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The Institute for Informatics is a scientific department within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Institute of Computer Science

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Since 1 April 2011 Computer Science has its own department within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The institute was founded in 1969 as Institute for Applied Mathematics and Informatics. The two institutes split in 1975, which makes Bonn University's Institute for Informatics one of the first of its kind in Germany. Today, more than 2100 students are majoring in Computer Science, making it the largest course of study in the faculty. More than 25 professors in six sections teach and research, supported by 100+ scientific staff and 25+ technical and administrative staff.

Two further scientific institutions of Bonn University are closely connected to the Institute for Informatics:

Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) was founded in 2002 as a joint initiative of Bonn University, RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer institutes in Birlinghoven, which further strengthened Bonn as a Computer Science stronghold.

Bonn Informatics Society (BIG) was founded in 2001 to further support Computer Science in Bonn.


The Institute for Informatics offers a bachelor degree program in Computer Science, an english-taught master degree program in Computer Science, and takes part in the master degree programs Life Science Informatics and Media Informatics at B-IT. 


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