Mitarbeiterin an der Tastatur
Mitarbeiterin an der Tastatur

IT support and system administration

System administration issues students and staff accounts for Linux and Windows computers. The SysAdmin team is responsible for the departmental computer lab and provides support for all servers and networks.

Computer workstations

The university provides a number of so-called CIP pools, which are rooms equipped with computer workstations. These rooms can be booked by lecturers for the purpose of teaching but they can also be booked and used by students. The department's own CIP pool is located in rooms G228-G229.

Free Microsoft software for staff and students

MS DreamSpark Premium Membership

Our Microsoft DreamSpark premium membership expired on 30 June 2013. It has been replaced by a contract between the state of Baden-Württemberg and Microsoft that covers a number of services, including:

For university employees...

Licenses for several Microsoft products. To learn more, please visit the corresponding KIM web page.

For students...

Premium DreamSpark membership for all MINT students (Mathematics, Engineering (incl. Computer Science), Natural Sciences, Technology) as well as university members who are directly involved in teaching and/or research in those disciplines. Students studying other subjects may also participate if they also attend IT courses (e.g. computer science lectures). For further information, please click here (please note that this information is currently only available in German. We apologise for the inconvenience).

For support...

Please contact

Hardware and software

The departmental computers for students are largely administered by Armin Köppel and Christian Stoltze. If you have any questions about the software used in class, please contact the lecturers first as they are familiar with the software you are using.

If you experience problems while operating the hardware, please discuss this with your course tutors. If you have any other questions, please send an email to

If you are a student in our department, you will be assigned your own account in order to use the departmental computers. Further information is available here (pdf).

Please use your email password to log in to your departmental account.

Departmental mailing list

If you are enrolled in the Department of Computer and Information Science, you are automatically added to the departmental mailing list.

If you are enrolled in another department of if you are a “SchülerstudentIn” (pupil taking classes in the department), you are not automatically added to the departmental mailing list. If this is you, please make sure to subscribe to our mailing list, as important information may be circulated via email. To subscribe, please send an email from your university account ( to, typing subscribe in the subject line.

You can unsubscribe from the mailing list by sending an email to (keyword: unsubscribe). Please use your university account when unsubscribing from this service.