Heidelberg University has three humanities Faculties with a research focus on various interesting aspects of linguistics. For example, one of the main emphases of linguistic scholarship in Heidelberg is on lexicography, an area with a range of potential applications that are of interest for Computational Linguistics. There is also a natural affinity between Computational Linguistics and Computer Science. Heidelberg University boasts a (still relatively “young”) Institute of Computer Science, while computer science also plays a major role in a number of subjects that draw upon its services for their own purposes, . Computational Linguistics, Health Informatics, Business Informatics or Computational Biology. The overarching, cross-Faculty significance of Computer Science in its applied form is most clearly embodied in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing ( IWR ) at which scholars and scientists from various disciplines join forces in multilateral research projects. The Centre offers students of all subjects a wide variety of courses and is equipped with the latest computers. The main focus is on parallel computing. There is also close cooperation between the Centre and a non-university research institution specialising in information technology, the Klaus Tschira Foundation’s Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies ( HITS ) with its research departments on computational linguistics, bioinformatics, etc.