The updated module catalog for Summer 2018 is now available online on the following website:
The catalog contains all modules offered at FIN, and some even outside of FIN. It is not restriced to sumemrterm and even contains modules no longer offered, which is necessary for formal reasons.
It has come to our attention that students are regularly creating audio recordings of lectures. Some for personal use and some even to make them available to other students.
Without the explicit consent of the presenter, (audio or video) recording a presentation, lecture or talk is already illegal. Consequently, passing it on to others and publishing it on the internet is also illegal. Both are punishable by law!
Some of the reasons and laws involved:
- Copyright (Urheberrecht, UrhG)
The presenter holds the copyright on his talk, slides etc. Someone copying and/or publishing the content, even partially, without consent is violating that right.
- Personal Rights, more specifically the right to determine who hears what I am saying. (Recht am gesprochenen Wort, BGB, StGB)
The lecturer gives his lecture to the students in the room, and not to an unknown number of further listeners.
- Personal Rights, Right to your own picture. (Recht am eigenen Bild, BGB, StGB)
If the lecturer is not a person of public interest, he/she has a right to determine if and how pictures and video images of him/her are published.
You can find more detailed information (in German) on the website of the University of Cologne:
This is a call for 'New mentors'@FIN.
International FIN students from the master courses DKE & DE conduct a Mentoring programme in collaboration with the Faculty of Informatics and FaraFIN to help new incoming students every semester with the following:
- Initial process of enrollment at the university.
- City registration process
- Finding accomodation
- Planning your study
- Choosing specialisation
- Registering for courses via LSF
- Registration for exams
- Guidelines for Thesis/Projects
- Understanding faculty rules
- Finding HiWi/Jobs
So, if you think you can help with any of the above and have updated information about the rules & regulations about the courses and concerning the examination department @FIN that you can pass on to new students, please feel free to be a part of this programme. It doesn’t require much of your time. You will also receive a certificate from the Faculty of Informatics, as an acknowledgement at the end of the semester.
Plan for Winter Semester 17/18:
- Initial meeting of mentors to get proper guidelines from Faculty
- Arranging for atleast three mentoring meetup during the semester :
- First meeting at the start of the semester to guide new students with the initial processes and provide some insights into the courses.
- Next meeting during the semester for guiding students regarding specific doubts
- Final meet towards the end of the semester for guiding students regarding examination rules and regulations
- Arranging atleast three social events during the semester including the International Masters night.
Note: You should at least be a student studying in your second semester to be a mentor. Students in their last semester are also encourage to be part of this programme, since your experience will help a lot.