Welcome to the University of Siegen.
We are a modern, high-profile university with an international orientation. The University of Siegen is guided by the central principle: “Creating a humane future”. Students and academics from overseas are very welcome. Today the University of Siegen hosts more than 19.000 students and more than 11% come from other countries. Our International Office offers a comprehensive service to ensure that you soon feel at home in Siegen.
To learn more about the University of Siegen, facts and figures and its history, please visit our website http://www.uni-siegen.de .
The University of Siegen offers a variety of degree programs across four different faculties. If you are interested in studying at the University of Siegen, you will find all the information you may require under International Office on our website. If you are a visiting academic, you will find relevant information under International Affairs.
The wide range of research activities includes basic and applied research across all faculties.
A number of organizations complement and enrich the university’s range of services, such as organizations providing special research activities or which support University of Siegen in the fields of communication, IT and foreign languages.
The course of studies “Bachelor of Science in Information Systems” leads to an undergraduate first degree which is practice-oriented and inter-disciplinary, providing the graduate with a first professional and scientific qualification. Information Systems is a scientific discipline undergoing continual innovation. For this reason, particular emphasis is placed on a firm scientific and practical foundation. This foundational knowledge enables students to systematically and independently acquire further knowledge. Mathematical, computer-scientific, business administration and law aspects together with the integrative topics of information systems form an inter-disciplinary qualification. The study contents are equally distributed over the three fundamental disciplines Information Systems, Computer Science and Business Administration. In addition, key qualifications are trained, such as the ability to work scientifically and in a team; communication and conflict resolution skills; inter-disciplinary studies and taking responsibility in selected modules as well as within the Information Systems modules. The aim of the studies is to equip oneself for the changing and diverse tasks in the various professional fields of Information Systems Management and to be trained to deal at any time with new problem areas and in so doing to apply the acquired expert knowledge properly and responsibly.
The course of studies “Dual Studies - Bachelor of Science in Information Systems” leads to an undergraduate first degree supporting work practice through a fully integrated combination of university studies and working in the industry. A working contract with a company besides the matriculation allows the graduates to gain a scientific qualification as well as an early work experience. The order of study is structured in lecture phases at the University of Siegen and working phases in a company. This special program aims to allow the students an early integration in an industrial working setting and the chance to apply the gained knowledge from the lectures in practice. Most lectures at University are equal the study program "Bachelor of Science in Information Systems." It includes a mix of mathematical, computer-scientific, business administration and law aspects as well as integrative topics of information systems and forms an interdisciplinary qualification. Furthermore, dual students receive some lectures focussing particularly on practical topics.
The course of studies "Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction" is designed as a post-graduate study program for graduates in the fields of Informatics, Engineering and Media Studies. Siegen's HCI Master was developed in a practice-oriented and interdisciplinary manner teaching the students the capabilities and knowledge for conducting a human-center design approach for socio-technical systems. The concept taught in Siegen differs from classical usability studies evolved from the field of work psychology and ergonomics. Researchers in Siegen are convinced that classical quantitative approaches, e.g. lab studies, reduce the human to his role as user and his tasks. The aim of Siegen's research and teaching concept is to focus on the whole human and therefore use particularly qualitative methods evolving from ethnographical field and grounded theory. The program takes four semesters and consists of mandatory modules, elective modules and supplementary modules taught interdisciplinary. The composed courses cover all fields related to the development of social-technical artefacts: This includes the areas of social psychology, design, informatics, media and business administration. Master graduates of the HCI Master have available a broad range of methods and techniques for conducting a successful human-centered design progress focussing on usability and user experience.
The course of studies "Master of Science in Information Systems" is designed as a consecutive study program for graduates in Information Systems or any other programs with a main focus on Informatics and Management. The master is nationally oriented and builds up on the "Bachelor in Information Systems". It aims to provide the students with concepts in terms of information technology and economy as well as with knowledge about tools und their usage in organisations for designing and influencing business processes. In order to meet today's requirements of an internationally and highly connected economy the main focus is set on supporting distributed values chains and processes across organisational boundaries and locations. The lecture's contents derive from the fields of information systems, business administration or informatics and the concept of elective modules allows the students to decide on their specialisation in the course of their studies.