The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) advises the University Executive Board on processes and organizational issues pertaining to digitalization. They assume a coordinating, integrating, and managerial function for the comprehensive digitalization of learning and teaching, research, and administration at the University of Bremen.
They hold the authority to set specialist guidelines for the implementation of the university-wide Digital Transformation Strategy 2020ff. They are responsible for the technical, organizational, and user-oriented integration and coordination of centralized digitalization activities, and the utilization of information technologies and the associated investment recommendations.
The established IT service and support facilities at the university remain the first port of call for all matters related to their particular field of work. The CDO acts as liaison between the University Executive Board, the central IT units, and representatives of those groups requiring the services.
The CDO represents the university on digitalization issues such as data protection in dealings with outside parties, for example in regard to coordination with other universities, the research authority, or national committees.
The CDO Team works towards creating effective governance to organize the digital transformation. It works with the relevant stakeholders to develop the strategic goals and manages their implementation at the university, giving special consideration to the needs of the users and the university-wide Strategy 2018-2028.
Here is an overview of the current projects being tackled by the CDO Team.