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Learning and Work Areas for Students

Seminar Rooms at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The seminar rooms in the Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics buildings are open during the day. When there are no classes, they can be used as workspaces for individual or group work. Naturally, these rooms must be vacated when needed for a class.

PC Pool Rooms


at T9

In the Takustr. 9 building, there are Windows and Linux pools for students. You can log in using the Zedat account if you have an account at our department. There are also Mac pool rooms at Zedat (described below)

- K36 "Baden-Württemberg" - Windows

- K38 "China" - Linux

- K44 "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" - Windows

- K46 "Bayern" - Windows

- K48 "Wales" - Linux

at A6

At A6, there's a PC pool with Linux computers in room 030. You can log in there with the usual Zedat login details if you have an account at our department.


from Zedat (Rost-/Silberlaube)


Zedat offers large pool rooms with Windows and Mac PCs. The rooms are very quiet and well-suited for individual work.


Workplaces and Areas at Our Department

BoB (Library without Books)


The Library without Books is located in the Physics building. The library is highly suitable for Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Bioinformatics, as discussions are allowed throughout the library. There are several group workrooms and individual seats. However, it is not suitable for those who want to work quietly and alone.

For first-year students, BoB also has a learning center. In the learning center, you work as independently as possible in small groups on the current exercise sheets or prepare for lectures. The goal is to move away from the passive "listener's posture" and instead develop sustainable learning strategies. This means learning how to actively and effectively engage with university learning material on your own. Further information and the current allocation of tutors can be found on the learning center's webpage: https://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/stud/lernzentrum/index.html


T9 Sofa Room

In the T9 building, there is a sofa room in the basement which has recently been renovated. The room is suitable for group discussions and can be used as a lounge during breaks.


Working Areas

Even in the hallways of the buildings, there are many places where one can work alone or in groups. However, it can get somewhat noisy shortly before or after lectures or tutorials. Areas can be found, for example, at the entrances of A3 and A7. More can be found on the first floor of A3 near the seminar rooms, in front of the mathematics lecture hall by the tutor cubicles, or - a bit hidden - on the ground floor of A14 by the physicists, on the side where the examination office is located. Another larger working area is the kitchen in A6.


Workspaces and Areas Outside Our Department (within walking distance)

Campus Library


The library offers many individual workspaces, group rooms, and also a parent-child workspace. The individual spaces don't need to be booked and several are always free. Group workspaces and the parent-child room can be booked on the campus library's website: https://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/campusbib/services/gruppenraeume/index.html

Discussions are not allowed in the library; groups need to book a room beforehand. However, if a room is already free, you can just sit down.


Fabeckstr. 23/25

In Fabeckstr. 23/25, there are student workspaces 0.2101 and 1.2059. They can be used from Monday to Friday between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. Both rooms provide workspaces for about 25 people. The rooms are closed by the security service of FU Berlin.


Rost- and Silberlaube

In the Rost and Silberlaube, there are public PC workstations in the JK27 area. Right in front of the cafeteria at the stationery stand and also in the basement near the toilets, you can find work areas.


A22, Chemistry Building

In the A22 building, an open work area can also be found in the foyer in front of the large lecture hall. It gets pretty busy around noon, making it very noisy. It's quieter in the mornings/late mornings and afternoons.


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