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Z_GIS is an interdisciplinary Centre of Competence for Geoinformatics, serving the University of Salzburg as well as partner institutions and the geospatial community worldwide. By integrating basic and applied research with graduate education and outreach activities, we are contributing to applying new technologies and developing methods for managing our societies, businesses and environments.

Z_GIS contributes to the worldwide geospatial community through memberships in scientific and professional associations, through project partnerships and as a centre of expertise for industry partners. Our global network of academic partner institutions is a strong platform for exchange of students and faculty, joint research and fostering awareness, motivation and sustainable management of livelihoods.

As an interfaculty department, Z_GIS is aiming at excellence in research, education and communication across traditional disciplines, combining the best from the worlds of natural sciences, social and economic domains as well as technology and engineering.

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    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on the subject of physiology or medicine: November 25, 2020 - 6 p.m. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
    A Pongauer by birth takes on the endowed professorship for human-computer interaction at the University of Salzburg - an interview with the researcher.
    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
    In many countries the financial resources for investigative journalism are drying up noticeably. The CoViD-19 crisis has accelerated this trend. Smart media policy and public service media can effectively curb erosion.
    The PLUS Report 2020 has been published.
    Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
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  • 25.11.20 Nobelpreise 2020 - MEDIZIN (Hepatitis)
    26.11.20 Current research from the FB Psychology … related to COVID-19
    27.11.20 Update Immobilienertragsteuer sowie neue Grunderwerbsteuer und Gerichtsgebühren (ganztägig)
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