Legal Notice


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Division 416 - Universities of Applied Sciences
53175 Bonn

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is a supreme federal authority and is represented by Federal Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger.

+49 228 9957-0
+49 228 9957-83601

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Editorial office

VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
Projektträgerschaft Innovative Hochschule

Christin Holthaus

Henrike Perner


VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH
mailbox 10 11 39, D-40002 Düsseldorf
VDI-Platz 1, D-40468 Düsseldorf

Commercial register: Local court Düsseldorf HRB 49295 USt.-ID: DE813846179


1. Content of the online offer
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2. References and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites ("links") that lie outside the author's area of responsibility, a liability obligation would only come into force if the author had knowledge of the content and it was technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent use in the case of illegal content.
The author hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was recognizable on the linked pages at the time the links were created. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked or referenced pages. Therefore, the author hereby expressly distances himself from all content of all linked or referenced pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author's own website as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the provider of the page to which reference is made, not with the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

3. Copyright and trademark law
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5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
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