As part of the Federal Government-Länder programme for supporting junior academics, four WISNA professorships were established in the area of Education in the Digital World. Once the current appointment procedures have been completed, the junior professors will be integrated into the existing ForBilD research platform, where they will work together with established researchers on challenging, cooperative research projects concerned with the implications of education in the digital world. This common topic, which is being dealt with from different perspectives in various faculties of the UDE, allows for the creation of consortia that will successfully prepare and place proposals, especially for interdisciplinary, more complex research projects.

Within graduate training, in addition to the already established and successful workshops for method training and development, additional formats such as a writing workshop and a series of events for presenting alternative career paths are offered.