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Digitalisation at Münster University

Whether it’s learning platforms such as Moodle, research portals like DigiBib or databases for research such as CRIS@WWU, digitalisation is making a lot of changes at Münster University. In the administration, the importance of the almost paperless office is growing. Nowadays, it’s nothing special for students to receive presentation and scripts via the Learnweb. The rapid progress being made by digitalisation also offers the academic world new opportunities and possibilities for networking. All this is reason enough for the University of Münster Press Office to take a closer look at various aspects of “Digitalisation at Münster University”, along with the challenges it presents. We hope you enjoy reading about it!

Psychologist Prof. Guido Hertel sees more opportunities than risks for society in the digital revolution

"Discussions on this subject are very emotional"
Prof. Dr. Guido Hertel<address>© OWMs</address>
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Our everyday lives and the world of work are unimaginable without digitalisation and the Internet. In the past few years, many things have changed at enormous speed because of them – including, for example, communication with smartphones. Prof. Guido Hertel, Managing Director of the Institute of Psychology at Münster University, speaks about the consequences of the digital revolution, the challenges it has produced and the fears that people have.

Who would want to discard everything?

In this guest commentary, Prof. Michael Jäckel from the University of Trier discusses the challenges which digitalisation presents for German universities
Researching literature at Münster University Library. Digitalisation and the Internet are bringing about numerous changes for universities.<address>© WWU/Julia Holtkötter</address>
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What do German universities look like in the future? Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel from the University of Trier describes the challenges of digitization for the universities in Germany.