#### About University of Osnabrück, Institute of Computer Science

With the formation of the University of Osnabrück in the year 1974, the teaching unit **Mathematics** went into operation. Students could enroll into the major mathematics and could become a teacher in mathematics for primary and secondary schools.

In the fall term of 1977, the minor **Computer Science** was added to the teaching package and therefore the department was officially labelled **Mathematics & Computer Science** in 1985.

In the very beginning, there were three computer science professors: Axel-Tobias Schreiner (since 1987), Volker Sperschneider (since 1987) and Oliver Vornberger (since 1988).

Besides the traditional disciplines in the fields of mathematics, the diploma course covered a large portion of lectures in computer science. The students could choose the field of computer science as their **core area ** of their study. They could also do their **diploma thesis** in computer science.