About us

The University Computing Centre (Rechenzentrum) is a service department at Kiel University. We run the university's data networks, including external connectivity, and provide computing and storage resources of various sizes, as well as centralized applications for research, teaching and administration. We also house decentralized systems in cooperation with faculties and departments of the university. We evaluate new technologies and processes in IT, refine existing processes, and act in an advisory capacity to other parts of the university in these matters.

Finding us

On campus

The University Computing Centre is situated on Westring Campus, in particular:

  • office and staff are located in Ludewig-Meyn-Str. 4, sharing the building with the Maths Department,
  • student PC pool, printers, helpdesk and teaching facilities are located in Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 3.


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By bus

Westring Campus is connected by local bus services 6, 61, 62, 81, 82 and 91. The stops nearest to the Computing Centre are "Universität/Westring" and "Universität".

By train

Take the train to Kiel central station (Kiel Hauptbahnhof), exit by the "Sophienblatt" entrance, and take a taxi or local bus from there. Bus services 61, 61 depart from section B2, services 91, 92 from section B1, services 81, 82 from section D1 on the other side of the street.By aeroplane The closest major airport is Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel (HAM), a bus service runs between Kiel central station and HAM approximately once per hour.

Opening Hours

Network and server infrastructure are, in general, available 24/7. Operators are on site during the following times:

Monday to Thursday
8am to 5pm
8am to 4pm

Customer areas (print returns, PC pool) are open as follows:

Monday to Friday
8am to 10pm

There is no operator service on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Parts of the infrastructure may occasionally be unavailable due to planned maintenance. These rare occurrences are announced in a timely fashion.