty 5: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Stuttgart. Since it was founded in 1970 Stuttgart Computer Science has developed continuously to become an internationally recognised institution that is strong in research, covering large areas of modern computer science. This diverse topic and research spectrum is due to the large number of institutes in which professors and numerous other scientists research and teach.
Computer science covers a broad spectrum of research fields and supports the technological advancement and innovations through an intense exchange with society, industry and businesses. The research focus of computer science plays a central role in contributing towards the success of the University of Stuttgart as a research university. The total of nine computer science institutes are characterised by great research intensity and an excellent success rate in the acquisition of funds on an EU, Federal and State level.