The Digitalisation Coordinator at Leipzig University supports the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the CIO Board in all matters concerning the digitalisation of the University. Coordinating the digitalisation strategy of Leipzig University and providing advice in this regard are the Digitalisation Coordinator’s main areas of responsibility.

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The digitalised society is a lived reality affecting us all. However, the expectations and requirements that the members and affiliates of our University associate with this vary greatly. This also applies to the degree of digitalisation in the various faculties, central institutions and facilities in the central administration. It is therefore important to continuously and openly exchange positions on digitalisation and digitality. The Digitalisation Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you may have about digitalisation.

Johannes Schmidt, Digitalisierungskoordinator

Do you have ideas or suggestions for the digital transformation of Leipzig University? Get in touch with me.

Johannes Schmidt

Functions of the Digitalisation Coordinator

The functions of the Digitalisation Coordinator include:

  • Coordinating the University’s digitalisation strategy
  • Supporting the development of digitalisation strategies in the areas of research, teaching, administration and transfer
  • Prioritising, planning and monitoring digitalisation projects
  • Collecting and analysing of digitalisation needs
  • Providing advice on digitalisation
  • Promoting of an open culture of digitalisation
  • Analysing digitalisation requirements
  • Support and coordination with commissioners and committees

The function of Digitalisation Coordinator at Leipzig University is assigned to the CIO’s office, which is located in the University Computing Centre. An advantage of this close association with the Computing Centre, is that the Digitalisation Coordinator is able to draw from comprehensive knowledge of current and future university-wide IT services in their work and when advising others.

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