CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

30. August 2016

CISPA PI Kurt Mehlhorn new member of ERC Scientific Council

Prof. Kurt Mehlhorn, Director of Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Principal Investigator of CISPA, has been appointed
as member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).

The Scientific Council, the ERC’s governing body, develops the scientific funding strategy and methodologies. It represents the scientific community in Europe and aims to promote creativity and innovative research. It is composed of 22 scientists and scholars, who are appointed by the European Commission after being recommended by an independent Identification Committee.

ERC Scientific Council

Press Release, Saarland University