Sustainable cooperation in the digitalization of teaching and learning

July 13, 2022 / Hochschulnetzwerk Digitalisierung der Lehre Baden-Württemberg (HND-BW)

The universities of Baden-Württemberg have agreed on a long-term continuation of the Hochschulnetzwerk Digitalisierung der Lehre Baden-Württemberg (HND-BW ). The Vice Rector and Vice Presidents of Teaching at the nine Baden-Württemberg state universities signed the cooperation treaty.

The HND-BW is the association of Baden-Württemberg's state universities for the cooperative further development of digital teaching, learning & assessments. The aims of the association are to coordinate the nationwide exchange of experience, transfer best practices, and initiate joint digitalization activities. Through the HND-BW, the participating universities agree on strategic positions in terms of the digitalization of teaching & learning and advocate these in dialog with partners at the both the state and national levels. The HND-BW Steering Committee comprises the Vice Rector for Teaching and Continuing Education at the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Dr. Frank Gießelmann, and the Vice Rectors and Vice Presidents for Teaching at the state universities. Each university involved in the network sends a mandated representative to the HND-BW expert group. The University of Stuttgart is represented by Dr. David Boehringer, Head of the department New Media in Research and Teaching. Cross-university working groups are dedicated to specialist topics in digital teaching, learning and assessments. Current focus areas include electronic exams, hybrid teaching, legal information, digital teaching-learning tools, as well as AI and learning analytics. The HND-BW office is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Successful third-party funded projects

The long-term continuation of the HND-BW, ensures the continuation of the successful cooperation of Baden-Württemberg's universities in the digitalization of teaching & learning. The HND-BW was launched in 2016 as a statewide network with start-up funding from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts. Since 2020, the network has been jointly financed by the state universities. An alliance has been formed with the universities of applied sciences to ensure close cooperation on specialist topics.


Dr. Matthias Bandtel, Managing Director HND-BW, E-Mail,  telefon 0721 608-48165

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