Infrastructure projects and service development

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Internal university infrastructure and digitisation projects of TIK and partners.


University internal infrastructure and digitisation projects determine the work in our departments to a considerable extent. Through them, we bring the necessary innovations to a broad spectrum and digitization close to the end users. We are in a lively exchange with them and work closely with them. This cooperation results in new TIK services.

Modern, high-performance network technologies in particular are creating completely new possibilities for the provision of IT services. Particular attention is paid to digitalization in a twofold sense:

  • Concretely in the sense of the digitalisation of information transmission, which is bringing building services engineering in particular more and more into the field of IP technology. This applies, for example, to telephony and media technology in lecture halls.

  • In a more general sense, however, digitization is a development of our time, which, as a media revolution, changes the way we all work and requires new skills.

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Project DRW

Digital invoice workflow

The impetus for the "Digital Invoice Workflow" (DRW) project came from EU Directive 2015/55/EU, according to which public sector customers must be able to receive and process electronic invoices (without media discontinuity). At the core of the project is the procurement and implementation of suitable software that allows invoice processing and the associated order procedure to be carried out digitally.

Objective of the project (extract):

  • Compliance with the formal framework conditions and legal requirements according to EU Directive 2014/55, EN 16931 and the corresponding federal and state legislation (e-bill law, e-bill regulation)
  • Standardization of the invoice flow for incoming invoices: The receipt and capture of electronic and paper-based invoices is done centrally. Verification and processing takes place in an electronic workflow, avoiding media discontinuity, up to a payment instruction in SAP and payment
  • Implementation and testing of an internal control procedure with audit-proof storage of invoices according to GoBD
  • Creation of transparency in invoice processing (centralised & decentralised)
  • Avoidance of double entry and redundancies as well as time reduction of transport routes, thus reducing expenses and shortening the invoice processing time and avoiding loss of cash discount

development status:

Conversion to national service

Sponsored by:

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Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg (MWK)

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IaaS for research and teaching in Baden-Württemberg

The bwCloud project develops and operates an "Infrastructure-as-a-Service" environment for research and teaching in Baden-Württemberg. Virtual servers and machines can be operated in the multi-site infrastructure. In the long term, the service portfolio of the participating data centers will thus be expanded to provide resources quickly and with little organizational effort to a wide range of users. bwCloud will be available as part of a state service for the colleges and universities of Baden-Württemberg.

Registration and login

If you use the service for the first time, you must first register and set a separate service password:

Registrierung bwCloud

Registered users can log into the bwCloud portal using the following link

Login bwCloud

Please note:

At the moment there is no framework for IT security and data protection-compliant storage and processing of sensitive data.

Entitlements are assigned for the service. These control how many resources a user may use. The entitlement "bwCloud-Basic" is mainly aimed at students and remains free of charge due to the low use of resources. The entitlement "bwCloud-Extended" makes more resources available and becomes chargeable as soon as a billing concept is available. 

As soon as the service is billable, this will be announced with a lead time of 3 months. Until then the service is free of charge. The following link provides further information on the entitlement.


Stuttgart University Library­ (UB)

Competence Center for Research Data (FoKUS)

development status:

Pilot phase

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Data repository of the University of Stuttgart

DaRUS is based on the OpenSource Software DataVerse and offers groups of the university (institutes, workgroups, SFBs, projects) the possibility to maintain their own data universes with their own search criteria and description options.The data sets are described in such a way that they are easy to find and simple to share. An API offers the possibility to automate the upload and access to the data. The data sets do not have to be published, but can be easily cited and provided with DOI and made available to the public. Thus, not only can the requirements of funding agencies or journals be met, but at the same time important research results within a research group can be made visible and usable in the long term.


Dezernat VI - Technology and buildings

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Lecture hall 2020 - reconstruction and renewal of the lecture hall infrastructure

Within the framework of the HS2020 lecture hall reconstruction project, the infrastructure of over 100 lecture halls at the University of Stuttgart is to be renewed. At the Vaihingen campus and in the city centre, the lecture halls will be equipped with new audio and media technology as well as network architecture and furniture according to a model lecture hall concept. This will also create the conditions for uniform monitoring of the lecture hall technology, remote maintenance and operation.


student counseling center (ZSB)

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Study Choice Compass

The aim of the project Study-choice compass of the University of Stuttgart (StuKUS) is the new preparation of information about the offered Bachelor's programs for the target group of prospective students. Through multimedia and interactive presentation of the contents and requirements, the interested parties get a vivid impression of a study course. The comparability of the study programmes is guaranteed by a uniform template. Thus, the Study Choice Compass supports prospective students in their study orientation and enables an improved choice of studies.


University Communications (HKOM)

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Mobile relaunch of the web presence of the University of Stuttgart

At the beginning of 2017, the central websites of the University of Stuttgart were redesigned. With the end of the project in April 2019, institutes, faculties and facilities as well as the contents of the administration are also located in the new web design. Mit Projektende im April 2019 befinden sich auch Institute, Fakultäten und Einrichtungen sowie die Inhalte der Verwaltung im neuen Webdesign. As part of the more project team the TIK is responsible for the technical implementation and the work with the content management system OpenCms.

Objective of the more project:

  1. Migration of institute and faculty websites
  2. Transfer of the websites of the central administration into the structure of the central university websites and expansion of the employee website
  3. Migration of web presences of central institutions


  • Creation of a website and domain policy
  • Development and implementation of a training concept
  • Further development of the template 3.0 and the central university websites
  • Development of workflows of a central online editorial office
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