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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.

  • News
    Wednesday, 24 January is Austria’s "Day of Elementary Education" and many initiatives are attracting attention.
    Austrian universities look at individual life plans of fathers. Do Papamonat and paternity leave experience a first-time boom?
    The team of the Kooperationsschwerpunktes Wissenschaft und Kunst at the University of Salzburg and the Mozarteum invites you to both events.
    "The way out of poverty is the way to school." The University Library Salzburg supports a school project by EcoHimal in Nepal.
    The lecture follows the reception of Confucian thought in the classical German philosophy of Leibniz and Wolff via Herder to Hegel and Schelling.
    English Studies Professor, Simone Pfenninger, from the University of Salzburg has shown in her long-term study that early foreign language teaching - as it is currently being carried out in Europe - brings little benefit. Pfenninger has now been awarded the renowned prize of the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Foundation for her research on the role of age in learning a foreign language. The ceremony will take place on 19 January, 2018, in Zurich. The award amount is CHF 20,000.
    At the beginning of December, prize money of over € 3,000 was presented to Dr. Göttig, to whom the Promotion Prize Award was endowed. The prize was awarded for many years of successful research in the field of medically and biochemically important tissue kallikreins (KLK proteases) in humans.
    Stefanie Manhart and Martin Happ were recently awarded the honorary prize of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The best diploma and master theses of the academic year 2016/17 were awarded.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 23.01.18 Elisa Tizzoni PhD - The breakthrough of tourism in a rurbanised area: territorial change and conflicts in Val di Magra (1945-1975).
    24.01.18 "Go International" - Praktikum im Ausland
    25.01.18 Some applications of number theory
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