The newly established Digital Council has been launched and, similar to the Research Council and Cooperation Council, will advise the Rectorate in the future, specifically with regard to digitization projects that the University of Stuttgart plans to launch in the near future. Against the backdrop of the goals defined in the strategy and development plan, it is to regularly assess the value contribution and feasibility of individual digitization projects, compare them according to strategic aspects, and recommend a selection of projects to the Rectorate for implementation.
In addition, the Digital Council can and should identify new strategic fields of action for digitization and submit appropriate recommendations to the rectorate in this regard as well. It thus initiates and coordinates the university-wide discourse on the goals and focal points of digitization in the areas of research, knowledge and technology transfer, teaching and studies, and administrative processes.
Members of the Digital Council
In order to represent the university in its entire breadth, six professors and two members from the mid-level faculty and the area of technology and administration were appointed to the Digital Council. The Vice Rector for Information Technology (CIO), Dr. Simone Rehm, and the Chancellor, Jan Gerken, are members of the committee by virtue of their office. The student representative body stuvus and the representative body for all PhD students at the university DoKUS are represented via guest status. The Digital Council is chaired by CIO Rehm.
The appointed members are in detail:
- Prof. Steffen Becker
- Uwe Berger
- Prof. Alexander Brem
- Prof. Nicole Radde
- Prof. Michael Resch
- Prof. Meike Tilebein
- Dr. Isabella Waldner
- Prof. Ingrid Weiß
Topics of the first meeting
At the first meeting on July 12, the terms of reference for the Digital Council and the methodological approach for prioritization were discussed, and an overview of ongoing and planned digitization projects was provided. At the fall meeting, newly pending projects will be presented and prioritized for the first time.
Text: University Communications