What do other students say?

Mathematics and Computer Science belong together ...

Tim Grebien says. "Industrial sectors like railways and aviation are using networks on a national and international basis." Computer Scientists make the software, that supports companies in their planning and regulations and that offers information for passengers. Before actually developing the software, complex circumstances and data need to be described in a non-ambiguous and international way. The language best suited for this task is mathematics. "I've learned the basics of mathematics in the maths-lectures and exercises and keep being astonished at its importance for computer science."

I want to look behind the scenes ...

Rita Marnau says. "The internet is fascinating. I want to look behind the scenes and understand the phenomenon, that has become a daily, unquestioned part of our lives. Only a few years ago, Google, Wikipedia and Ebay did not exist. Now, I'm using these pages very frequently. After having heard the lecture Internet Communications, I gained insight what all has to be done so that I for example can order a book via amazon! The internet is changing the world. And I want to know in which way this development will continue. Most importantly, I do not just want to go with the flow, but be in the middle of it and achieve something."

Computer Science is exciting every day ...

"" ... because the problems are different each day", says Jingjing Lang. "Complex questions are fascinating. Working on a way that will eventually solve them is a challenge from which I learn something new every day. The industry  these days would be a lame duck without computer science. In many situations, robots have taken over tasks from us humans. Thanks to computer science, automats can today execute many work processes much faster and more precisely. Simplifying the controls of machines by developing good user interfaces is challenging. If my programs manage to elicit movements and sounds and make something work, that is most definitely exciting."

I'm especially interested in network security.

Jost Bissel has a side job at the Department of Computer Science and corrects exercises of other students. Sometimes he thinks to himself: "Dear God, did I once make such mistakes too? Can't remember or imagine that i did and yet it was so. Good that i persisted and made it. The career chances haven't been this good in a long time - especially for a person interested in network security like me there are a lot of open doors.