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Located in the south-west of Germany, Saarland University (www.uni-saarland.de/en) has earned an international reputation for its research in computer science and informatics and for work in the life sciences and nanosciences. The university is also distinguished by close ties to France and by its strong European focus. Around 18,000 students are currently enrolled at Saarland University studying over one hundred different academic disciplines. All of the major German scientific organizations are represented on campus, which is home to two institutes of the Max Planck Society, two institutes within the Leibniz Association, two Fraunhofer institutes of applied research and a Helmholtz research centre. Moreover, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence, is represented on campus. The Cluster of Excellence in the field of informatics enjoys an excellent international reputation and the numerous awards received by many of the scientists working in the cluster are testimony to the standard of research being carried out. Currently, there are 5 chairs involved in teaching IS students.