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Subject Information

Computer Sciences



Michael Hoffert

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

The University and State Library has extensive holdings of print titles reflecting the historical development of the subject since the foundation of the institute. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching and research (see below). Most of the newer media are made available electronically.

Finding and Using

Printed works relating to the Subject of Computer Science are primarily located in the Branch Library Heide-Süd (Ha 4). Older holdings are shelved in stacks and therefore only accessible for use in the reading room. The holdings as well as their locations can be researched via the ULB catalogues.


Current literature is largely obtained electronically (e-books, e-journals, databases) and thus is accessible within the university wifi or via VPN. Here, too, the ULB catalogues provide an entry point for research and access.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


For researching subject-specific literature you can use various databases, which can be found by researching the Database Information System (DBIS) of the ULB.

Information regarding Open Science

Open Access in Computer Sciences

Subject-Specific Services

NFDI4DataScience – NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
NFDIxCS – National Research Data Infrastructure for and with Computer Science
MaRDI – Mathematical Research Data Initiative
NFDI4Biodiversity – Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Data

Please remember to activate the VPN connection when researching outside of reach of the university wifi.

History and Profiling of the Subject

The Institute of Computer Sciences at the MLU was founded in 1991. Furthermore, it was one of the first institutes in the entirety of Germany to offer the interdisciplinary course Bioinformatics. Additionally, since 2021, a separate Chair of eHumanities was established thus establishing a link to the humanities.


The Institute of Computer Sciences is currently represented by 9 professorships and includes the following areas: Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Bioinformatics, Databases and Information Systems, Data Structures and Efficient Algorithms, Didactics of Computer Sciences, eHumanities, Software Engineering and Programming Languages, and Computer Engineering.


The Institute of Computer Sciences offers degree programmes in Computer Sciences and Bioinformatics as undergraduate and graduate programmes. Furthermore, the Institute also offers a teaching degree programme for grammar schools as well as an extension subject. There are overlaps as well as cooperations with several other institutions themselves being part of the MLU. Particularly noteworthy is the cooperation with the Institute of Biology.