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Berlin promotes university digitisation with millions package

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With a package worth millions of euros, the state of Berlin wants to promote projects to increase the digitisation of universities.

Seven inter-university collaborative projects are to be supported with a total of 8.2 million euros until 2024, as the Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality announced on Monday. Accordingly, the funding is being provided as part of the "Digitalisation and Innovation" priority of the Quality and Innovation Offensive (2nd funding phase).

Digital student ID card in planning

For example, a digital student ID card that can be used contactlessly is to be introduced and will replace the card in the long term. As part of the package, both technical-infrastructural developments and innovative teaching formats and their quality assurance are to be promoted.

"Realising innovation leap in studying and teaching"

"Digitisation in studying and teaching is particularly valuable when it facilitates access to higher education and supports the permeability of the higher education system," said State Secretary for Science Armaghan Naghipour, according to the press release. Both students and teachers would benefit from the measures of the funded collaborative projects. In this way, a "leap forward in innovation in studying and teaching can be realised".

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 8 August 2022
Last updated: 8 August 2022

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