What is the WWU IT?

The WWU IT is the IT center of Münster University and responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure, for communication and media technology as well as for media competence.

  • User ID, central password and IT Protal (former MyZIV)

    Every student of the University of Münster receives a user ID with the enrolment, every employee at the beginning of the contract. The ID cannot be changed and is valid until ex-matriculation or end of employment, respectively. The user ID is of great importance as it is required for most online contents and for access to all computer systems including the libraries.

    Along with the user-ID a central password is provided. The central password is required for many university online services – ranging from e-mail to the registration for lectures and exams. Together with the remittance slip for the tuition fee, every student is provided with a temporary password which should be changed immediately in the user portal IT Portal (former MyZIV) . New employees will receive their account data from the Department’s administration.

  • University e-mail account

    Every student receives a university e-mail address with the enrolment: "userID@uni-muenster.de". It can be personalized in IT Portal (former MyZIV) by creating up to three aliases (e.g. "firstname.surname@uni-muenster.de"). The address is valid until the end of studies (Alumni-Club WWU Münster). Important information will be spread by the university administration on a regular basis, therefore, please check your e-mails regularly.

  • University WLAN

    Most University building provide access to the educational WiFi. For access to the internet connect to the networks “uni-ms” or “wwu” using your user ID and the designated net access password. The net access password is different from the central password and needs to be initially set via IT Portal (former MyZIV) before use. For this, you have to set your password for network access in IT Protal (former MyZIV) once - it must not be identical with the central password. Afterwards you can set up a connection as describe in our manual.
    Off-Campus WLAN access is possible via the “eduroam” network. All WWU members can log-in easily to other university networks and use their WLANs as long as those universities take part in the eduroam project. The WLAN name (SSID) usually is “eduroam”. What you need for the log-in is your userID (which has to be completed with the so-called „Realm“ „@uni-muenster.de“) and the network access password.

  • Printing service "Print & Pay"

    To use the print service of the WWU Münster, you have to register for the Print & Pay service.
    However, students of the Biology Department can also print in the ComputerLab in SP4. All you need is bring your own paper.

  • Campuscloud "sciebo"

    Sciebo is a personal cloud storage for synchronizing data with different end devices and sharing with others. It is operated by the ZIV in cooperation with other Universities The data are secure and are located on storage systems within NRW. However, the IVV4 also offers disc space for each user. More information can be found here.

  • Software training

    The WWU IT offers a comprehensive spa program for various software at the start of the semester and during the semester. Participation is free.