In Focus: Research & Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Being a general university, the University of Salzburg is characterized by a large variety of scientific disciplines and a wide scope of teaching and research. On the one hand, the university’s research profile is defined by the focus areas and centres. On the other hand, excellent research is carried out at the departments and at the school of education as well. Academics pursue their research from a cross-disciplinary point of view and they aim to build bridges between science and industry. This is accomplished not only by collaborating and exchanging with international colleagues, but also by cooperating with a large number of businesses of every size on a regional, national, European or international level.

 

Current Activities in Research & Knowledge and Technology Transfer


Focus areas

The present focus areas have been created to improve the research profile of the university. They build on already existing strengths and make special competencies visible.

 

Christian Doppler Laboratories

The Christian Doppler Research Association promotes the cooperation between science and business in specially established research units. Christian Doppler Laboratories focus on application-oriented basic research on a high level.

 

Research projects funded by the EU, the FWF, the FFG, federal ministries, the province of Salzburg, etc.

For an overview on all newly launched third-party funded projects please visit the information portal PLUS Research.

 

Contract research

The University of Salzburg makes its knowledge and competencies available to third parties as well. In the context of contract research, projects address various problems of institutions and businesses of every size on a regional, national, European or international level.

 

Knowledge and technology transfer

The University of Salzburg actively promotes and supports knowledge and technology transfer and the exploitation of top-level research in form of industrial collaborations, patents, spin-offs, etc. For an overview on all patents by the University of Salzburg listed in the database Google Patents please follow this link.

 

Doctoral progammes

Doctoral programmes at the University of Salzburg serve the next generation of scholars as a starting point for further research. The cornerstones of the promotion of young academics are the 20 doctoral groups of the Doctorate School PLUS and the six doctoral groups supported by external sponsors.

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