Welcome to the
Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science
The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science provides an optimal environment for pursuing doctoral studies in computer science at an internationally competitive level. As a student, you undergo research-oriented training and experience a stimulating and scientifically challenging atmosphere. Advised by internationally renowned scientists, you can participate in one of the many research groups and find your way into top-notch research.
We offer a genuine doctoral program in English which was established in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Saarland University runs the Graduate School in close cooperation with the internationally renowned research institutions:
- Max Planck Institute for Informatics
- Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
- Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI)
- CISPA – Helmholtz Center for Information Security
- Center for Bioinformatics
- Cluster of Excellence: Multimodal Computing and Interaction
They are all located right next to each other on our Saarbrücken informatics campus (SIC). This unique research environment gives our Ph.D. candidates the chance to collaborate with over 200 researchers at the postdoctoral or professorial level and some 350 doctoral students, covering virtually all areas of computer science.
The International Max Planck Research School for Trustworthy Computing (IMPRS-TRUST) runs their fellowship program in close collaboration with the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science which is responsible for all Ph.D. candidates in Computer Science at Saarland University. IMPRS doctoral researchers are members of the Graduate School. The same goes for the doctoral fellowship program in software systems offered by MPI-SWS for those candidates in Saarbrücken. The Graduate School at Saarland University is also one of the possible home institutions for fellows in the cs@max planck doctoral program. Each of these doctoral support programs administers their own admission procedures in close collaboration with the Graduate School.
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EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Awards
Again in 2016, one of our PhD graduates has been awarded one of three distinguished dissertation awards from the EATCS. Congratulations To Radu Curticapean!
Google PhD Fellowships 2016 announced
Sandy Heydrich, a member of the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science at Saarland University, has been awarded one of the year’s highly competitive Google PhD Fellowships for her research in the area of Market Algorithms that she is doing at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics. Congratulations to her and her supervisors!
Upcoming PhD thesis defenses
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