The state of Berlin is funding seven cross-university collaborative projects with a total of 8.2 million euros until 2024 as part of the "Digitization and Innovation" focus of the Quality and Innovation Offensive (2nd funding phase).

ASH Berlin is involved in the following two collaborative projects:

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). The International Office of ASH Berlin will, together with international partner universities and in association with the participating Berlin universities, colleges and the Charité, test and develop digital international teaching/learning offers in connection with short-term mobilities, which meaningfully complement the classic exchange formats during studies.

Platform for Applied Digital Teaching and Learning (PadLL) ASH Berlin, in association with Berlin's universities of applied sciences, focuses on the development and implementation of digital accessibility in studying and teaching. In this way, a contribution is made to strengthening inclusive approaches in studying and teaching with the aim of reducing barriers in the context of digital or media-supported teaching formats.

Structures & Tasks

Since the beginning of 2021, the CompetenceNetwork Quality Development in Studies and Teaching (KomNetz-QSL) has been an agile organizational unit that bundles various competencies related to quality development in studies and teaching at the central university level and makes them accessible to the departments, study programs, teachers, students, as well as the university management and external communities of practice.

The tasks of the network include advising and supporting the departments, study programs, teachers and students of the university as well as the design and control of quality development and quality management processes and quality measures in teaching and learning. We provide impulses for participative and strategic quality development.


Mode of operation


  • are interested in the design and further development of teaching and learning.
  • advise, inform and support departments, teachers, students and the university management in various areas of quality development and quality management in teaching and learning.
  • analyze and reflect on the changing structural conditions, requirements and "good practices" in teaching and learning and try to find suitable solutions for the university.
  • develop measures, instruments and procedures for quality development and quality management and implement them together with responsible persons and participants in the sense of participative university development.
  • offer continuing education and qualification programs as well as various event and exchange formats related to quality development and management in teaching and learning for members of the university, especially for students and teachers.
  • support the further and new development, the testing and the visualization of innovative educational formats - present, digital, blended or hybrid.
  • are committed to increasing permeability and educational equity as well as strengthening the participation and involvement of students in studying and teaching and in the design of the university.
  • design an interface management within the university related to quality development and management.
  • evaluate and review our procedures and offers and continuously develop them further.
  • work in networks and build up cooperations within the university as well as in 'communities of practice' and professional societies on a national and international level take up impulses from current professional discourses and contribute to the further development of quality development and management in the communities of practice.
  • network with the other nationwide and international universities in order to intensify the transfer of knowledge - especially between the Berlin universities - and to identify common areas of work and challenges as well as possible solutions.
  • attract third-party funding for development projects in the field of quality development and management in teaching and learning.
  • design and implement their own development projects.

Goals & Self-Image

The goal is to contribute to the development of a quality culture at ASH Berlin that promotes and supports the active and future-oriented design of learning and teaching as a joint task of all university members and member groups in accordance with the mission statement Learning and Teaching and makes this a tangible experience at the university.

With our activities, we contribute to the bundling and scientifically based further development of competencies and use professional interfaces to proactively initiate and support continuous processes of quality development at ASH Berlin.

Our understanding of quality is based on a holistic approach to quality development, which includes 1. teaching/learning actions, 2. curricula, 3. organizational structures and cultures as well as the special profile of the university as a SAGE university. We understand the university as a learning educational organization and thus quality as a continuous development process. We support quality development with a broad repertoire of process-oriented instruments in the areas of quality management and development, which we continuously refine. With regard to the design of student-centered educational formats, our focus is on the further development of both face-to-face and online-supported teaching/learning formats and their didactically sound interlinking.

In terms of future-oriented quality development, we are guided by the perspective of learner orientation and support a diversity-oriented and barrier-free design of studies and teaching. The aim of this is to reduce discrimination, to open up the university, to create educational equity and to strengthen the participation and involvement of students.

Responsibilities & contact details

Contact us if you are looking for support with questions concerning the further development of studies and teaching. We are here for you!

We are committed to the further development of teaching and learning.


Head: Prof. Dr. Anja Voss, Vice Rector for Studies, Teaching and Digitization

Coordination: Urte Böhm

We can be reached centrally via the following e-mail address: qsl@


On the pages of the work areas you will find the respective contact persons and contacts.

Information materials / resources

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