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Lisa Drinhaus

Cybersecurity? But without old-schooled formulas and for people without expert knowledge? The CyBARsecurity event is back for the second round!

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Projekt Codefluencer

Friederike Schneider, Cube 5

Share experiences and get people excited about IT security!

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The winners are delighted to receive the Dobbertin Prize 2023

Lisa Drinhaus

ITS-Students win 300 € Dobbertin Prize

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Women in Science Day / CASA

Annika Gödde

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, female CASA researchers share their perspectives on the…

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Karola Marky boosts our self-determination in the digital world.

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all those interested to Prof. Karola Marky’s inaugural lecture “Digital sovereignty in a world that…

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Between Christmas and New Year, Bochum ITS students have the chance to demonstrate their skills in the field of cryptography.

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Celebrate IT! Ceremony on May 10, 2023

On May 10, 2023, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the HGI and the foundation of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr University Bochum.

Speakers include Mona Neubaur, Deputy Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Minister for Economics, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy, and the investigative journalist Svea Eckert (NDR/Tagesschau).

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CASA Distinguished Lectures

In our CASA Distinguished Lectures, we welcome selected international and national scientists at the HGI. The lectures of these influential and pioneering guest speakers, usually lasting one hour, are always followed by a discussion with the participants. Our goal is to encourage discussions and open up new perspectives within the field of cybersecurity research.



We have enjoyed tremendous success over the past ten years in organising the ITS.Connect careers fair, the only Germany-wide event that connects attractive employers with highly qualified IT security graduates. In addition to providing an opportunity for personal exchange amongst companies, public authorities, other organisations and students, the ITS.Connect offers visitors a multifaceted programme of events focused on finding jobs in the industry and career development and planning. The ITS.Connect has grown steadily since its first year in 2008.




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Backgrounds for video conferences

Video conferencing has become part of everyday work, also at our institute. Our HGI backgrounds can be integrated into many video conferencing tools.


You are welcome to download our logo here if you want to report about the HGI. For further graphical material please contact us at hgi-presse(at)

Gendersensible Sprache

The HGI attaches great importance to equal opportunites. Outstanding science can only arise in an open culture and a way of thinking that goes beyond the boundaries of gender assignments. This is not only expressed in funding measures and collegial cooperation, but also in the way we communicate.

Within the HGI we have thus agreed on various linguistic techniques to enable gender-sensitive communication.

The Genderstar

To express the diversity of the sexes in language use, we use the so-called "gender star". This asterisk is located between the (german) feminine and masculine gender of the word. It is a symbolic placeholder for diverse and open gender.

Sometimes, however, we use explicit gender attributes, for example when it comes to the concrete fundings of women. We always imply in these cases everyone who consider themselves belonging to that gender, regardless of their biological sex.

In some places, we mark this with a standard formulation among our contributions.