Institute of Computer Science

Programme Specialisations in Applied Computer Science M.Sc.

Programme Specialisations in Applied Informatics M.Sc.


The specialisation Bioinformatics includes applied biology (especially genetics and molecular biology) and the bioinformatics area of applied computer science. It is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Biology and Psychology.

Dr. Peter Meinicke
Goldschmidtstraße 1, (Room 211)
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 14925
Fax. +49 551 39 14929

Business Information Systems

The specialisation Business Information Systems is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Economic Sciences. For questions about the course offerings in this specialization, please contact the programme specialisation representative. Notice: In the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Applied Computer Science with a specialization on Business Informatics, more emphasis is placed on computer science than business. There is an independent programme in the Institute of Business Informatics for students who would like a greater emphasis on business.

Henrik Wesseloh, M.Sc. in Business Informatics
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-7331

Computational Neuroscience


Timo Lüddecke
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 10765
Fax. +49 551 39 7720

Data Science

The specialisation Data Science focuses on data related aspects of research, including but not limited to the storage, processing, and analysis of data. The study on this subject comprises the data science aspects like parallel processing, machine learning, and statistics, as well as getting to know an application area, e.g., bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, or digital humanities. In these specialisations, the focus is purely on the data and how to use it in a domain. Domain knowledge that is not directly related to the data analysis is out of scope.

Dr. Steffen Herbold
Goldschmidtstr. 7
37077 Göttingen

Tel.:+49 551 39 172037
Fax: +49 551 39 14415

Digital Humanities

The specialisation 'Digital Humanities' focuses on the application of computer-based approaches and methods to digital resources in the humanities and social sciences. Currently, this area focuses on the subjects of archaeology and linguistics. The 2-Subject-Bachelor 'Computer Science plus Humanity/Social Science' is recommended as foundation for this specialisation area.

Papendiek 16
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49-551-39 7526

Ecological informatics

The specialisation Ecological Informatics focuses on computer-science applications and special techniques in the field of ecological systems research. It is closely related to the Bioinformatics and Geoinformatics specialisations. The specialisation is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. Special courses in field of applied computer science are offered primarily in the Department of Forest Biometrics and Computer Science.

Prof. Dr. Winfried Kurth
Büsgenweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 9715
Fax. +49 551 39 33465


The specialisation Geoinformatics includes the fields of applied geosciences/geography of the Geographical Institute and the field of geoinformatics in applied computer science. It is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Geoscience and Geography.

Dr. Robert Weber
Goldschmidtstr. 5
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 19553

Law and Computer Science

The specialisation Law and Computer Science includes the fields of applied legal studies and law and computer science, where legal aspects of computer science are handled. It is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Law.

Dr. Roman Heidinger
Tel.: +49 551 39 7445

Medical Informatics

The specialisation Medical Informatics includes the fields of Applied medicine and Healthcare and the Medical Informatics area of Applied Computer Science. It is offered in collaboration with the Medical center. More information can be found on the website for the Department of Medical Informatics of the University Medical center.

Christoph Jensen
Von-Siebold-Str. 3
37075 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 61534
Fax +49 551 39 61532

Scientific Computing

The specialisation Scientific Computing is composed of the fields of applied mathematics and physics as well as the scientific computing field of applied computer science. It is offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in collaboration with the Faculty of Physics.

Prof. Dr. Gert Lube
Lotzestraße 16-18
37083 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 551 39 4503
Fax. +49 551 39 3944