Computer Science in Kaiserslautern

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.


The Department of Computer Science and the institutes in Kaiserslautern carry out basic and application research in many modern subject areas of computer science. The main focus is the engineering-based construction of informatics systems. [mehr ...]


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. The TU Kaiserslautern (represented by the Department of Computer Science and three other departments) was among 6 German universities to win a competition for excellent teaching in Germany. [mehr ...]


In the past few decades the city of Kaiserslautern has become a lively university city with varied and attractive leisure activities.

In addition there are several cultural and leisure activities available on campus as well as a wide variety of student societies with something on offer for everybody.

The computer science environment of research, teaching and the IT industry in Kaiserslautern is unparalleled and offers our students, graduates and researchers remarkable opportunities.

In addition to the research institutes (DFKI, FHG-IESE und MPI-SWS) many successful companies have emerged in the area in the last few years, leading to the establishment of computer science as a significant economic factor in the region. As a result the location is attracting more and more international companies. One example of this is the recent establishment of the European research centre John-Deere which has a close bond with the Department of Computer Science. The same applies for several other medium-sized businesses and large concerns, e.g. 1&1, Accenture, Cisco, Google, Mobotix, SAP and the vwd group just to name but a few.

In this environment the offer for our students and graduates includes student work in research institutes, trips to companies or summer schools where company representatives present and work on practical topics hands-on.

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