Leuphana: Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and Learning

With the project "Leuphana: Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and Learning" (DigiTaL), recently approved by the Foundation for Innovation in Higher Education, the Leuphana is creating a systematic, integrative place to strengthen digital teaching and learning under the leadership of Vice President Prof. Dr. Erich Hörl and Dr. Julia Webersik, Head of the Teaching Service. A total of 15 professors and other teachers, students, all three schools and central institutions are involved in the project, which will run from 2021-2024, with 11 sub-projects in the fields of "digital teaching-learning innovations", "digital literacy" and "digital internationalisation".

Information on the 11 sub-projects can be found further down this page.

The key element of the project is the Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and Learning (DigiTaL), designed by all participants as well as other internal and external experts and students.

Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and learning ©Leuphana Univeristät Lüneburg
Digital Transformation Lab for Teaching and learning


Thematic cluster "Digital teaching/learning innovations":

  • SP 1: Virtual realities for competence development and reflection // Prof. Dr. P. Kuhl (Fac. Education), Prof. Dr. D. Loschelder (Fac. Economics)
  • SP 2: Digital reflection on teaching and counselling // Prof. Dr. M. Kleinknecht (Fac. Education)
  • SP 3: Strengthening dialogue and cooperative practices in the e-portfolio // Prof. Dr. A. Karber (Fac. Education)
  • SP 4: Method Wiki // Prof. Dr. H. von Wehrden (Faculty of Sustainability)
  • SP 5: E-examinations - didactic, technical and examination law anchoring // Prof. Dr. M. Wenzel (Fac. Economics), Dr. J. Webersik (Teaching Service)

Thematic Cluster "Digital Literacy":

  • SP 6: Skills for a Digital Future // Prof. Dr. S. Abels (Faculty of Sustainability), Dr. Nadine Dablé (Graduate School)
  • SP 7: DATAxtended - Implementation of a concept for expanding data literacy competencies in Bachelor's complementary studies // Prof. Dr. B. Funk (Faculty of Economics), Prof. Dr. Ch. Wegener (Centre for Methods)
  • SP 8: DI-SZENARIO - Responsible introduction of digital innovations in organisations: A scenario-based approach// Prof. Dr. P. Drews, Prof. Dr. H. Trittin-Ulbrich (Faculty of Economics)

Thematic Cluster "Digital Internationalisation":

  • SP 9: Digital teaching/learning formats for the internationalisation of the Master's and doctoral phase // Prof. Drin. S. Abels (Faculty of Sustainability), Dr. A. Soltau (Graduate School)
  • SP 10: DigiCLIL-Exchange: Integrated teaching of foreign language, intercultural and subject-specific competences // Prof. Dr. A. Barron, Dr. N. Bennit, Prof. Dr. T. Schmidt (Fac. Education)
  • SP 11: Hybrid teaching in an international context (HyLiK) // Prof. Dr. J.-Ph. Terhechte (Faculty of Economics), M. Schloßstein (Professional School)


Data & digital Literacy Education at Leuphana

Lecture & Workshop: March 16, 2023, 10-12, C40.704

Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Social Media and Robotics pose new challenges to higher education. How a Data & Digital Literacy Education at Leuphana can look like will be found out in the Open Workshop. Katharina Schüller, Germany's leading expert in the field of critical data analysis, data ethics and data culture, will provide impetus for the joint exchange.

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The Digital Transformation Lab creates new interaction spaces for the professional development of teaching innovations, the promotion of strategic developments and the exchange and transfer of results. In this way, the project makes a significant contribution to subjecting the experiences with digital teaching and learning gathered during the Corona semesters to critical reflection and to strategically develop innovations in coordination with Leuphana's educational aspirations and self-image.

Here you can find the press release on the successful application.


Project Assistance

Elke Dassow
Universitätsallee 1, C40.245
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-4095

Project management

  • Prof. Dr. Erich Hörl
  • Dr. Julia Webersik

Project coordination

Christina Durant
Universitätsallee 1, C40.230
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-4096

Communications and marketing

Jascha Brandes
Universitätsallee 1, C40.231
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-4097