Mitarbeiterin an der Tastatur
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IT-Support and System Administration

The system administration team  issues students and staff accounts for Linux and Windows computers. The SysAdmin team is responsible for the computer lab for the Department of Informatics & Information Science and provides support for all servers and networks.

Computer Workstations

The University has 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 CIP-Pool of our department is in the rooms G228-G229

Free Microsoft software for staff and students

MS DreamSpark Premium Membership

The department's premium membership in Microsoft's "DreamSpark" program has expired by June 30, 2013. It has been replaced by a contract between the State of Baden-Württemberg and Microsoft that covers

For University employees...

licenses for a couple of Microsoft products, see the information on this Web page.

For students...

a premium membership in the DreamSpark program for all Students of "MINT" departments (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 of other subjects may also participate if they also attend IT courses (e.g. computer science lectures). See here (sorry, English page yet to come).

For support...

please contact

Department hardware and software

Computers used by students at the Department of Informatics and Information Science are largely administered by Armin Köppel and Christian Stoltze. If you have any questions with regard to software used during courses, please contact the lecturers first as they are familiar with the software you are using.

If you are having a problem operating the hardware, please discuss this with the tutors of the respective courses. And if you have any other questions, please send an email to syst(at)

If you are a student of our department, you get your own account in order to use the computers at the department. Further information is provided here (pdf, english)

Use the password of your e-mail account to log in to your department account.

Department Mailing List

Students who are matriculated at the “Department of Computer and Information Science” are automatically registered for the mailing list.

Students who are registered with other departments or registered as school-student are not automatically included in the department mailing list. However, these students should also register for the mailing list, as important information may be circulated via the mailing list. In order to register for the mailing list, students have to send an email from their Computing Center (RZ) account ( to with the keyword subscribe.

Students can unsubscribe from the mailing list by sending an email from their Computing Center (RZ) account to (keyword: unsubscribe).


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