What is Computer Science?

An overview of the importance of computer science is provided by the Society for Computer Science in their position paper “Was ist Informatik?” http://www.gi.de/fileadmin/redaktion/Download/was-ist-informatik-kurz.pdf

Computer science reaches far beyond the definition provided in the “Duden” (standard German dictionary). Computer science has an impact on all aspects of life. It induces sociopolitical change and alters or way or life and the way we work. Computers have become domestic appliances and at the same time most appliances have become computers! Interpersonal communication has become faster and shorter and is supported by a wide range of devices.

Bright Prospects

No other study offers as many opportunities as the Study of Computer Science. Prospects on the job market are excellent – in 20 years your knowledge will still be in great demand.
Most likely you are using a computer at this very moment. Almost all occupational areas are available to you – be it in research, finance or media design. As Computer Scientist you are
designer in many aspects of life – from medical science to energy- and car automotive technology as well as finance and natural sciences

You can find out more about the occupational profile of a Computer Scientist here >>

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