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IT Center Steering Group

July 20th, 2022 | by
Colleagues giving a fist bump

Source: Freepik

As a central institution and service provider in the field of information technology, the IT Center at RWTH Aachen University has an important role in the university’s overall strategy. Thus, among other things, the IT Center plays a leading role in the formulation and implementation of RWTH’s IT strategy and supports the university by providing target group-oriented (IT) services.

The future-oriented design of the core processes of the RWTH through innovative IT in close cooperation with partners and users in teaching, research and administration is the goal of the IT Center.

In order to advise the management of the IT Center in fundamental matters, the RWTH rectorate appoints a so-called steering group. Read the rest of this entry »

International Exchange @ Politecnico di Milano

June 10th, 2022 | by
Our colleague Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano

Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano
Source: Own illustration

“If someone goes on a journey, he can tell a story” – at least that’s how the poet Matthias Claudius wrote it back then.

Our colleague Martin Pieters can certainly confirm this today. He was recently allowed to take part in a business trip to Milan as part of a further training programme. There, the participants were able to exchange ideas with colleagues from the University Politecnico di Milano.

He wrote down for us exactly what he experienced there.

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4 Years of Network Renewal
A Look Back From a Coordinator’s Point of View

May 25th, 2022 | by
A big switch with many colorful network cables

Switch after network renewal
Source: Own Illustration

Was it really four years ago that our boss announced with beaming eyes that the application for network renewal had been approved?
Expanding the data network and WLAN, and switching to a new telephone system – in all RWTH buildings. It sounded too fantastic…and yet it came true.

Over the next few days, we stood together again and again in small groups and thought about how we could manage such a huge project. And shortly after that, I was sitting in meetings with the coordinator’s cap on my head, because all of our processes and procedures had to be discussed and adjusted. A huge jolt went through the entire department “Networks”, because everyone wanted to take on this challenge and try to get involved so that we could accomplish this enormous task.

 

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Kick-Off: Federated Identity Management.nrw

April 29th, 2022 | by
Laptop with website of IDM.nrw

Source: Own illustration

On February 17, 2022, the consortium of the DH.NRW project Federated Identity Management.nrw (IDM.nrw) conducted the virtual, state-wide kick-off. The aim of the kick-off was to communicate the project goal and at the same time to arouse interest. Participants included experts from the field of identity management as well as interested colleagues from universities in NRW and other related institutions, such as participants from KDU.nrw and DH.NRW.

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The Archive Migration – What has Happened so far…

April 13th, 2022 | by
Typewriter with paper "Update

Source: Pixabay

The archive migration is an important step in the transition of long-term data storage at RWTH Aachen University. Whereas research data can be archived on the Coscine integration platform, the DigitalArchive provides long-term storage for data without a research context.

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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: Finance, Human Resources & Organizational Support Department

April 6th, 2022 | by
Interview photo with FPO Department

Source: Own illustration

#MeetMeMittwoch: Recently, we started our series “The IT Center Picture Puzzle” and you were asked to form a word from four pictures that stand for a department of the IT Center.

The word we were looking for “administration” has already been uncovered, but you can read and discover about the corresponding interview, the introduction to the Finance, Human Resources & Organizational Support (FPO) department as well as exciting insights from the head of department Sarina Franzen and the deputy head of department Axel Taraschewski in this blog post! 🙂

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Facelift 2022 – The IT Center Blog Relaunch

April 4th, 2022 | by
Announcement photo with orange ribbon

Announcement for our blog relaunch, Source: Own illustration

NOW ONLINE! Since 2015, we have been providing you with useful information about our IT services for your studies or your work at RWTH Aachen University on our blog. With fun & facts on various topics, we lighten up your everyday life at university. After seven years, a relaunch was due and our beloved blog got a facelift. What changes can you see?

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Sharing LaTeX documents – Pilot project Overleaf started at RWTH.

January 31st, 2022 | by

Start the pilot phase together – be part of it! (Source: pixabay)

Overleaf/ShareLaTeX is an installation of the LaTeX text typesetting system on servers that can be used via the browser. This service supports collaborative editing of LaTeX documents.

Interested? Then it is called: On your marks, get set, go!

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IDM.nrw – First Milestone in the Implementation Project

January 5th, 2022 | by
Logo IDM.nrw

Logo IDM.nrw

The project Federated Identity Management.nrw (IDM.nrw) aims to implement a federated Identity Management (FIDM). The federation of the local IDM systems of the institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia should enable users to access the services of various universities at any time and from anywhere with just one account.

The IT Center of RWTH Aachen University is in charge of pursuing this goal together with the consortium partners Ruhr University Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen and Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Read the rest of this entry »

IT Center participation in the MyScore project

December 29th, 2021 | by
MyScore project

Source: Kim Hoffmann

As the central IT facility of RWTH Aachen University, the IT Center is participating in the RWTH project Mobility System Cooperation in Higher Education, MyScore for short. The MyScore project, which started in 2019 and is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims to shape the digitalisation of international university cooperation and student mobility of tomorrow.

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