Institute of Computer Science

Institute of Computer Science

Important information concerning the Coronavirus!

The University of Göttingen has started teaching and examination activities in the summer semester on Monday, 20 April 2020, initially mainly in digital form - i.e. without attendance. For detailed information concerning the individual courses, please have a look in Stud.IP. The staff of the Institute of Computer Science will continue to work in home office. You can contact them via e-mail.

Also, the Office of the Dean of Studies of Computer Science including the study advisory service will remain closed until further notice. You can reach the study consultants by e-mail: Further information and telephone consultation hours are announced on their blog.

Please also note the university's information pages for staff and for students on the current situation. The websites are updated regularly.

(Last updated: 27.04.2020)

Welcome to the Institute of Computer Science

The Institute of Computer Science (IFI) in Göttingen was founded in November of 2002. It is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The institute is responsible for research and instruction in core computer science. It thereby contributes greatly to the Bachelor and Master programmes in Computer Science and Data Science, especially in the study of core computer science (practical, theoretical, and technical computer science). Research and instruction at the IFI focus on theoretical, applied, and practical computer sciences. Communications systems are emphasized in particular: At the IFI, professors from various disciplines work together on this common research theme. Emphasis is placed on different areas of research in this field, such as software techniques for communication systems, internet technology, databases, and also theoretical computer science. Research concerning the economic aspects of communication systems is also being carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Business Informatics. Additional interfaculty research projects exist with the departments for bioinformatics in both the Medical Center and the Faculty of Biology and Psychology as well as with other applied informatics departments.