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Objective 9 – Shaping digitalisation

The challenge

The digitalisation of research and teaching, learning and administration is changing all aspects of university life: gaining access to research data has become easier worldwide, large volumes of data are available for research, teaching and learning, and new possibilities for publishing, open educational resources and integrated campus information systems are emerging. This gives rise to new learning, working and cooperation formats that are independent of time and space. Digital teaching and learning are fast becoming an integral part of university education. Shaping this development calls for both new and innovative teaching and learning arrangements, as well as digital media and IT competencies that allow opportunities and risks to be weighed. At the same time, it is important to maintain the opportunities for personal encounters in teaching, learning and research that are so important for stimulating critical discourse, motivation and enthusiasm. In management and administration, IT-supported processes will change how academic institutions are run.

Our approach

The University of Bremen seeks to actively shape the process of digital transformation in all its fields of activity. In the course of doing so, it is providing a secure IT and communication infrastructure. It will safeguard research data and provide open access to it. The University will expand its digital information systems so as to support and improve the quality of the relevant administration and management processes. It also sees digitalisation as an enabler of organisational change, with IT services forming a strategic dimension of the University’s development. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency are important principles relating to the processing of personal data.

Our goals

  • To promote the free and permanent availability of publications (Open Access), international research data (Open Data) and teaching materials (Open Educational Resources), and provide the services and infrastructure necessary for the handling of scientific data.
     
  • To support academics in the development of digital teaching and learning formats.
     
  • To create digitally equipped learning locations on the campus and ensure barrier-free access to digital learning resources.
     
  • To enhance the quality and efficiency of the administrative processes throughout the student life-cycle by implementing a campus management system.
     
  • To increasingly use integrated information systems to support decision making.
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