The Centre for University Teaching and Learning of Baden-Württemberg (HDZ) was founded in 2001 by the responsible Ministry of Science and Arts (MWK) and the nine Baden Württemberg state universities and has been funded by the universities since 2007. Every state university has a university division for Teaching and Learning.
The goal of the HDZ is to improve teaching quality and thus increase the quality of the courses for the students. The aim is to achieve this twofold goal through a complementary bundle of measures: By developing a comprehensive offering of continuing education programs in university teaching and learning and through measures to improve the structural framework conditions for teaching.
The HDZ was successfully accredited by the accreditation commission of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hochschuldidaktik in 2015.