Strong in research - young - international

Discover the University of Konstanz and study, research or teach at the Department of Computer Science and Information Science.

One of the leading young German universities with an international top position.
(THE 100 Under 50)

An excellent university

The University of Konstanz was successful both in the first and in the second round of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments and is one of eleven universities of excellence in Germany. Over the next years, it stands to receive additional funding through the Qualitätspakt Lehre (quality pact on teaching) programme for the purpose of further expanding its top-level research and teaching.

The high quality of the university’s teaching and research is reflected by its performance in a number of international rankings: In 2016, The Times Higher Education (THE 100 Under 50) named the University of Konstanz one of the best “leading young German universities with an international top position”, placing it first in Germany and seventh worldwide.

The University of Konstanz is a campus university and, as such, characterised by interdisciplinary collaboration, short distances as well as centralised student services and infrastructure.

  • Innenhof und Ausblick auf die Mainau
    Innenhof und Ausblick auf die Mainau
  • Studenten arbeiten in der Bibliothek
    Studenten arbeiten in der Bibliothek
  • Studierende am Campusbrunnen
    Studierende am Campusbrunnen
  • Foyer der Bibliothek
    Foyer der Bibliothek

A joint research focus

Our professors, junior professors and lecturers share a joint research focus on methods and systems used to visualise, analyse, explore and process large information spaces, an approach that is unique in Germany and internationally highly regarded.

Research at our department

Courses offered by the department

Courses taught in English

There are no compulsory courses or a fixed course structure in the advanced stages of our bachelor's programmes (fifth semester upwards) or in the master's programmes. Instead, you will compile your own study plan from the advanced courses offered by the department to fit your individual area of specialisation. All advanced courses are taught in English. Please note that you will need to demonstrate good English skills (at least level B2) to complete these courses successfully.

Courses offered exclusively in German

Please note: Any compulsory courses you are required to take during the early stages of your bachelor’s programme in Computer Science and in Information Engineering* (1st-4th semester) are only offered in German! You will need adequate German language skills (at least level B2).

*expires soon

A dynamic place to study, live and work

With a population of about 80,000, Konstanz is the largest city in the Lake Constance region. Besides the lake and the stunning view of the Alps, it offers a number of excellent leisure opportunities such as skiing in Switzerland, hiking in Austria, cycling in the Black Forest, relaxing in the Hörnle public baths or while walking the city’s old town. You’ll see - Konstanz has more to offer than you might expect.