In 2019, the state of NRW created the Curriculum 4.0.nrw funding line, to help universities develop offerings that take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital teaching. Via these offerings, students should learn to deal confidently with digital technologies and to assess the potential and impact of digitization in society and work. Concepts for the development of individual teaching modules (module category) and for the redesign of entire study programs (study program category) were funded.
In 2020, universities committed to organizing an internal, annual competition on curriculum development, which includes all of their study programs participate. For this purpose, the MKW provides each university with 80,000 Euros annually.