News and events

The second phase of the Project «Digital Literacies» has been accepted by swissuniversities and will be supported until 2024 as part of the federal programm «Strengthening of Digital Skills in Teaching». The first phase of the project extended from early 2019 to the end of 2020.

News and events related to the project will be published on this page.

Past News and events can be found in our Archive.

Lecture series: Critical AI Literacy

AlphaFold, Midjourney, ChatGPT... For several years now, AI-based tools have been increasingly shaping the research and education landscape. What are the concrete consequences, both positive and negative, of this development?

In this lecture series, experts from various disciplines will present well-founded insights and share their reflection with the public. It is aimed at students of all disciplines, as well as at other University members and the general public, who want to better understand the development of artificial intelligence and acquire «Critical AI Literacy».

More information on this lecture series can be found in the course directory.

Students can register via the usual procedure, other can write an e-mail to

The program (in German) can also be downloaded as a PDF file here.


29.02.2024Einführung direct link to the recordingBijan Fateh-Moghadam, Heiko Schuldt, Jean Terrier
07.03.2023KI und Maschinelles Lernen: Lernen Maschinen anders als Menschen? direct link to the recordingVolker Roth
14.03.2024To be datafied or not to be? Macht und Bias in KI direct link to the recordingBianca Prietl

KI-basierte Bildgenerierung

AI and the Subconscious: A Peek into Machine Hallucinations

direct link to the recording

Vera Chiquet

Onome Ekeh


Kreativitäts-KI-ckstarts bis zu unerkannten Fehlern – zentrale Kompetenzen für die Verwendung von KI am Beispiel grosser Sprachmodelle direct link to the recording

Caroline Lehr
18.04.2024Vom Schreibknecht zum Schreibcoach? KI-Tools in geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschungsprozessen direct link to the recordingMartin Luginbühl
Mirjam Weder

On the use and importance of open-source large language models in behavioral science direct link to the recording

Rui Mata
Zak Hussain
02.05.2024Ethical perspectives on AI: the case of life sciences and medicine direct link to the recording (internal access only: login required)David Shaw
16.05.2024Die Regulierung von KI-Werkzeugen am Beispiel der EU KI-Verordnung direct link to the recordingNadja Braun Binder

Die Politik der Algorithmen direct link to the recording (internal access only: login required)


Sabine Müller-Mall


The program (in German) can also be downloaded as a PDF file here

Continuing education courses, spring term 2024

For teachers and instructors of the University of Basel:
In the spring term, the team Educational Technologies offers several training courses on how to strengthen your digital skills as well as those of your students:

You will find more information as well as the registration forms on this page.

AI-based tools

In the past months, AI-based tools have received a growing amount of public attention. Questions have emerged about the use of such tools in teaching. To support its teaching teams, the University of Basel has put together various resources, including a course on AI in teaching and “Citing AI tools”, a document for students that provides guidelines on how to cite generative tools.

You will find  further information including links and documents on the page AI in learning and teaching from the University's website. For teachers, the central entry point is the Intranet page “AI in teaching” (accessible to University members only).
The Project Digital Literacies has also updated some of its resources. On this web portal, you will find recommendations about valuable internet pages and interesting documents on what AI-based tools are and  on how to use them wisely. Check in particular

Moreover, the Framework Digital Literacies has been updated to include AI literacy among basic digital skills. You will find more information on this website on the corresponding page.

Series «Einstieg in...» / «Getting started with»

The series “Getting started with...” offers basic recommendations and practical tips and tricks on several central areas of digital skills. The following issues are now online: