Computer science (research) you can touch

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics ( and The Max Planck Institute for Software Systems ( conduct basic research in many areas of computer science. But what exactly is computer science? Do you always need a computer for it? And what is a day in the life of a computer scientist like? This is exactly what we demonstrated to the girls with examples that they could touch and try out.

We looked into different problems, for example:
- How does a computer recognize hand movements?
- How does the navigation know how to get from A to B, and what does that have to do with a backpack?
- How can a computer keep a pendulum upright?
- How does a 3D printer work, and what does that have to do with research?
Participants got the chance to talk to our students, doctoral candidates, and scientists about what it is like to work in research.




Career choices at SAP

Wednesday 6 June, SAP and UdS are organising a "Women@SAP" event about career choices at SAP.
The event is meant to be interactive with questions, discussions and networking.

Please note that the event is going to be mainly in German.


3rd Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science

Invitation to 3rd Networking-Meet-Up for Women in Computer Science at Saarland University

Event took place on Wednesday, 4th of July 2018, from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. in building E1 5 (MPI-SWS, R. 0.29)
If you are a bachelor student, doing a masters or a PhD,  if you are a Postdoc or a researcher in any computer-science-related field - just come along! We will have three or four short presentations and interviews and then there will be room for informal talks and exchange with other female computer scientists.

Kurswechsel Konferenz 2018

You are Phd Candidate/Postdoc and therefore highly qualified for a leading position in your area of expertise.

Are you familiar with all attainable career paths? Do you need contacts? Do you think there are too many obstacles in your way?
Although companies are opening up to a more diverse pool of applicants they haven’t recognized your full potential yet.
The KURSWECHSEL conference presents alternative career paths, builds bridges and offers networking possibilities.

The main conference language will be German, but some formats will be held in English.

October 19th, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm,  Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Further Information:


Symposium for Women in IT and related subjects

November 7, 2018

Please find here a follow-up report (only available in German).

Is starting a business really an option? What would be necessary to do so?

Starting-up your own business might be a topic you have already been thinking of or maybe not yet at all. With this event we would like to encourage especially women to think about starting their own enterprise.
There will be information about consulting and start-up-support here on campus and you will also have the possibility to discuss with people who already brought their business from an idea into life. After that, we offer a practical workshop about developing ideas and Business Model Canvas, a technique which helps you to consider the necessary elements to establish your own business.

“Mind Your Own Business – and Make it Real! Turn Your Idea into a Start-Up: A Symposium for Women in IT and Related Disciplines”
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saarland Informatics Campus E1 5, MPI-SWS, ground floor
The symposium addresses interested women in IT and related disciplines (Bachelor, Master, PhD, Postdoc). 
The event will be in English. Please find the detailed program below.

Please sign up until November 5, 2018 via e-mail to: mint(at)
There are 20 places available.