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Digital Transformation Office 🚀

The Digital Transformation Office (BfD) supports the objectives of JLU Giessen and implements them in terms of digitally supported processes, practices, and improvements. BfD employees are jointly responsible for the strategic orientation of the university's digital transformation.


Universities are shaping the digital transformation of science and supporting society as it moves into a digital age. However, this can only succeed if all stakeholders widely accept the digitization and transformation processes. As part of the Digital Pact of Hessian Universities, digitital transformation offices & project management offices (PMOs) have been established to use the projects of the Digital Pact to shape the change in university culture, drive digitization forward, etc. Their objectives include more effective implementation of digitization projects, an increase in user satisfaction associated with digital transformation, and long-term development of a university-wide culture that is open to new digital opportunities in science and administration.


The Digital Transformation Office (BfD) at JLU Giessen

  • Coordinates the projects underway here at JLU in the Hessian Digital Pact and helps prepare staffing and resource plans.
  • Connects the various stakeholders within the university on digitization issues, helping build comprehensive IT expertise across the campus.
  • Serves as the point of contact for communication and exchange between universities and the responsible ministries in the context of digitization initiatives.
  • Establishes and advises on competencies and standards in IT project management (internal consulting), accompanies ongoing IT projects at the university, and assumes central project coordination for selected IT projects as needed.
  • Initiates new projects and prepares technically sound recommendations for implementing new digitization projects based on requirement analyses.
  • Acts as a point of contact for compliance issues relating to digitization, for example in the areas of data protection, information security and license management.
  • Lays the foundation for selecting and prioritizing JLU's IT projects with an IT project portfolio and ensures that the required resources, capabilities, and capacities are included in each IT project.
  • Conceptualizes and plans new cross-university digitization initiatives.
  • Shapes internal university communication about digitization projects at JLU and participates in cross-university exchange by means of joint Hessian digitization platforms.

Projects in the Hessian Digital Pact



All BfD points of contact can be found in the organization chart.

Office Address
University Main Building
1st Floor, Rooms 130, 131, 132
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen