together vibrant digital:

the ZDT.

Welcome to the Center for Digital Transformation of Brandenburg Universities (ZDT): With this high-powered cooperation network, we jointly exploit the opportunities of digital transformation and strive for a modern portfolio of IT services for all universities.

Well positioned with our cooperation

Together with the Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs (MWFK) of Brandenburg, the universities have agreed to closely cooperate on relevant digital transformation projects. With appropriate projects in all important subject areas of the universities, as the ZDT we want to modernize and expand the portfolio of digital services. Our office has been coordinating all activities of the cooperation network since April 2020 and is always happy to help.

Die Mitglieder der Brandenburgische Landeskonferenz der Hochschulpräsidentinnen und -präsidenten
The university presidents of the Brandenburg State Conference (Brandenburgische Landeskonferenz der Hochschulpräsidentinnen und –präsidenten, BLHP) form the Steering Committee. Together with their deputies, they shape the strategic direction of the ZDT.

Knowledge from all areas

The managers responsible für digital transformation and IT at the universites contribute ideas and prepare decisions. They work closely with experts from all areas of higher education and with the Ministry of Science. In this way, we pave the way for joint projects, clarify goals and perspectives in the interaction of all digitization projects at Brandenburg Universities. We implement projects quickly and review progress together. With the help of IT officers at the universities, joint working groups and open events within our „ZDT Forum“, we actively involve employees at the universites in the development of ideas and change processes.

The Vice-Presidents for Digitisation and the CIOs of Brandenburg's universities launch joint digitisation projects. They provide ideas and act as a link to the employees and experts at the universities.

First milestones of our success

We are pleased that we have already achieved some important goals together:


the first position paper on cooperation between universities in the IT sector


an assessment of administrative IT and the founding of the ZDT


the first concrete cooperation project in 2020


all universities and the Ministry of Science develop the "Common Agenda on Digital Transformation"and decide to expand cooperation via the ZDT

Governance of the ZDT

VP R = Vice-Presidents for Research and Transfer | VP S = Vice-Presidents for Studies and Teaching | C = Chancellors

Your path to a ZDT-funded project

Universities can jointly implement digital transformation projects that are funded by the federal state Brandenburg. The Council of IT Officers and the ZDT business office will be happy to support you in preparing and structuring such projects and obtaining funding.


million euros annual funding from the state of Brandenburg

Supported by MWFK and the State of Brandenburg

The federal state Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs (MWFK) supports the ZDT and successful cooperative project applications on the basis of funding principles. The state of Brandenburg provides two million euros annually for this purpose. This makes development and digital transformation of teaching, research and administration for Brandenburg’s universities possible and also makes them nationally and internationally competitive and future-oriented. One of the main conditions for financial support is that at least six out of eight universities work together on a project.

In addition, the state of Brandenburg provides the universities with millions of euros in digitization funding through university contracts and special programs, for example for the further development of digital teaching and infrastructures.

Studierende sitzen im Kreis auf grüner Wiese

Relaxed and successful studying is possible because CampusApps and digital learning platforms bundle everything important for students and make it accessible everywhere.

Fabian Heuel

We are happy to help

Feel free to find out more about our current projects and events, our committees, application procedures or our strategy. Important documents are available in our download area. For any specific topic or question, please contact us via e-mail or phone.

Fabian Heuel
ZDT business office
phone: +49 3375 508 741

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