Freie Universität Berlin

We are concerned with reducing the gap between the State of the Art and the average State of the Practice in all areas of software engineering.
In teaching that means we strive for realistic and practically applicable perspective, manner, and content. In research we are interested in understanding fundamental questions of practical importance. Most (but not all) of the research is more or less closely concerned with supporting the software process. The research approach is primarily empirical and experience-based, rather than constructive and theory-based.