In August 2016, the IT strategy committee started to develop an IT strategy for THM . It is intended to determine the basic orientation of the use of information technology at the THM for the next 3 to 5 years.

IT strategy

Digitization is penetrating almost all areas of life today and offers great opportunities. The THM wants to use this to improve its performance in teaching, research and administration. The necessary innovations in the field of information technology affect all areas of the university.

The IT strategy is part of an overall strategy for the digitization of the university, which also includes organizational structures, the development of an IT culture as well as processes and fundamental ways of thinking.

We will establish new technologies that will allow the THM to fulfill its educational and research mandate in the best possible way and to organize the necessary administrative processes economically. The THM provides the necessary infrastructure and organization and creates the conditions to ensure not only functionality and efficiency, but also IT security, IT license management and data protection.

IT mission statement

Our basic principles are laid down in the THM IT mission statement. We measure our IT projects and measures against this. Our mission statement is divided into the areas of technology, culture, organization and profitability. It is not only the framework for our strategic goals, but also for our operational activities.


  • We take up new technical developments and check them for their benefit for the digitization of the THM .
  • Our IT landscape is technically and organizationally designed in such a way that the systems are highly available.
  • We limit ourselves to innovative core systems that cover the need and, if necessary, are accessible worldwide.
  • We are modernizing our infrastructure so that we have up-to-date IT structures.
  • We limit ourselves to a few standards and implement integrated systems instead of isolated solutions.
  • Our application systems should be user-friendly, meet the requirements and be barrier-free.


  • We are striving for central infrastructures in order to use scaling and profitability effects.
  • We support all members and associates of the university in using digital services.
  • Dealing with each other is service-oriented, professional and respectful.
  • We provide digital services sustainably.
  • The tried and tested is supplemented or replaced by new systems in order to ensure that IT use, for example mobile, cloud, is "real in life".
  • We are open to innovations.
  • We create the infrastructure and organizational requirements for modern workplaces and places of learning.
  • We create conditions for the further development of employees and expect suggestions for improvement from them.
  • We rely on independent work in teams.


  • Implemented IT control structures support us in the development of our IT.
  • We implement IT projects taking into account contemporary methods.
  • Our processes are geared towards students.
  • We are ready to question existing organizational structures, tasks or processes and to create new structures.
  • We provide our productive core systems for teaching, research and administration centrally.
  • We operate subject-specific applications decentrally.
  • During the trial period, we provide central support for subject-specific applications in research and teaching for small, homogeneous groups of users if these are approved beforehand by the IT project committee and supported by the presidium .
  • We have a user concept for centralized and decentralized applications.
  • We have an IT product catalogue.


  • We improve our IT landscape primarily with existing resources.
  • We opt for solutions that can be used and implemented by our employees and rely on standard solutions.
  • We check the existing capacities for utilization and adjust them if necessary.
  • We invest in IT for digitization and future security.