Whereas in the past "e" stood for an electronic revolution, in eScience it stands for an "enhanced" science. Above all, the fast and joint processing of large amounts of data and the growing possibilities for visualization suggest new research questions. In addition, eScience promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
The initiative "eScience WWU", run by the WWU IT and the ULB Central Library, aims at the structural development of a virtual competence and service centre at Münster University. "eScience WWU" aims to ensure a continuous supply of digital services in the field of eScience and to enable the continuous further development of corresponding services for research and teaching.