Research Topics

We conduct research on many topics related to modern Web technologies. We pursue foundational and technical advancements in fields such as Semantic Web and we aim at a better understanding of the Web's impact on our society.

Master Web Science

The international Master's programme in Web Science at WeST is the first of its kind at a German university. It puts a strong emphasis on computer science, but also incorporates aspects of other disciplines such as economics and social sciences.

Open positions

We support young researchers in writing excellent publications. Through cooperations with international research partners, business contacts, and a friendly environment we nurture the scientific minds of tomorrow. If you are interested in working on exciting topics in an interdisciplinary team, take a look at our job offers!


The institute is publishing its research results in the most important venues on Web technologies such as WWW, ISWC, ESWC, IJCAI, and many others.

Degree works

Are you interested in exciting topics like Social Networks, Eye-Tracking, and Big Data? We advise you in the preparation of your thesis (bachelor and master) and introduce you to up-to-date research questions.