As an educational institution, the university reflects both society and the changes taking place within it – especially the impacts of digitalisation on people's lives and on the work world. At HAW Hamburg, digitalisation is viewed not simply as a technological development, but also in terms of its societal, cultural and economic dimensions. Based on this understanding, HAW Hamburg aims to actively shape the digital transformation process. This means accompanying the changes and processes associated with digitalisation from an academic perspective, and addressing the opportunities and risks in our teaching and research. This happens in many different ways.
Through the digitalisation of teaching and study, students benefit from digital processes and offers throughout the student life cycle. Especially in teaching, students benefit from digital teaching, learning and examination formats and tools. We support our students in acquiring both digital skills and the competencies necessary for the digital transformation. Digitalisation is not just a multifaceted subject in our teaching; HAW Hamburg is also examining questions related to digitalisation (e.g. artificial intelligence) in its research in an application-oriented and practical way. And finally, HAW Hamburg is digitalising the university's administrative processes with the goals of process optimisation, more transparency and increased efficiency. A modern and powerful IT infrastructure and the accompanying support are requirements for teaching, learning, study, research and administrative work. Through the ongoing development of its internal processes, digital infrastructure and IT services, HAW Hamburg is adapting its IT landscape to meet the demands and needs in the areas of studies, teaching, research and continuing education.