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Digitales Informationsmanagement
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Welcome to bwCard

The bwCard project is carried out by the universities of Baden-Württemberg, supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK). The goal is a federation that enables the participating institutions to reliably integrate chip cards from the other institution into their own digital processes and services.

To this end, common rules and an infrastructure are to be created, exemplary services designed and future developments examined. Within the framework of the project, a production community will be established which, by bundling know-how and infrastructure, will offer the state's scientific institutions a simple and cost-efficient way of issuing their own chip cards. The regulations of the card federation as well as future developments, such as the European Student Card, are taken into account.

The project started in December 2018 and is scheduled to run for two years. KIT is in charge of the overall project management, while KIT and the Universities of Mannheim and Konstanz are in charge of individual topics. The project results are open to all Baden-Württemberg universities. Furthermore, all universities can participate in individual work packages already in the project phase in coordination with the project management.

The project is divided into three main topics:

  1. Federal cooperation: Reliable bwCard (lead-managed by KIT)
  2. Conception of pilot applications (lead-managed by University of Konstanz)
  3. Evaluation of an E-ID (lead-managed by University of Mannheim)

each with two work packages.



New: Project progress

From now on you will find on this page the current course of the project in keywords

European Student Card (ESC) in bwCard on the advance

The KIT has now reached the mark of 25,000 cards issued with the features of the ESC. As of WS 2019/2020, the University of Konstanz will equip all new cards for students with the ESC features.

Next Partner Forum on 21 October 2020

Already for the 6th time the progress of the project is presented to the participants. The forum will take place as a video conference because of Corona.