Legal Information Office of the Digital University NRW (DH.NRW)

Digitalization is now finding its way into almost every area of life. The use of digital technologies is also becoming increasingly important in education and research at universities. The Digital University NRW (DH.NRW) project is therefore bringing together 42 universities from NRW and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to address the topic of digital transformation. As the implementation of this transformation also involves various legal issues, a legal information center has been set up under the umbrella of the ITM. It serves as a contact point for lecturers and students who have legal questions in connection with digital teaching. In addition, local advice centers at the universities can also send inquiries to the office and are supported, for example, by the provision of information material. The aim is to promote digital teaching from a legal perspective and counteract existing legal uncertainties in this context.