Teaching and Learning

Our team works together with teachers of the University of Stuttgart to develop future-ready methods for teaching and learning. We offer courses on teaching and learning, educational development on lecture or study program level as well as coaching for teaching staff.

About us

In addition to our teaching courses and the Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level, we are glad to offer further support with the aid of the projects “PePP” and “Digit@L”. You can find more information on our projects regarding electronic examinations and digitalization down below. If you have specific questions about your learning arrangements, we are happy to help you with coaching and consultation.

Our range of support on teaching and learning

HDZ program 2024

The Baden-Württemberg Centre for Teaching and Learning (HDZ) offers many courses on a wide variety of teaching and learning topics. The HDZ especially covers topics such as teaching, counselling, evaluation and examination, as these are highly relevant for the everyday work of university teachers. If you are a member of one of our partner institutions, you may attend the HDZ-courses at any location in Baden-Württemberg even without taking part in the Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level.

You can find the current program and the registration here.

A selection of courses, which are organized by the Higher Didactics Team of the University of Stuttgart, can be found here.

If you teach at one of the nine state universities of Baden-Württemberg or at the universities of education, you can take part in the HDZ program. By doing so, you may obtain the Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level. The program is split into modules and offers a combination of courses, peer consultations and classroom observation. You may put an emphasis on E-Learning in your studies and are allowed to only visit some of the modules or courses, if you do not wish to obtain the certificate. For further information on our program and the conditions of participation, please refer to the website of the HDZ Baden-Württemberg. Please only register on the mentioned website. You can find information on the Certificate for Teaching and Learning in ILIAS as well.

Contact: Simone Loewe


Teaching is an important and challenging part of a university teachers’ daily work. Our goal is to support professors with their curricula design and learning arrangements on an individual basis. The subject of a coaching can range from general teaching-related topics, educational goals, your role as a teacher, your position in your institute or faculty to questions about methods of teaching. We also invite you to an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas with your colleagues. An expert in teaching and learning always moderates the sessions.

Consultation is free of charge for all professors. Please contact Dr. Thorsten Braun. Every consultation is confidential. We are looking forward to talking with you about teaching at university level.

In peer counselling university teachers discuss specific situations and experiences of their teaching practice. You can either bring in your own cases or share your experience with other teachers in need of counselling. One session lasts up to 3 hours and you can participate online.

You can also find more information here: ILIAS digital peer counsellingOnce you have registered in ILIAS you will receive further details on how to join our sessions.


Education for Sustainable Development Goals (ESD) is heavily influencing our work in teaching and learning development, which views universities as a place of designing a future-oriented, global and responsible society. The main issue with orienting ourselves towards global learning objectives is how to translate them in everyday teaching and learning activities. To achieve this goal, we work together with teachers in various contexts on current issues of teaching. Practical challenges in the classroom situation play an important role. They are framed by questions about how to achieve higher-order competencies towards a positive, engaged and sustainable development of our future. We offer consultation on suitable teaching and learning arrangements, exam design, and conditions of a successful learning experience in the light of current and quickly changing conditions and challenges of a sustainable future.

 Contact: Dr. Thorsten Braun

Numerous students make an important contribution to teaching and learning processes as a peer tutor every semester and create excellent learning opportunities for their fellow students.

The Center for Higher Education and Lifelong Learning supports the qualification of peer tutors with a cooperation between the departments teaching and learning and interdisciplinary key-competencies. Offering tutoring qualifications as key-competency courses gives students an incentive to participate in our courses. Furthermore, we assist institutes and chairs in developing and offering their own peer tutor qualifications.

Contact: Dr. Thorsten Braun

With “PePP” every university of Baden-Württemberg pursues the goal of methodically tapping in the unused potential of electronic examinations for teachers and students and sharing already made experiences on a wider scale. The project aims to investigate, establish, and evaluate a diverse set of online assessment and examination methods across the university landscape in Baden-Württemberg.

Within the scope of the project, technical and didactical innovations are developed in living labs and integrated in multiple universities; they will be tested in different specialized, infrastructural and organizational conditions. We seek to strengthen the orientation on competencies, a higher mobility and flexibility as well as a greater focus on students in the examination process.

Contact: Andreas Just


“PePP” builds on the “Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level” with a focus on E-Learning. Our goal is, to give impulses for the competence-oriented development of electronic examination scenarios as well as the qualification of teachers in dealing with digital examination concepts.

For this purpose, we will create materials for self-education as well as workshops on teaching and learning basics for teachers who wish to learn more about electronic examination. Furthermore, we will offer a professional framework, in which teachers of every university participating in “PePP” can reflect on examinations methods, can develop their own action and role in the area of electronic examination and can exchange their experience with colleagues.

Contact: Annika Becker

The project digit@L is funded by the foundation “Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre”. The aim of the project is to facilitate digital teaching and learning at the University of Stuttgart.

Link to the project funding: https://stiftung-hochschullehre.de/projekt/digit@L/

Project website of the University of Stuttgart: https://www.project.uni-stuttgart.de/digital/

Digit@L SKILLS: Competencies for the digital transformation

In the category SKILLS digital competencies will be structurally established in the form of key-competencies for students. The interoperational courses are addressed to students in science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences. Furthermore, we will offer courses, which build up digital competencies for teachers. Teachers may also participate in feedback loops for quality improvement.

Contact: Avni Qekaj 

Digit@L SUPPORT: Infrastructure and services

Need-based infrastructure and services contribute to the success of good teaching. The category SUPPORT starts with a reflection on digital teaching and learning courses and connects technical with didactical expertise. Additionally, it strengthens the collaboration between the IT department and the department for teaching and learning as well as with the students (student volunteers as technical support, called eScouts).

Contacts: Judith Bartels, Simone Loewe 


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