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About B-IT

In the Fall of 2002, the University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen University, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein-Sieg, and the Fraunhofer Institute Centre Birlinghoven Castle (IZB) joined forces to establish the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT). Supported by the B-IT Foundation and complementary state resources, B-IT offers highly selective International Master Programmes in Applied IT as well as summer/winter schools for qualified computer science students. Most courses take place in the beautiful B-IT building next to the former office of the German Chancellor on the banks of the Rhine River in Bonn. Admission to the B-IT Master Programmes is linked to, and conditional upon, placement in research lab courses at the participating Fraunhofer institutes. Students in good standing are offered financial support during these lab courses.

B-IT Universities Institute


  • M.Sc. in Life Science Informatics
  • M.Sc. in Media Informatics
  • International Programme of Excellence (summer/winter schools)

Participating Institutions

An almost 200-year history, over 38.000 students, and an excellent research record have made the University of Bonn one of the ten largest universities in Germany. More than one hundred first degree programmes are offered in a wide spectrum of fields. The University engages in a broad range of international cooperations in research and teaching.

More than 5.000 international students from 130 countries are enrolled in Bonn. Their presence underlines the international character of the university and enriches both academic and social life in Bonn. Living up to its long tradition as a classic university with a full range of courses, Bonn offers nearly a hundred different first degree programmes. Students can choose from a wide and modern spectrum of subjects that allows a multiplicity of combinations.

Founded in 1868, RWTH Aachen is one of the top technical universities in Europe. Of its 30.000 students, over 4.000 are international, including 900 Asian students. RWTH Aachen offers more than 65 first degree study programmes in Science, Engineering, Economics, Medicine and Arts, and more than 20 graduate programmes in Science and Engineering. Many RWTH professors held positions in industry prior to joining the faculty.

Within the Fraunhofer Society of Applied Research, the four institutes in Fraunhofer IZB comprise about a quarter of the Fraunhofer ICT Group, the largest ICT research organization in Europe. Over 500 post-graduate researchers investigate Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Applied Information Technology, Media Communications, Algorithms and Scientific Computing within a world-wide network of industry and research partners.

B-IT Applied Science Institute

Participating institutions

The University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (UAS BRS) was founded on 1st January 1995. It’s two campuses are located at St. Augustin, east of Bonn, which also hosts the central administrative offices, and at Rheinbach, west of Bonn.

Flexibility and a demand-oriented approach were the factors determining the development of the courses. Furthermore, it was important to detect and occupy new qualification fields in order to establish a distinguished profile for the UAS BRS in the higher education sector.

Together with several universities and high-ranking research institutes it contributes to the „Science Region“ Bonn – an important factor also for the economic restructuring of the Bonn/ Rhein-Sieg area. With it’s focus on applied research, UAS' Department of Computer Science is a natural partner in b-it.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems is part of the Fraunhofer IZB and is located close to Sankt Augustin in Schloss Birlinghoven in the vicinity of the university. Over 130 employees focus on the development and application of autonomous systems in the areas of embodied robots and abstract knowledge computing.


M.Sc. in Autonomous Systems

7. Bonn Cyber Dialog: Darknet - Boone and Bane
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Classic Paper Award for Prof. Armin B. Cremers
Starting a Start-up in Bonn!
B-IT Professor von zur Gathen’s Farewell Lecture on 1st February 2016
ABC of Life Science Informatics 2015
Mini-Symposium of Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics Research Groups from the Aachen-Bonn-Cologne Region on 11th December 2015 [more]