A new long term GIScience doctoral school was awarded to the University of Salzburg under the prestigious and highly competitive ´DK´ framework of Austria´s National Science Fund (FWF).

Three interconnected, interdisciplinary, research clusters have been defined:

  • Representations and Data Models is focused on research into the conceptual modelling of space, spatial features and phenomena, and provides a spatial view of various categories of physical and abstract information objects in order to reveal the potential power of the ´spatial perspective’.
  • Time and Process researchwill leverage the increasing availability of real-time sensor data, the importance of process-oriented modelling, and will address the need for temporal modelling beyond simple discrete time slices.
  • Spatialization, Media and Societyconsiders user perspectives and utilizes geospatial communication as a hypotheses generator for geospatial research: cognitive processes lead to mental maps which are highly relevant for actions, which in turn modify physical and societal spaces.

    Supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the program offers 9 scholarships for doctoral researchers at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. The positions are in accordance with the regulations of the FWF (www.fwf.ac.at).

    Contracts will be awarded for three years with an extension option of several months under defined circumstances.

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      Unfortunately, the planned lecture on 17th December 2020 by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias NEUMAYR (Vice President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Austria; University of Salzburg) on ​​the subject of "Five Years of the EuErbVO: Recent Developments in International Inheritance Law" cannot take place due to the continuing Covid19 situation
      Ingrid Vukusic and Georg Zimmermann were awarded the Hans-Stegbuchner Prize for outstanding scientific work in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salzburg on the 19th November 2020.
      The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg has launched an in-house mentoring program for new students as part of the “On Track” project. And it has come at the right time, because the lockdown has made the start of their studies into a real challenge for many first-semester students.
      The recording of the PLUS Talks "Studies and Teaching WS 2020/21“ from 25.11.2020 is now available.
      Matthias Henke, musicologist, Danube University Krems, talks about Beethoven's current biography “Beethoven. Akkord der Welt ( Chord of the World)”, published in 2020 by Hanser Verlag.
      24 very easy exercises on 24 cards can be found in the SALTO advent calendar. The exercise ideas are ideal for children from the age of three and are also easy for the whole family to carry out in a small space. With the support of the Kinder Büro (Children's Office), this combinable contribution should benefit as many as possible.
      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.
      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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